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EY Senior Project Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia

Senior Project Manager

Core Business Services

Requisition # ALP0023B

Post Date 5 days ago

Job Summary:

Project manager is responsible for delivering EY TECHNOLOGY projects to schedule, budget and quality. The role requires mastery of the technical knowledge of project management inter-related process stages i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management. Project manager must have excellent stakeholder relationship management skills to successfully lead and manage the project team and project stakeholders, and have expertise recognized and requested by customers.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Successfully execute the project to agreed schedule, budget and scope

  • Perform the relevant project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management

  • Plan the project based on a defined need – results in detailed scope/budget/schedule baseline

  • Monitor and control the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in control

  • Plan for and manage change

  • Reports on variances to the approved project baseline

  • Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources

  • Interface and communicate with project team, management and stakeholders

  • Manage project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project

  • Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of EY Technology organization and business sponsors

  • Delivery of projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures

  • Work within defined governance processes

  • Support development of business cases with the customer team including assisting on the solutions estimate

  • Lead the development of the project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope

  • Develop objectives, phasing and content of the project to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales

  • Manage to the objectives and plan by thorough risk, issue and change management across both business and EY TECHNOLOGY parts of the project

  • Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by EY TECHNOLOGY through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables.

  • Oversees the Agile Backlog using TFS

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identifies risks and issues on projects - Leads team to develop risk management and issues management plans to select and implement the most appropriate solution

  • Possesses advanced analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously

  • Applies superior business knowledge/understanding to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs

  • Monitors and manages project scope, schedule, budget, risks and quality to ensure project activities/tasks are occurring as planned and any variances are identified along with corrective actions to address variances

  • Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget

  • Balances both the “science” of how to perform project management and the “art” of project management, which is learned through experience and skill training/ application

  • Identifies unstated customer expectations

  • Identifies and align with the strategic business direction

  • Escalates to management/governance, as appropriate

  • Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions; selects and implements most appropriate solution

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Superior team-working skills across matrixed client, supplier, and geographically dispersed virtual teams

  • Program Management

  • SAFe Agile Release Train Engineer

  • SharePoint Knowledge

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups

  • Directly supervises staff and assign responsibility to project team members

  • Coaches, mentors and supports other project managers as well as other project resources as needed

Other Requirements:

  • At minimum, familiarity with Agile/SAFe principles, preferred hands on experience managing a backlog and running SCRUM sessions

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent


  • Proven experience managing complex, global IT programs over US1M, excluding capital

  • Experience working with off-shore teams is required

  • Experience working on a virtual/global team is required

  • Proven experience mentoring/coaching less experienced project managers

  • Proven experience in managing to contract; ensuring clients and suppliers alike perform in accordance with original agreement

  • 7 to 10 years of project management experience or related technical field

Certification Requirements:

  • A relevant project management qualification (e.g., Prince Practitioner, PMP) is required

  • Familiarity with ITIL v3 is advantageous

  • SAFe Agile Methoology preferred

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