EY Technical Project Manager in Alpharetta, Georgia

Technical Project Manager

Core Business Services

Requisition # ALP001TA

Post Date Nov 02, 2018

Technical Project Manager

US-GA-Alpharetta

The Project Manager is responsible for delivering IT projects to schedule, budget and quality. The role requires a mastery of 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. Proficiency in related processes such as portfolio management, program management, methods and tools and quality assurance is also required. The 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, complex projects typically up to $5m in value and 12 to 18 months in duration.

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

  • Mastery of project management methodology, tools and templates (includes project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)

  • Work with Product owners in prioritizing User Stories and backlogs using Agile methodologies.

  • Manage and conduct multiple teams and coordinate with other Project Managers.

  • 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.

  • Report 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.

  • Perform gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsors

  • Lead project teams consisting of cross- functional, global groups, directly supervise staff, assign responsibility to members and monitor progress.

  • Coach, mentor and support less experienced project managers.

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

  • Manage external contracts and suppliers where required.

  • Work within defined governance processes.

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

Requirements:

To qualify, candidates must have:

  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience.

  • Must have a development, big data and Analytics background.

  • 7 to 10 years in a corporate IT environment.

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in project management, specifically with Microsoft technology stack based projects. Azure and Big Data is a plus.

  • Leader in the use of IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management.

  • Agile is a must, SAFe is preferred

  • Other relevant experience in a related technical field (application development, deployment/implementation and infrastructure).

  • Experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases - plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.

  • Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously.

  • Strong team working skills across client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams.

  • Demonstrated experience working for large organizations on complex projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships.

  • Ability to facilitate change management with teams.

  • Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources.

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

Experience in a professional services industry, preferred.

Project management certification is preferred (PMI/CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2).

Familiarity with ITIL v2 or 3 would be advantageous.

Must have Agile development background

Limited National and international travel may be required