Project Analyst in Waltham, MA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 8/31/2019

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Job #:  994883

Apex Systems combines with parent company On Assignment to make it the 2nd largest IT staffing agency in the country.
Apex has an opportunity for a Project Analyst role in Waltham, MA. This is a 6+ position and the pay rate is flexible depending on experience. Here are the details: 
 For applicants who are interested in the Project Analyst Opportunity; please send a Word resume to John Lobdell, Technical Recruiter, at jlobdell@apexsystems.com
 Position: Project Analyst  
Apex Job ID: 994883
Location: Waltham, MA
Rate: Negotiable
Duration: 6+ months
Position Description:
This project analyst will report directly into the Program Delivery Manager. They’re expected to assist in the day to day responsibilities of 5-6 complex projects, and a few smaller simpler projects. Heavy status reporting and financial tracking experience preferred.  
Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that the project/program complies to frameworks and policies, providing support and guidance to the project as required
  • Responsible for internal project audits to check that all relevant project artefacts/documentation are in place, ensuring that the project is always ‘audit ready’
  • Supports all external audits as required
  • Escalate non-compliance to the Project Manager in the first instance, then the Portfolio Director if required
  • Supporting the monthly financial process, ensuring that forecasts are as accurate as possible and monthly finance deadlines are adhered to
  • Assist in the development of project status, program board and / or steering committee material
  • Assist with the drafting of project documentation
  • Supporting project governance activities, including setting project cadence for meetings and reporting for the project
  • Has in depth knowledge of the delivery framework, governance & structure of agile & waterfall projects, providing guidance to other members of the project team
  • Assisting with setting up / maintaining the project plan and RAID log in Microsoft Project Online
  • Provide a central point of accountability for coordinating and processing invoices
  • Effectively and accurately supporting communication of relevant project information to the project team and external parties
  • Schedule/coordinate project activities to include meetings, teleconferences, videoconferences, etc.
  • Participate in both internal and external meetings, keeping accurate notes and distributing meeting minutes as appropriate
  • Assist in tracking development, approval and processing for all Statement of Works, Engage WPs, other
  • Assist in the development of the closure paper and associated proceedings

Qualifications:
 
  • A Bachelor's degree and more than 3+ years of related experience OR in lieu of a degree, equivalent work experience.
  • Must have recent Project Analyst experience with a focus on Investment and Project/Portfolio Planning, and Forecasting, including operational resources and program costs.
  • Working knowledge of Operating vs. Capital Expense rules for internal software development
  • Analysis of business performance and development of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Knowledge of MS Project, and/or other Project Management software and demonstrated proficiency with the MS Office Suite of products is a must.
  • Experience in fact finding including knowledge and understanding of where to find and how to present relevant information.

 
Nice to haves:
 
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Agile experience preferred, but not required

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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