Project Manager II in Raleigh, NC at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/8/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  856668

Our client is hiring a Mid-Level Project Manager for a contract to hire in Raleigh. If qualified, please email your resume to Healea at htaylor@apexsystems.com



The Project Manager II oversees various system projects of a highly complex nature, employing highly specialized knowledge of a specific technology. The Project Manager is responsible for assembling project team, assigning individual responsibilities, identifying appropriate resources needed, and developing schedules to ensure timely completion of project. In order to effectively coordinate the activities of the team, the Project Manager must be familiar with system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member. The Project Manager operates under general management supervision.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Identify appropriate resource needs; work with appropriate management to get resource commitments; make recommendations in sourcing strategy
  • Ensure contractual documentation is place, utilizing appropriate procurement processes
  • Create and manage project schedule; track progress in completing project tasks. Ensure project schedules are as efficient as possible, utilizing critical path analysis where appropriate; and ensure project resources accurately charge time to appropriate tasks.
  • Coordinate the activities of the cross-functional project team
  • Manage scope - utilize appropriate tools and processes to manage/track requirements and conflicts; ensure appropriate change management processes/tools are used
  • Manage cost; ensure financial forecast is created and maintained through the project
  • Track and manage risk and issues; appropriately escalate to management and project stakeholders
  • Prepare and present status reports on a regular basis to management and project stakeholders
  • Participate in and lead internal IT process improvements and make recommendations on areas of improvement to management team

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server
  • Working knowledge of at least one development methodology (i.e. Scrum/waterfall/XP)
  • Basic understanding of Organizational Change Management principals and ability to make recommendations for appropriate adoption of IT solutions
  • Understanding of basic project accounting principles
  • Critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions across all levels of the organization; and cultivate relationships with internal and external customers to achieve business objectives

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelors degree in computer science or related field; and 5-7 years experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.