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Job ID :
99003
Location :
Charlotte, NC US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Description

The Project Manager is accountable for leading all aspects of a project.  This includes pursuit and/or project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, and communication. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds quality expectations.        

The Project Manager Sr Consultant II is accountable for leading all aspects of a moderately complex project.  Capable of independent leadership, providing all aspects of project management on moderately complex projects that have a moderate level of risk, organizational span, business complexity, team size, and interdependencies.

Job Description

The Project Manager is accountable for leading all aspects of a project. This includes pursuit and/or project delivery including scope, timelines, resources, budget, risks and issues, relationships, and communication. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure the project is delivered on time, within budget, and meets or exceeds quality expectations.

Long Description

  • Directs strategic initiatives or DCIO level project/programs of moderate complexity and impact
  • Manages total concurrent projects summing between 4,000- 8,000 hours but may be more or less based on other complexity factors
  • Leads problem resolution from identification through resolution.  Engages appropriate resources to resolve problems and identifies contingency plans and alternative solutions as needed
  • Leverages organizational dynamics to influence outcomes through portraying confidence, leadership and communication skills.   
  • Customizes solutions for issues typically involving DCIO/IS
  • Drives achievement of projects/program success factors
  • Represents the projects/program and its objectives in all governance/compliance/regulatory and gating forums
  • Drives project execution. Provide direction and oversight throughout project lifecycle to project team to meet applicable business requirements
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders in risk identification and mitigation
  • Assess and reports health of all projects in an objective manner, maintaining project transparency and accurate status; keeping manager, delivery area and portfolio manager informed
  • Proactively identifies, resolves, and escalates (as needed) projects/program risks/issues to manager, portfolio manager and delivery area as needed
  • Maintains resource allocation throughout the project
  • Acts as an internal advocate for the project
  • Identifies, coordinates, and communicates project dependency impact
  • Coordinates, documents, and communicates project plans and requirements
  • Provides feedback on team member competencies
  • Accountable for understanding business objectives and how the projects/program delivers them; driving adjustments in projects/program to more effectively achieve  desired business results
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changes both inside and outside the projects/program
  • Ability to predict risk areas, design mitigation/contingency strategies and execute on these strategies to avoid issues
  • Ability to lead across a wide variety of project types

Job Qualifications

Functional Competencies – Proficiency levels

Business Acumen - 1

Possess fundamental business knowledge demonstrated by my understanding of: key roles within my area, the larger organization I am part of, and Allstate, primary areas and processes used, how individual roles contribute to departmental goals, Allstate’s strategic direction, policies, processes and procedures, business objectives, culture and values, products and services and core business drivers (i.e., regulatory, compliance, political)

Communications - 2

Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate communications in practical applications of moderate difficulty, clearly identifying fundamental message and presentation objectives. Demonstrates fundamental command of the language, grammar and composition. Effectively transmits technical and business ideas and information to others, including non-technical audiences. Has constructed a communications plan. Asks and responds to difficult questions. Listens carefully to ascertain points being made before trying to be understood. Adopts constructive critiques and integrates changes easily. Organizes and gives effective formal presentations, using visual aids, to a group of peers, management or user personnel. Demonstrates ability to respond to audience questions and provide meaningful feedback.

Facilitation - 2

Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully facilitate meetings and processes where the subject is moderately complex. Contributes in a way to accelerate discussions to a reasonable conclusion. Prepares meaningful and reasonable agendas which focus on the primary purpose. Understands the time and topic limitations relating to successful meetings

Long Description

Initiative - 2

Self-motivated and self-starting. Takes reasonable risks and is accountable for consequences. Serves as a resource to others without being asked to do so. Demonstrates drive and enthusiasm. Overcomes assignment obstacles with little direction and support. Integrates additional tasks into assignments with little disruption to work plans. Displays a thoroughness and energy in achieving assignment goals.

Interpersonal Skills - 1

Behaves in an ethical way at all times. Listens to and understands what others are saying. Understands personal influence on the motivation, attitudes and actions of others. Contributes to a climate of mutual respect and cooperation when working with others. Demonstrates sensitivity and tact. Uses vocabulary and grammar appropriate to the situation.

Long Description

Project Communications - 2

Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate Project Communications in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Demonstrates fundamental command of the language and grammar. Clearly and effectively transmits basic ideas and information to others. Expresses technical information clearly. Demonstrates the ability to write in a clear, detailed, and comprehensive manner. Demonstrates an understanding of effective composition.

Project Estimating - 1

Establishes realistic time and cost estimates for a small, short-term project. Demonstrates the ability to measure tasks and activities based on a work breakdown structure. Understands that time and costs are based on the skills of the project team and availability of other resources. Demonstrates the ability to integrate changes into estimates. Revises estimates on a regular basis and informs appropriate people regarding changes.

Project Leadership - 2

Sets the example in challenging and difficult project situations. Can demonstrate different leadership styles, such as supportive and authoritative, as individuals and situations require it. Communicates project goals clearly and effectively. Is receptive to ideas and suggestions from team members.

Long Description

Project Management - 2

Has a clear understanding of project management including planning, communication, leadership, project integration, and the ability to manage risk, resources, scope, costs and quality.  Demonstrates the ability to reliably and responsibly take action or mobilize resources to solve problems or unexpected issues. Assures that client deliverables are correct, within budget and timely. Recognizes incipient problems and communicates them to management. Demonstrates effective time management.  Motivates and energizes team members to meet project goals.  Communicates project objectives clearly and effectively. Acts as a partner in achieving project success.

Problem Solving - 1

Demonstrates the ability to anticipate, identify, reproduce, and resolve simple problems in area of specialty, including business, process and technical problems. Applies good judgment in dealing with problems. Responds in a positive, constructive manner to issues, problems, questions and concerns. Focuses on problem prevention, whenever possible, adhering to procedures and standards which minimize opportunity for problems to arise.

Short Description

 

 

  • Education: College degree
  • Experience: 2-4 years of related experience
  • PMP Certification (Preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrate track record in delivering moderately complex projects and/or programs with a strong focus on execution
  • Should have experince working with onsite/offshore resources. 
  • Experience working in waterfall and Scrum Kanban environment. 
  • The candidate will be responsible for 2 teams (Infrastructure and Telecom).so this experince is highly desired.
  • Good written/verbal communication and facilitation skills for communicating at all levels; including strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrate strong skills in team leadership and conflict management
  • Good consultative, customer focus skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, PowerPoint, SharePoint)


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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