The Infrastructure Project Manager is responsible for full lifecycle project management for multiple infrastructure projects. This role ensures successful delivery of all projects on time and within budget.
Essential Functions/Primary Responsibilities
- Key accountability: delivery of solutions to established and/or modified business area/management expectations; in terms of functionality/scope, quality, timeframe and financial constraints.
- Responsible for effectively managing assigned projects. Project management duties include recommending project team structure, staffing the project team, developing and maintaining the project plan, managing day-to-day work, tracking progress of all tasks, maintaining project accounting and financial results, resolving issues and delivering regular status reports. When outside vendors are part of the project, acts as manager and liaison with the vendor in issues of scope of work, team composition and vendor execution.
- Keeps very close eye on customer and management expectations. Matches expectations (as they form, mature and change) to established project objectives. Assesses any gap between current and established expectations and actively works to close differences through either molding the business expectations or modifying the project objectives. When there is a substantial change in expectations which leads to a change in project objectives, pursues all consequences and documents the changes (scope, timing, funding). Immediately raises professional concerns in this area to IT management and seeks assistance in expectation alignment process.
- Works hand-in-hand with related Application Services Managers/Directors to staff, architect, develop, test/certify and install solutions into the production environment. Maintains constant communications with applications managers and directors to ensure an efficient use of resources, risk mitigation and team stability.
- Actively participates in the development of technical architecture for assigned systems and projects. Ensures adherence to IT standards and established standards and practices for design and development of systems. Responsible for involving appropriate areas of IT (e.g., Architecture, IT Strategy, Application Services, Infrastructure and Operations, etc.) in development activities
- Incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency plan
- Perform analysis that reflects actual vs. planned variances
- Project schedule development, status reporting, communications planning and management using standard project management methodology and tools.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related field; or equivalent work experience
- 5+ years of IT Infrastructure project management experience with projects of increasing complexity of size and scope, and a proven track record of handling multiple projects concurrently with successful project delivery results
- Project Task Estimation
- Resource Scheduling
- Risk Management
- Issue Management
- Adherence to Standard Project Lifecycle
- Project Management Professional Certification – PMP a plus
- Moderate travel possible, approximately 10%
- Experience managing large Infrastructure projects including network and server builds, migrations, and decommissions
- Experience with multiple platforms including Windows and Un*x
- Experience with SAN/NAS Storage
- Experience with Virtualization (VMware)
- Experience with network switching and routing
- Must have experience leading project teams through all phases of the standard project lifecycle
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Problem-solving, negotiation, and decision-making skills to effectively manage project stakeholders – internal and external.
- Self-motivated and a results-oriented personality
- Experienced in facilitating and negotiating
Works in a normal office environment where the employee is regularly required to speak, see, hear, sit, stand, talk, type, walk and bend while moving about the facility. The noise level in the office is quiet. Some travel to plant and company locations is required. Overtime or irregular hours are required to meet extreme workloads and regularly-imposed deadlines. There are frequent interruptions to handle special requests and emergencies. Individual is on call at times.