Project Manager I ( IT )

Less than 5 years experience  •  Financial Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17
Less than 5 years experience
Financial Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/16/17

Position Summary

Plans and leads small-to-medium IT projects of low-to-moderate complexity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, monitors and leads small-to-medium projects of low-to-moderate complexity from initiation through completion.
  • Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.
  • Gains expertise in the principles and techniques required for the software development lifecycle. Develops knowledge of programming languages, IT databases, operating systems and platforms.
  • Utilizes a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed project work plans and schedules using project-planning tools and ERIE guidelines.
  • Applies project management best practices around scope, budget, schedule and change control.
  • Monitors project health and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments and resource allocations to ensure optimal project performance.
  • Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.
  • Defines, develops and provides information to drive the decision-making process and support business operations. Summarizes variance between plan and actual progress.
  • Develops and delivers reports to key stakeholders summarizing objectives, deliverables, status and metrics.
  • Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.
  • Partners on projects of greater complexity to gain broader experience and exposure.

Competencies

Ability to Manage Complexity

Detail Orientation

Developing And Maintaining Relationships

Information Management Skills

Interpersonal Communication

Job-Specific Knowledge

Leadership Skills

Planning And Organizing

Problem Analysis

Resourcefulness

Service Orientation

Qualifications

Minimum RequiredEducation Equivalents Bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and two years related project management experience; or Associate's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and four years related project management experience; or High school diploma, or GED, and six years related project management experience. Knowledge of project life cycle including systems development methods, programming languages, IT platforms and change management concepts required. Knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required. Understanding of insurance industry preferred. Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required. Preferred Designations Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Project Management Professional (PMP) Related insurance certifications preferred.

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)

Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely

Driving; Occasional (<20%)

Pushing/Pulling; Rarely

Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)

Climbing; Rarely

Job requisition: 7646

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