Project Manager II (IT)

Erie Insurance   •  

Erie, PA

Industry: Financial Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 369 days ago

Position Summary

Plans and leads medium-to-large IT projects of moderate-to-high complexity.

This role will work within the new Technology Innovation organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, monitors and leads medium-to-large projects of moderate-to-high complexity from initiation through completion.
  • Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.
  • Maintains expertise in the principles and techniques required for the software development life cycle. Maintains knowledge of programming languages, IT databases, operating systems and platforms.
  • Utilizes an intermediate 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.
  • Creates sound project forecasts.
  • Builds and manages key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of critical objectives, gain key insights, and enable imperative buy-in.
  • Monitors quality of project deliverables. Ensures completion of required quality reviews and obtains appropriate approvals for assigned projects.
  • Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.
  • Coordinates the involvement of outside service providers required for assigned projects. Works with appropriate personnel to establish contractual terms and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Reviews technology related costs identified for projects to ensure cost effective technical designs and problem solutions. Identifies, analyzes and implements appropriate industry best practices. Prepares Authorization for Expenditures (AFE).
  • Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.

Competencies

Ability to Manage Complexity

Business Acumen

Decision Making

Detail Orientation

Developing And Maintaining Relationships

Information Management Skills

Interpersonal Communication

Job-Specific Knowledge

Leadership Skills

Planning And Organizing

Problem Analysis

Service Orientation

Time Management

Qualifications

Minimum RequiredEducation Equivalents • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, management information systems, project management, or related field and five years of project management experience; or • Associate's degree in business, finance, management information systems, project management, or related field and seven years related project management experience; or • High school diploma, or GED, and nine years related project management experience. Strong knowledge of project lifecycle including systems development methods, programming languages, IT platforms and change management concepts required. In-depth 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) • Six-sigma green belt • Related insurance designations

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: 7551