The IT Project Manager will lead and direct multiple IT/Telecom Projects or one large IT/Telecom project under the general guidance of a Program Manager.
The IT Project Manager is responsible for leading multiple concurrent projects to completion and follows project management methodology to initiate, plan, execute, control and close out projects.
The following is highly preferred experience; must be an experienced technical project/program/product manager and consultant with a proven track record of successful projects in Website development, User Experience (UX) Design, Mobile Apps, Telecom software/system development/deployment, wireless engineering, mobile device design, Cloud based solutions, Next gen connected devices, E-commerce, CRM, e-payment, and business operations management.
The candidate will also be capable able to cover additional projects covering a wide range of solutions including, but not limited to, IT, product development and deployment, facilities engineering, RF engineering, transport and IP engineering, circuit engineering, outside plant engineering, switch engineering, and/or business process improvements. Project responsibilities include reviewing project requirement, design documents, business validation and post-launch support. Plan, coordinate, implement, and finalize projects according to the specifications and deadlines while keeping the project within budget. Manage projects from the planning stage through implementation, testing, reporting and project closure.
Essential Duties of a Project Manager:
Oversee and manage a disciplined team within the business unit/groups
Define project scopes, manage, and participate in procurement of materials
Develop and maintain project budgets and schedules.
Manage Contracts and outside consultants and contractors
Maintain and ensure complete documentation of projects.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Leadership – ability to lead, manage, and inspire a team and set the vision effectively.
Negotiation – ability to seek and resolve conflicts for win-win scenarios
Scheduling – manage project scheduling
Cost Control – critical, to ensure project delivery is within cost constraints and managing project finances intelligently.
Demonstrated Risk, Contract, Quality, and Task Management
Communication and Meetings Management –
Business Case Writing
Minimum of six (6) years project management experience to include developing project budgets and schedules required. Experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred.
Bachelor’s degree in IT, Management, Business, Telecommunications or related field is required; the ability to develop project budgets and schedules is required; a minimum of five years’ experience in IT required; experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred. This position can be located in the Anchorage or Seattle regions.
Certifications: Project Manager III Level: Project Management Professional (PMP) highly valued.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities is required. Must be able to drive when in remote communities and operate ATV-style vehicles if necessary.