Consultant, Program/Project Management

About the role

The Avanade Program/Project Management team is responsible for successfully delivering projects to Avanade clients through sound project organization, staff management and adherence to proven methodologies and technologies.

As a Senior Consultant in Program/Project Management, you will be responsible for ensuring successful project delivery as measured by schedule, budget, deliverable quality and client satisfaction. You will be actively involved in the sales and estimating phases of each project as well as in planning, mobilization, execution and closure. Throughout the project lifecycle, you will regularly communicate status to all stakeholders, manage risks and issues and monitor financial performance.

Day-to-day, you will:


  • Develop, implement and maintain a detailed project work plan, including appropriate controls, governance structures and monitoring to ensure on-time, on-budget and quality outcomes
  • Balance scope, schedule, budget, quality and risks and propose and implement adjustments as necessary
  • Monitor, report and respond to project issues and risks
  • Develop and implement change management processes
  • Develop and maintain good client relationships
  • Engage and partner with onshore, offshore and near-shore workforces and oversee junior team members
  • Travel as needed.

About you

You are meticulous and results-oriented. You are self-directed and able to thrive in an unstructured, fast-changing environment. Your client-oriented attitude serves you well when priorities conflict and multiple stakeholders compete for attention.

Your technical skillset likely includes:


  • Working knowledge of at least one software development methodology
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Basic knowledge of contract terms and working knowledge of earned value reporting.

Your general business skills likely includes:


  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Proven skills in customer expectations management
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication skills
  • Good client interface, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Solid business acumen
  • Good time management.

You most likely have three to five years of consulting project management experience and at least two years of management experience. Your education likely includes a Bachelor's degree in business or a technology-related field. Project Management Institute Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is preferred but not required.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 27,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Qualifications
Years of Experience: 3 - 5 years of consulting project management experience

Management Experience: 2+ years of direct people management experience

Education: Bachelor's degree in business or technology-related field

Other Skills/Knowledge:

Technical skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to think and work systematically and logically
  • Basic knowledge of contract terms
  • Proven skills in customer expectations management
  • Working knowledge of at least one software development methodology
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Project
  • Working knowledge of Earned Value reporting
Other skills and knowledge
  • Clear and concise oral and written communication
  • Results oriented / self-directed ability to drive change in unstructured environment
  • Good client interface and presentation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Time management skills
  • Customer oriented attitude and good interpersonal skills.

Required Certifications:

Project Management Institute CAPM certification preferred, but not required
[INTERNAL USE ONLY] - DMA I completion

Additional Area, Region or Service Line specific requirements:

Requisition ID - 53274

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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