Project Manager 2

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Summary
The Project Manager II provides the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals. This position works with both external and internal customers to oversee all aspects of a project, including, but not limited to, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring and summarizing progress of projects.
Essential Functions
Overall accountability for assigned projects, timeline, and delivery of services related to the project within the defined scope and timelines
Develops, maintains and publishes project work plans and estimates as defined by the Client Integration process
Directs and manages project development from coordinating kick-off meetings through implementation to completion and reviews lessons learned
Manages project resource allocation, identifies and manages project dependencies and critical paths
Builds, develops and grows business relationships vital to the success of the project
Communicates frequently with team members, third party groups and management, regarding program status, timeline, tasks and deliverables
Gathers and analyzes information such as data elements, template specifications and programming source documents in order to define the scope of projects
Creates and maintains client specific documents on SharePoint to ensure document and version control and the accuracy of documentation
Identifies, manages, and mitigates project risks and resolves issues in a timely manner to ensure program success
Performs research, documents findings and makes recommendations based on the gathered research
Facilitates briefing sessions to ensure all stakeholders and impacted parties are aware of relevant information from project commencement through post release quality validation including any issues that may impact the project
Analyzes test data to ensure complete test data has been supplied for development
Reviews pre-sign off samples for layout, format, content, etc. prior to being sent to client for final sign off
Works with the Compliance Team to maintain Covius \u0022Best Practices\u0022 Templates
Prepares various reports, including forecasting, resource allocation and budget status
Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential crises and devises contingency plans to mitigate negative impact to the project timeline and overall success
Conducts project post mortems and develops recommendation reports in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
Education
High School Diploma or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Project Management Professional Certification preferred
Experience
10+ years of experience in Program and/or Project Management involving custom development, business process optimization or contract client services
Proven experience as a full-time program manager in a software development environment
Proven technical capability/experience working within a software development environment
Experienced in conflict resolution
Appreciation and understanding of software development methodologies e.g. Agile, RUP, etc.
Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Advanced knowledge in the area of project management
Proficiency with project management software
Ability to manage, lead, and mentor professionals of varying levels of experience, including the ability to create a positive and collaborative team environment
Ability to visualize, conceptualize, design and implement original and creative ideas and solutions to directly impact and add value to the organization
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong project management skills, including knowledge of project management theory and methodology
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Possesses strong organizational and time management skills
Comfortable in a high pressure, high growth and high transaction environment
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals
Possesses strong problem solving and analytical skills
Demonstrates strong attention to detail and a high standard for excellence
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and other stakeholders
Professional demeanor, including ability to use tact and sound judgment in contact with individuals within and outside of the corporation
Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client, staff, and vendor information
Working Conditions
Work is performed in climate controlled indoor administrative office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, depending upon office or meeting location.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate. The employee frequently is required to remain stationary. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 pounds. Vision: Close and distance required with ability to see objects in presence of glare or bright lighting (e.g., computer screen). Speech/Hearing: Frequently interact with management, vendors, coworkers, industry constituents, clients and the public.
Covius offers an extensive benefits package for all employees, including medical, dental, vision and 401k!
Covius is committed to equal opportunity in all employment practices to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, pregnancy, disability, genetics, marital status, military or veteran status or any other protected category as established by local, state and federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment and hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, disciplinary action, layoff, leaves of absence, training and termination. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawful discrimination based on any prohibited basis.
The essential functions, working conditions and physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


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