Sr. IT Project Manager

Location: Foster City, CA
Job title: Sr. IT Project Manager
Location: Foster City
Contract position
Work on highly visible projects involving IT and Security, while able to work with both technology and business partners across the organization in a collaborative way. Ensure proper project planning and design, scope management, coordination of team and work efforts, monitoring of project deliverables, quality/gate reviews and issue identification, escalation and resolution.. Oversee transition to production operations and post-implementation reviews including the planning and coordination of organization change management, training and adoption of the solution.

•Participate in business customer briefings, project planning and scoping discussions with project management strategies and engage in project initiation consultations as required
•Provide timely delivery updates, and problem–solving, responsive resolution of project issues
•Lead front-end studies and Request for Proposal/Information RFP/RFI process for projects as required and work closely across business and IT teams to drive effective selection of delivery and solutions partners
•Plan, develop and execute effective project kick-offs to properly launch project teams and project steering
•Define project scope, goals and deliverables and manage scope changes with portfolio/project steering
•Provide project risk and mitigation plan as appropriate if relevant – escalate
•Develop project plan and schedule, and monitor, escalate and secure approvals for change
•Develop project budget, track variance and escalate accordingly with recommended corrective actions
• Develop plan with respective leads to include all other work-streams – business, training, change management
•Manages and ensures proper transition of project to operations
Experience and Skills
•Experienced Senior IT Project Manager with minimum, 8 years of PM experience – initiate to delivery and experience using Project Management Methodologies
•Good Network Security, Identity & Access Management, End-Point Security technical knowledge
•Good RFP/ POC/Contract Management process knowledge
•Excellent communication and Stakeholder Management experience
•Excellent MS Project skills and Work Breakdown Structure experience
•Experience managing project budgets
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