Sr. Project Manager

We are looking for a Sr. Project Manager that has experience managing large scale cybersecurity projects. This position is a 2-Year Contract with a 2-day onsite requirement.

Required Experience:

5

+ Years
Job Locations:

Remote/Onsite - Los Angeles, CA

Location Restrictions:

Onsite

Basic Qualifications and

The Senior Project Manager leads delivery of ITS enterprise programs and projects by building and sustaining collaborative relationships with ITS staff, customers, partners, and key stakeholders. Responsible for executing program and project management deliverables for the university and the TMO. Oversees comprehensive program and project plans, controlling scope and directing project budget resources towards the completion of deliverables. Manages ambiguity and influence in a federated organization as an enthusiastic change agent. Demonstrates ITS values in action.

Responsibilities
  • Builds and sustains collaborative relationships with ITS staff, departments, customers, partners, and key stakeholders in administrative and academic units. Maintains currency on current and future business needs, university-wide technology initiatives, and leading-edge project management practices. 
  • Establishes foundation for each project, working with sponsors to create robust, comprehensive project charters and baseline reports. Manages communications with project stakeholder and internal project teams. 
  • Drives continuous improvement, overseeing accurate, well-communicated scope, and the creation of actionable schedules and budgets for each project. Reports risks that may affect work progress and recommends mitigation strategies. 
  • Manages productivity and effectiveness of projects with varying complexities. Creates apt status reports, and maintains accurate tracking logs that organize budget, time, scope, and communication details. 
  • Timely identifies and proactively resolves issues, creating strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning, and escalating disruptions and dependencies to departmental leadership, as necessary. 
  • Owns project management methodology, applying tools, service management frameworks, and technology strategy to all projects. Utilizes pertinent change control processes, developing project progress and compliance reports, and presents regular updates by participating in project team meetings. 
  • Aids the cultivation of an inclusive environment and a culture of trust and transparency, sharing information broadly, openly, and deliberately. Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with diverse groups of peers, team members, and leadership. Actively embodies ITS values and behaviors (e.g., accountability, ethics, best-in-class customer service).  
  • Collaborates with team members and management, implementing effective solutions to support the Enterprise Project Management Office’s vision. Maintains currency with technology, standards, and best practices. Supports process improvement efforts within the team and across the ITS organization. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Required Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree; however, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education 
  • Five (5) years' demonstrated project & program management experience or equivalent.  
  • Proficiency with portfolio project management (PPM)tools such as Smartsheet, Planview, and ServiceNow. 
  • Experience as a senior project or program manager in a technical environment, including those regarding IT infrastructure, enterprise architecture, security, cloud, SDLC, applications, DevOps, data governance, analytics, and/or other related fields.  
  • Extensive experience developing high-performing teams, providing mentorship and stewardship to encourage career development and growth.   
  • Exceptional organizational and data analysis skills, balancing work and necessary resources, and creating, preparing and presenting reports to senior management.  
  • Experience planning, scheduling, and managing budgets, able to prioritize between immediate needs and long-term objectives.  
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other relevant Office applications. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, able to understand and translate business value, manage diverse cross-functional teams, and work with and guide managers, technical, and non-technical staff.  
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, developing positive working relationships and strong rapport with team members and various stakeholders.  

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