Project Portfolio Manager

Location: Tarrytown, NY
Date Posted: 06-22-2018
Project Portfolio Manager
Tarrytown, NY 
Duration: 6-12 Months (possibility to be extended or go perm.)
Interviews:  1st will be over the phone.  2nd will be in person.
Need USC, GC on our W-2  
The position will: 
  • Run and improve the working of a project management office
  • Maintain standards for project management to apply consistently as part of program (using project plan standard templates, standards for resourcing, schedules, reporting). 
  • Establish integrated plan management to successfully control successful completion of numerous projects 
  • Enhance project quality and status reporting the individual will oversee a project management team and also actively manage projects as necessary. 
  • Typical scope of the projects lifecycle involves understanding client requirements, writing SOWs and developing a quote, structuring projects, performing the detailed planning, and managing project execution, completion and closing of projects. 
  • Candidates should have experience with project management of IT Technology projects and have three to five years’ experience in program / portfolio management of projects. 
  • Candidates with PMP certification are preferred 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience managing a portfolio of IT projects 
  • Experience with Project Server/portfolio manager, Clarity or similar portfolio management tools. 
  • Working experience planning and organizing IT infrastructure/system projects 
  • Knowledge of Data Center Services (Cloud, Network Services, desktop engineering, etc.) 
  • Five (5) years’ experience leading a project team 
  • MS Office and MS Project 
  • PMP methodologies 
  • The ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Experience with a Portfolio management tool 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area, preferably Computer Science or five years of equivalent experience. 
  • Have relevant certifications for the skills/infrastructure/service area/domain, i.e. PMP certification. 
  • Oversee the execution of all projects at the client. 
  • Oversight functions for this position include: 
  • Timely creation of SOW to client’s project needs 
  • Staff projects appropriately and a smooth kick off 
  • Monitor project progress and status 
  • Effective and timely project close and invoicing 
  • Lessons learned and continuous improvement 
  • Work closely with the client as the lead IT program manager 
  • Act as the single point of contact for all projects in the portfolio 
  • Facilitate meetings and communications activities. 
  • Track, measure and report on project SLA requirements 
  • Conduct periodic surveys of customers 
  • Manage the client relations and process for all projects from requirements gathering phase to project close. 
  • Partner with CAE to maximize project work and client satisfaction 
Customer Interface: 
  • Excellent customer support and interpersonal skills 
  • Possesses experience in the overall responsibility for structuring a project 
  • Possess a proven track record in managing infrastructure related projects, i.e. network, security, data center, enterprise server and storage, desktop, printers, infrastructure applications, VoIP, fiber plant, etc. 
  • Performs detailed planning, project execution management and completion of moderate or large projects. 
  • Provide oversight and help in creating Statement of Work(s) for client’s project needs and work with the Client Account Executive in obtaining client concurrence and approval. 
  • Defines the phase deliverables 
  • Tracks milestones and incurred expenses versus planned expenses 
  • Schedules roles and resources 
  • Evaluates risks and recommends contingency plans. 
  • Manages the development of the technical strategy. 
  • Assigns resources and tasks 
  • Manages quality assurance, resolution of issues, status reviews and reporting 
  • Oversees development of standards, change control, customer support, and compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow up with key clients regularly throughout the issue resolution process to provide smooth communication. 
  • Provide timely and comprehensive status reports that maintain service level agreements 
  • Provide up-to-date information to clients in response to specific inquiries 
  • Develop follow up methodology for commitments prior to requested date. 
  • Provide advance notifications to management regarding potential issues before they occur. 
  • Effective and adaptable team leadership 
  • Innovative self-starter with excellent communication skills 
  • Facilitate effective two-way communication with staff members and management 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and provide input on status reports 
  • Document issue resolutions clearly and accurately 
Security and Safety:
  • Adhere to all basic security and safety standards according to Customer’s requirements. 
  • Attend performance planning sessions with PMO IT Architect and Technical Lead on a regular basis to manage work plans 
Work with Account Executive/SDM on formal performance evaluations and education plans that address job performance as well as professional growt


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