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IT Senior Project Manager

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Atyrau
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/03/2015
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The Company:
A Global Oil & Gas operator with extensive operations in the Caspian Region.

The Role:
Kazakhstan Residents only
IT Senior Project Manager – Onsite Work in Atyrau, Kazakhstan:
• IT Senior Project Manager will work onsite in Atyrau
• IT Senior Project Manager will be required to travel once a week (2- 3 days) to meet with Customers and Stakeholders

IT Senior Project Manager - Qualifications:
• 8 - 10+ years managing Projects as a IT Project Manager
• Proven track record, have completed at least “3” projects from start to finish, with at least one project with $1MM budget or more
• BA or BS - Technical Background
• Advanced/Strong oral and written communication skills in English
• Meeting Facilitation skills required
• MS Project 2010 skills required
• Multi-tasking sills required (will run multiple projects at a time)
• SharePoint Skills preferred (basic knowledge)
• PMP Certification preferred – PMI
• Oil and Gas experience preferred
• Strong analytical and problems solving skills
• Work independently, pro-active and takes charge
• Create deliverables with quality/excellence
• 5+ years as Program Manager – preferred

IT Senior Project Manager - Job Description:
Candidates for these positions should have proven project management skills as well as strong leadership skills. They must have strong communication skills both oral and written, and be able to establish effective working relations at multiple levels both internal and externally. Should have experience with planning and budgeting for medium to large projects.

This individual will have overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of medium to large IT projects. Responsible for the day-to-day running of projects. Applies standard project management principles, processes and tools to effectively manage project execution to deliver quality results. Specific project management deliverables include: project scoping, alternatives analysis, business case development, solution design, project scheduling, project resource planning, project cost estimation, stakeholder engagement, change management and risk management. Ensures that solutions meet agreed cost, schedule, functionality, quality and reliability requirements.

IT Senior Project Manager - Key Job Responsibilities:
IT Senior Project Managers lead the development and implementation of information and technology-based solutions that deliver business value and benefits. They actively apply fit for purpose project management principles, practices and processes. PMs provide leadership and manage multiple relationships (e.g., customers, project team, executives, stakeholders, vendors, etc.) for projects. Project Managers apply basic project management principles, practices and processes to all projects.
Planning & Execution
• Develop, maintain and implement a project schedule/plan in MS Project 2010 (.mpp format)
• Manages the project(s) to budget and meet planned delivery dates
• Identify appropriate skill sets required for the project and communicates needs to IT PM Advisor
• Work directly with the IT PM Advisor to:
o Staff project(s) and reach agreement on how to appropriately source the work [either internally or externally]
o Determine the best way to deliver projects in a timely and cost effective manner
• Implement and manage project scope change control process
• Ensure methodologies, design/code reviews, and standards are adhered to by all project technical resources
• Coordinate project complies with IT standards and policies
• Ensure all appropriate project documentation is complete
• Coordinate implementation tasks and resources to insure a smooth production installation
• Define, document and communicate roles and responsibilities to all project team members
• Provide updates and status of project progress adhering to the status report and communication processes and templates
• Facilitate and resolves project team conflicts
• Provide performance feedback to the PMO Team Lead for use in nationals PMP, coaching and development/training plans
• Coordinate and ensures timely resolution of technical issues
• Coordinate and manage external contractors on externally delivered solutions
• Actively manage project team meetings using the ADAIRO to capture relevant information
• Update and distribute Monthly Project Status Report, updates to the IT Project Portfolio and other required PM tools
• Schedule all Decision Executive (DE), Executive Board (DRB) Meetings and Project Team Meetings
• Send out quality emails and communications to all Stakeholders
Process Management
• Ensure Project Management methodology and processes are applied to the proper level of rigor and utilized to facilitate successful project delivery
• Maintain project schedule, action items and issues to ensure all work is defined, start and end dates solidified, risks identified & mitigated and tasks assigned and managed to closure
• Work with team members to ensure completion of appropriate assignments. Clearly defines and communicates to team members how activities will be managed during each Project Phase
• Ensure all technical assignments are completed according to standards and compliance
• Educate team members on the Project Management methodology and practical application
• Ensure that all required technical documentation is reviewed by appropriate resources
• Complete a PMO Peer Review before progressing to Phase 1, 2, 3 , 4 and Phase 5
• Manage project documentation and collaboration on the SharePoint Site
• Reviews all key documents, deliverables with IT PM Advisor
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