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Our direct client, in Dutchess County, NY is seeking a Contractor for an  IT Project Manager role, for immediate hire.  You will report to the Director, IT PMO/VMO and leverage the organization's IT Project Management methodology to deliver moderate to large scale projects within scope, schedule, and cost criteria.
This position partners with business leaders to design, plan, and manage cross-functional teams to a clearly-defined a set of common goals. The IT Project Manager manages the entire project lifecycle from initiation through transition to operation (project closure). 

In this role, you will:
• Demonstrate strong interpersonal and customer service skills to facilitate collaborative project deliveries and promote the value of project management across the organization
• Manage vendor relationships throughout the duration of related projects and collaborates with vendor implementation resources to ensure alignment of expectations and deliverables
• Collaborate with stakeholders to produce project artifacts that align within the appropriate stage of project execution (i.e. scope, schedule, budget, test plan, communication plan, education plan, activation plan, & change control)
• Facilitate critical, time-sensitive discussions related to risks, issues, dependencies, and decision points with stakeholders and collaborates with the team to develop corresponding action plans
• Actively contribute to the evolution of the IT PMO (Project Management Office) and VMO (Vendor Management Office) by recommending new efficiency-based processes, educating stakeholders on the value of project management, providing feedback during team discussions, and owning development and implementation of approved changes
• Mentor Junior Project Managers and other project leaders within the organization to support the delivery of projects managed both within and outside of the IT PMO Project Management, Financial Strength & Risk Management
• Understands and follow PMBOK and Agile project management frameworks to manage risks and facilitate the delivery of projects within scope, schedule, and cost constraints
• Consistently provide effective status reporting that contains the appropriate level of actionable detail for Executive, Sponsor-level, and project team recipients
• Create and maintain accurate project budgets and actively manages costs throughout project lifecycle
• Execute proper change control processes to provide transparency and effectively manage scope, schedule, and cost
• Proficiently leverage Project Management tools such as MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, PPM and budgeting software to ensure high-quality project deliveries
• Adhere to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to change management, incident reporting, time accounting, expense reporting, purchase requisition processes, and compliance requirements
Requirements Include:
• Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Administration or a related field)
• 4+ years of professional experience formally leading projects within a matrixed or co-sourced environment
• Understanding of project delivery and acceptance processes within a fast-paced business environment
• Experience providing service to internal stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
• Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
• Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong presentation skills and the ability to conduct presentations to large groups
• Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
• Experienced user of MS Project and MS Office toolset (Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint)
 • Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma, SLDC, or Agile certification
• Master’s degree (in aforementioned fields)
• Experience in Energy & Utilities or services industry
• Experience with PPM tools (e.g. Planview, ServiceNow, etc.)
• Experience in a consultative role with an implementation service organization or start-up

For immediate consideration, please send your updated resume today!Job ID: 4499

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