Project Manager - IT

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POST DATE 6/15/2018
END DATE 7/14/2018

University of California - UC Path Center Riverside, CA

Location
Riverside, CA
AJE Ref #
582135591
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
5000330732806
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

The UCPath Center is a crucial component of the University of California's high-priority project to centralize, streamline and standardize the university's HR, payroll, benefits, general ledger, work force administration and academic processes. Located in Riverside, the UCPath Center will serve all the university's 216,000 employees from UC's campuses, medical centers and research facilities.



Under the supervision of the IT Program Manager, this position is accountable for planning, implementation, and tracking of technology projects with considerable impact to the organization. This role will use established project management methodology and templates to manage projects of broad and diverse scope, size, impact, and budget. This role will manage the efforts of project team members including UCOP employees, contractors, and consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.



Use project management best practices to complete the following activities:





* Manage and / or support all aspects of technology projects including scope, schedule, budget, communication, risks, stakeholder engagement, requirements traceability, and quality throughout their life cycle.
* Oversee projects from initiation through implementation.
* Direct project activities with the goal of completing projects on schedule and within scope and budget constraints.
* Identify, monitor, and manage project dependencies and integration points.
* Develop decision documentation and change requests; proactively manage changes in scope, monitor impacts to critical path, resolve issues, develop and implement risk mitigation plans.
* Develop, maintain, and / or update project documentation including project plans / charters, schedules, communication plans, requirements, design specifications, action items, test plans, test cases / scripts, risk and issues logs, risk mitigation plans, training plans, proposals, presentations, and status reports.
* Diligently track and document action items, risks, issues, and decisions. Conduct / facilitate sponsor definition, discovery / design workshops, requirements elicitation, project team meetings, and project debriefing sessions.
* Other duties as assigned.
* Lead project team members and manage external parties.
* Tactfully work with diverse groups of people.
* Collaborate with a wide range of staff including UCOP staff, UCPath Center staff, technical experts, business subject matter experts, and external vendors.
* Develop, manage, and control vendor relationships and performance for the efficient delivery of contracted technology services.
* Effectively communicate project goals and status, explain complex technical information to stakeholders in business terms, and resolve conflicts as necessary.






* Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience or training.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
* A minimum of 5 years experience actively managing projects of various sizes and complexity through all phases of the project management life-cycle.
* Requires knowledge and application of project management principles, theories, and concepts.
* Proven ability in managing scope, schedule, budget, quality, risk, communication, and stakeholders.
* Demonstrated problem-solving skills, capacity to anticipate obstacles and plan for contingencies.
* Demonstrated attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to determine relevance and prioritize tasks.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.
* Demonstrated effective written, verbal and negotiation skills.
* Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) principles with experience using RCA methodologies and tools.
* Experience leading a team of technology professionals.
* Proven leadership ability. Effective problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to put forth persuasive arguments.
* Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress. Demonstrated highly advanced organization and project management skills.
* Demonstrated strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with all levels of an organization.
* Experience leading a team of technology professionals.
* Effective skill at tracking effort and project progress.
* Demonstrated highly advanced organization and project management skills. Demonstrated strong conceptual and planning skills to analyze projects of broad and diverse scope.
* Understands the cost impact of projects, project tracking tools and metrics.
* Familiarity with the following software: Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Visio, and MS Office Suite.
* Experience managing projects related to various technologies such as HR / Payroll systems, document and content management systems, CRM systems, IT infrastructure, or other comparable systems.
* Broad knowledge of technology-related initiatives and an understanding of impact to the organization of such initiatives.
* A working knowledge of Release Management activities.



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