IT Project Management Consultant

About the Job

We are always looking for professionals with 8-10+ years overall experience and 5+ years of relevant IT Project Management experience for work on dynamic client engagements. The applicant should be creative and have strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ideal candidates have relevant IT Project Management experience with superior oral and written communication skills, a client service focus, a willingness to travel to meet client demands, as well as an ability to define problems and implement a complex solution in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Partnering with the service delivery teams to understand their portfolio, business strategy, and prioritization in order to facilitate quality service delivery
  • Assessing and improving the effectiveness of IT portfolio management and demand management processes
  • Identifying, defining, developing and implementing improvements to IT project/financial reporting and monitoring processes and procedures
  • Developing tool requirements for delivering IT project/financial reporting and monitoring
  • Providing executive visibility to IT project, program, portfolio and functional level status, issues, risks, costs, budget, etc.
  • Producing integrated life cycle dashboard reports at the function, portfolio and sub-portfolio levels to show status of demand requests, budget vs. actual vs. projected spend, and program/project delivery
  • Monitoring people, process, and technology requirements within the service delivery function
  • Monitoring and reporting on IT program/project financials to ensure project managers are managing financials in accordance with sound financial principles, identify potential issues and recommend corrective actions
  • Driving the implementation and embedding of process, methods and best practice into service delivery activities for the function
  • Conducting program/project health checks to help assure program/project delivery including artifacts/documentation, gate reviews, and monitoring for delivery to scope, time, quality and cost
  • Working with the global resource and vendor management teams on staff requirements and reporting
  • Working with the service delivery teams to prioritize customer demand, both within a portfolio and across the function
  • Improving communications, content and transparency of information with key stakeholders
  • Monitoring IT program/project baselines to ensure activities are occurring as planned – scope, budget and schedule
  • Proactively identifying risks and issues on IT programs/projects – advising team on the development of risk management and issue management plans

Professional Qualifications

Demonstrated Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understanding of end-to-end IT life cycle (pipeline, resource, demand, project delivery, financial)
  • Experience in end-to-end financial management – plan, forecast, actual – function, portfolio and program/project levels
  • Very good understanding of service delivery related key performance indicators, experience with development and tracking of program/project related metrics
  • Project delivery/ management experience
  • Advanced analytical problem solving skills
  • Business case development
  • Strong conceptual thinking ability
  • Attention to detail and perseverance to completion
  • Strong organization/time management skills
  • Strong relationship building between internal customers, vendors and employees
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – ability to interact with all levels
  • Ability to deal constructively with change
  • Impeccable relationship management
  • Detailed process and financial analysis and modeling a plus
  • Business Process Improvement knowledge and experience a plus
  • Organizational Change Management skills including change management planning and execution and communication planning, analysis and execution a plus
  • Advanced level Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Visio, Excel skills

Education and Certifications:

  • College Degree required, preferably in computer science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • M.S., M.A., or M.B.A graduate level degree a plus
  • Project Management Training/Certification such as PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) or Prince2 a plus
  • Six Sigma, or similar process improvement training/certification, a plus

Minimum Experience:

  • 8-10 years of work experience
  • 5+ years of relevant IT project management experience
  • External consulting experience required
  • Program Management experience a plus
  • Process Improvement/Performance Management experience a plus
  • Change Management experience a plus

We are seeking candidates interested in full time positions with Major Oak, as well as project-based positions. Candidates must be willing to travel to client sites on a regular basis. Compensation and benefits are commensurate with experience and qualifications. If you are interested in this position, please attach a current resume, your most recent compensation, your willingness to travel and current availability.