Project Managers

Saint Paul, MN / CONTRACT - 12 MONTHS


We are helping our client find the right project manager. Our client is working with Microsoft on multiple cloud related projects and is seeking a  project manager to assist with the work.  The projects are related to planning and executing on a large scale cloud adoption initiation.  Project manager manages the projects from the client side, helping to ensure the projects stay on task and deadlines are met.

Key Responsibilities

·         Provide leadership for program/project
·         Create a strong and successful working vendor partnership
·         Create strong and successful partnership with application teams
·         Provide strategic vision and thinking with focus on outcomes
·         Create clear and attainable project/program objectives
·         Create clear and attainable project/program requirements
·         Manage program/project constraints of cost, time and scope
·         Form close links with team members and stakeholders
·         Provide knowledge transfer

Key Skills

Required skills
·         Ten (10) years of Information Technology experience
·         Five (5) years’ Project Manager experience
        o   A Master’s degree substitutes for three years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, or an                Associate’s degree substitutes for one year 
·         One (1) engagement in a Project Manager role working on a Cloud and IT transition, transformation, and migration, preferably with mass migrations technology

Preferred Qualifications
·         Demonstrable leadership ability
·         Proven delivery managing increasingly complex projects
·         Experience working in a government setting
·         Ability to direct & manage program/project development from beginning to end
·         Ability to define program/project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with project sponsors and stakeholders
·         Ability to estimate program/project resource requirements and participants needed to achieve goals including changes during where necessary
·         Ability to identify and manage program/project dependencies and critical path
·         Ability to establish program/project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools and tracking such milestones and deliverables
·         Ability to manage changes in program/project scope, identify potential crises or issues, and devise contingency plans as appropriate
·         Ability to communicate program/project plans, expectations, updates, progress, issues, and successes in a timely & clear fashion when necessary