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Project Manager

Company: Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Job Description:

The IMD Project Manager Senior performs complexadvanced (senior-level) project management, research and evaluation, process re-engineering, and departmental support work. Work involves leading the planning and management of complex projects from conception through delivery. The Project Manager demonstrates a growing span of influence, working across organizational lines while collaborating with varying levels of team members and leadership. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for initiative and independent judgment. Duties and ResponsibilitiesProject Management bull Leadsmanage individual enterprise and divisiondepartment specific projects in collaboration with agency staff, vendors, contractors, and other State agencies using waterfall, iterative, or agile methodologies. Types of projects may include software development, software implementation, infrastructure, business oriented and other strategic agency efforts as assigned.bull Develops and documents project management tools, processes, and procedures for the agencyrsquos PMO.bull Establishes and supports project management tools to complement the PMO.bull Defines project scope, goals, and deliverable that support business processes andor project objectives.bull Estimates resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.bull Manages daily activities of assigned projects, including communicating project expectations and delegating tasks and responsibilities to project team members in order to best meet project objectives.bull Consistently tracks project milestones and deliverables, and monitors and reports on project status.bull Identifies and resolves project issues and conflicts.bull Plans, schedules, and prepares project timelines to ensure projects remain on schedule and within budget.bull Reviews projects to determine level of compliance with PMO guidelines.bull CoordinatesAssist meetings for the PMO and assists with vendor contract management. Technology Research Evaluationbull Participates as a member or advisor to project implementation teams.bull Participates in risk analysis research and recommends projects to mitigate findings.bull Compiles and analyzes data, and prepares, presents andor distributes routine and ad hoc reports to agency management and Board of Trustees.bull Conducts market research and product evaluations, and develops technical specifications, requests for offer (RFOs), requests for information (RFIs), and requests for proposals (RFPs) for the purchase of information systems and project management products and services. Process Re-Engineering bull Defines and recommends processes and procedures to facilitate better service deliver to agency constituents and staff, and to align technology with agency goals and objectives.bull Assists with on-going process improvement efforts.bull Provides training and advice to agency management and staff.bull Analyzes and recommends improvements to legacy business processes both technical and non-technical. Departmental Support bull Assists overseeing staff assigned to projects, including planning and assigning work, and providing input for hiring and performance evaluations.bull Leads or participates on special projects and committees as assigned.Performs related work as assigned Minimum Required QualificationsEducationbull Bachelorrsquos degree from an accredited four-year college or university.bull High School diploma or equivalent and additional full-time experience in project management, systems analysis, or related technical experience may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis. Experience bull Six (6) years or more of full-time project management, systems analysis and design, software development, or related experience, including experience managing large complex projects and utilizing a defined project management methodology. Preferred Qualifications bull Bachelorrsquos degree in Project Management, Management Information Systems (MIS), or Business.bull Experience managing medium to large projects.bull Experience working in a Texas state agency and with preparing Texas Project Delivery Framework documentation.bull Experience creating project related RFORFPs.bull Information Technology Infrastructure Library V3 (ITIL V3).bull Project Management Professional (PMP)bull Scrum Master Certification (CSM)

Keywords: Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Austin , Project Manager, Executive , Austin, Texas

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