IT Project Manager

  • Location: Rosemead, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #76781

An electric utility client is looking for an IT Project Manager to direct project planning (scope, schedule, and budget), project initiation, project execution, and project closure by adhering to the company's IT standards and processes.

Location: Rosemead, CA 91770 (Hybrid)
Position: IT Project Manager
Pay Rate: $53/hr. on W2
Duration: 12 months or longer
Schedule: M-F, 8-5
***This role is hybrid – one day a week in the office on Wednesdays***
***Looking for a candidate that is available ASAP***

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead matrixed project teams comprised of IT resources and business stakeholders.
  • Manage all stages of the systems development life cycle, using a high degree of knowledge and project management experience ranging from traditional waterfall to agile methodologies.
  • Develop project schedules, cost estimates, and forecasts; maintain them with high accuracy from project inception through completion and closure.
  • Proactively and independently manage project risks, resolve issues, and address escalations impacting project scope, timeline, and budget.
  • Conduct and facilitate regularly scheduled project team meetings and Sponsor updates to convey general status and updates on project deliverables, milestones, and overall project work.
  • Actively monitor project quality and project performance metrics.
  • Drive quality into the creation and completion of key project artifacts and deliverables.
  • Facilitate change control and change management processes, and implement controls to effectively manage and monitor scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Manage vendor engagements, including negotiating, reviewing, and approving vendor statements of work, contract change requests, purchase orders, and invoices to complete project work.
  • Proactively manage vendors and contract execution to ensure committed deliverables are provided on schedule and milestones are met with quality of service from vendors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 3 years minimum in Project Management handling medium- high-level projects.
  • Agile Scrum experience on a high level.
  • Understanding web-based projects (web & ecommerce).
  • Experienced in JIRA, Octane PLUS, GitHub, UMT360.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing software development or cloud deployment projects.
  • Experience managing matrixed teams and resources, including vendors under statements of work and contracts (fixed bid and/or time-and-materials).
  • The candidate must have the ability to present and communicate effectively to high-level executives.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • 3-5 years of experience working in Information Technology in an electric utility.
  • 3-5 years of IT portfolio and customer relationship management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Computer Science or Information Technology-related field.
  • Demonstrated experience managing project quality including quality assurance, metrics, and quality controls.
  • Professional training and certifications consistent with Project Management including PMP, Agile methodology (e.g. Scrum) certification, Six Sigma, ITIL.
  • 1-3 years of demonstrated experience implementing projects using Scrum/Agile methodology and tools such as Jira, Octane, GitHub or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience with customer service systems, such as billing & collections, CRM, data warehouse and analytics, contact center systems, customer-facing web and mobile apps.

About our client:

Our client is one of the largest electric utilities and a longtime leader in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States providing electricity for much of Southern California.

About APR:

Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!

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About APR Consulting
APR Consulting, Inc., is one of the most trusted talent acquisition and workforce solutions providers in the United States. Known for exceptional responsiveness, agile strategies, and consistently high-level talent, the firm has become a go-to for organizations and managed services providers navigating complex change and urgent challenges. Since its founding in 1980, APR has transformed from a California IT-focused staffing firm to a full-service solutions provider filling a wide range of positions and serving over eight industries — including aerospace and defense, healthcare, IT, telecom, hospitality/gaming, sports/entertainment, government, and utilities –– in all 50 states, with a loyal roster of more than 850 specialized professionals.