Project Manager (Public Sector Experience Preferred) - Austin, Texas, United States, 73301

Worker will perform these tasks Directs, develops, and evaluates projects using accepted project management methodologies. Initiates multi-agency or enterprise-level projects, obtains authorization and commitment, and demonstrates business need and project feasibility. Develops criteria for evaluating programs, proposals, and other pertinent information related to project assignments. Develops project budgets, schedules, work plans, resources requirements, and cost estimates and projections. Develops and implements plans to communicate project methodology and processes to interested groups and team members. Direct and coordinate activities of design engineers and technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget Reviews and recommends proposals and bids to management. Monitors and manages project quality and cost to ensure that project deliverables are acceptable, fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications, and are completed within budget. Identifies potential project risks and difficulties and designs strategies to mitigate or avoid them. Compiles and distributes project information, project status reports, and project budget expenditures. Coordinates project activities with other state agencies, governmental jurisdictions, or private sector partners and contractors. Creates documentation procedures to capture and manage changes in original project plan. May occasionally oversee multiple projects concurrently. Performs related work as assigned. WORKER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS (Required) Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills Must be able to work independently and in a diverse team environment Must possess problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task Must able to work around projects, deadlines, and operational needs with readiness to put in extra efforts when necessary Knowledge of project management theories and practices applicable to projects that are highly complex in scope of systems and procedures used to evaluate a third-party vendorrsquos performance and of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the administration of the project undertaken. Skill in project management monitoring, in addressing changes in scope and budget, and in the use of a computer and applicable software Ability to manage project activities to establish project goals and objectives to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions to analyze complex information and develop plans to address identified issues to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills to identify project risks and gaps to prepare reports to communicate effectively. Minimum (Required) insert specific minimum skills for this Contract Position) Years SkillsExperience Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, preferably with major coursework in information systems, computer science, data processing, communications, business, or a related field. 8 Experience in project management theories and practices applicable to highly complex hardware and software projects 8 Experience maintaining rigorous check points while constantly and consistently ensuring projects stay on time, within budget and meets quality standards. 8 Experience in a complex, multi-platform distributed environment 4 Certification in Project Management by a recognized project management organization. Preferred (Optional) insert specific preferred skills for this Contract Position) Years SkillsExperience 2 Traffic applications, signals and hardware 4 Change Management based on ITIL principles and practices 2 Public sector experience (Federal, State, or Local Government)