Kforce Senior Project Manager in Eagan, Minnesota

A Kforce client is seeking an Sr. Project Manager in Eagan, Minnesota (MN). The purpose of the Sr. Project Manager position is to provide direction and leadership to project team members for large sized systems projects that are moderate to high complexity. The Sr. Project Manager will ensure project delivers positive business value and meet committed scope, cost, schedule and quality business results. Essential Functions:

  • Manages and is an advocate for the entire project

  • Communicates appropriately and effectively to stakeholders, gaining trust and building consensus

  • Help Business Partners and Business Users understand their roles and responsibilities within the project

  • Obtains appropriate stage-gate approvals from business and IT sponsor

  • Ensures team understands the business benefits of the project and connects the project to the broader organizational goals

  • Work with stakeholders to confirm understanding before drawing conclusions

  • Requests the needed people for a project and get them oriented to work on the project

  • Develops and executes an overall project schedule, including tasks, duration, dependencies, and resource assignments

  • Controls and tracks changes to scope, time, cost, quality, issues and risk

  • Manages completion of project objective, such as procurement, quality planning, service level agreements, and customer training

  • Ensures product deliverables' quality, such as functional specifications, logical and physical data design, solution design and detailed design, test plans, and completed solution

  • Resolves issues in a timely manner. When appropriate, escalate problems and issues to stakeholders and sponsor

  • Evaluates risks, assess possible outcomes and solves problems

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

  • 8 years IT experience or related business experience

  • 5 years project lead experience

  • PMP certification preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong track record managing IT projects and formal project management knowledge as well as ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines

  • Ability to build and maintain cohesive motivated teams

  • Ability to coach and develop subordinates and/or peers

  • Experience with stakeholder management.

  • Strong business and strategic planning skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients

  • Excellent planning, organizational and leadership skills

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Strong consulting and customer service skills

  • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders

  • Ability to provide financial forecast and on-going reconciliation of resources and other project related expenditures

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours