Job Description :
Title       :     CW Project Lead
Location:     Plano, TX
Duration:    7 Months
 
Job Description
 
The Project Lead guides technical teams in the areas of application development and infrastructure in one or more phases from project inception to delivery, working in conjunction with senior management and under varying levels of supervision. The Project Lead is responsible for project reporting including project plans, deliverables and schedulesnbsp; The Project Lead will coordinate and facilitate the completion of a variety of internal and external projects that together lead to the successful deployment of software, hardware, database, or enterprise products and services. The Project Lead identifies procedures for implementation, coordinates project plans and works with ancillary groups as required per project.
 
Responsibilities may include:

Develops and maintains productive working relationships with project sponsors, stakeholders and key systems users.
Contributes to the Schedule Management, Time Management, Budget Management, Scope Management, Change Control Management, Quality Management, Risk Management, Issue Tracking, Estimating and Planning.
Assists users in prioritizing new development projects, enhancement projects for existing systems, and system maintenance requests.
Works closely with the users and technical teams to ensure that the business requirements are clear and well defined, and that the technical solutions meet the business requirements.
Assesses alternative systems approaches for workability and economic feasibility.
Estimates staff resource needs for technical resources, user personnel, consultants, and equipmentnbsp;
Applies project management methodologies and best practices as directed by senior management or that are most appropriate for the project.
Directs the efforts of technical resources, including contingent workers, associates and 3rd party vendor staff as appropriatenbsp;
Plans team member work assignments and schedules, and guides and monitors work performancenbsp;
Develops, manages and reviews project documentation including project plan, budget documentation and status reports.
Communicates project status regularly to IT management and project stakeholders.
Formalizes project activities and guides a project acceptance as a production systemnbsp;
Makes recommendations regarding project resourcing requirements.
Participates in RFP development and vendor selection, review and management.
Fulfills departmental requirements by providing work coverage and administrative notification during periods of personnel illness, vacation or education.

 
Requirements:
Must Haves:
Demonstrated 2 or more years’ experience in managing projects for large IT environments in the Server/Storage *or* Networking discipline is required
 
Must have demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel, Project, Outlook, and Power point
 
Must have demonstrated experience with budget setting/management, and financial reporting
 
Ability to organize, develop, document, execute, and improve processes supporting department/section Key Performance Indicators
 
Extensive experience in managing project life cycle and reporting project status
 
Ability to plan, organize and easily communicate project concerns at the appropriate level based on the audience
 
Ability to present and explain complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences
 
Ability to follow-up with key stakeholders on project activities
 
Ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time and prioritize tasks
 
Ability to interface with executive level management
 
Experiences in preparing solutions options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc.
 
Experience with project resource estimation, technology/process requirements, duration, costs and issues tracking
 
Excellent Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Visio) skills are required
 
Excellent communication and facilitation skills to establish relationships with Project lead and management. Need to establish working relationships
with outside vendors, and internal customers
 
Strong interpersonal skills a must – as this person will frequently be communicating with our business partners
 
A personable team-player that is customer-service oriented
 
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
 
Flexibility to adjust to changing needs
 
PMI PMP certification required
 
Scrum and waterfall methodology experience
 
Preferred:
 
4-year degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or Engineering related discipline strongly desired
 
Microsoft Access experience is strongly considered
 
Japanese cultural understanding is a plus
 
Technical subject matter expertise in Server/Storage *or* Networking discipline (in addition to project management) is preferred