Job Description :
Direct End Client: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Title: Project manager
Duration: 12 Months
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Broadway, NY
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: Phone, Skype, In-person
cBiz Requirement ID: MTA_PM251_SS


Required Skills:
Minimum of 8 years of experience in Project Management role
Experience in a core data center and shared service technology area required
Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange Infrastructure
Experience with Microsoft Operating System – Client and Server
Experience with Office 365 deployments and upgrades
Undergraduate degree in related field required
7+ years of related work experience including 4+ years of technology project management experience
Some experience as a direct line manager preferred
Detailed understanding of, and experience with, ITIL processes
Excellent oral, written, presentation, and communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency with Microsoft SharePoint version 2010 or higher
Familiarity with Microsoft Project version 2010 or higher
Proficiency with Microsoft Visio for flow charts/process flows version 2010 or higher
Excellent inter-personal skills including the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute in a high-pressure environment
Ability to independently set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment; a self-starter

Nice to have skills:
PMP Certification

Description:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
The IT Strategy & Program Management Office is seeking temporary consultants to perform business and system analysis; develop specifications and documentation in compliance with MTA standards and procedures, and assist in testing systems to deliver technology solutions to MTA business users.

Responsibilities:

1) Assist the PMO with overall Business and System Analysis for technology related initiatives.
Working knowledge of data center environments in one or more of the core operating technologies: server, storage, network, database management, system management, DR/BCP best practices) – strong “end to end” understanding of data center operations
Experience and understanding of Networks (WAN, LAN, Wireless, etc, IPT, Mobility and other technical shared service areas
Experience and understanding of Active Directory, Exchange email, DNS, etc.
Previous experience with large scale deployment and migration of technology services across a large Enterprise
Perform analysis of business processes, business and system requirements and system design for the development and configuration of software applications that support MTA business requirements
Held accountable and responsible delivering systems development solutions from project initiation to project closure
Manage a matrixed project team consisting of Business Analyst, Programmers and/or Technical staff for the project duration
Lead, coordinate and facilitate meetings to review project status with core project team members, key stakeholders and corporate leadership team members.
Prepare project status reports and other presentation materials for upper management (CIO, VP, President, etc. Effectively communicate project status and expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
Develop and track progress against detailed project plans including schedules, technical and business requirements, cost estimates, resources plans, communication plans, risk mitigation plans, issues resolution and capacity planning. Act proactively to maintain progress and minimize risk. Maintain effective project controls.
Operate as a critical liaison between various disciplines within the MTA IT Department and external entities including technology consultants, technology equipment vendors and space planning architects.
Create and execute project charter, work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
Maintain open and timely communication with supervisors, managers and working groups involved in the projects.
Prepare and submit cost estimates, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.

2Adhere to a Standard Project Development Life Cycle approach
Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business requirements in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
Create detailed project work breakdown structure (WBS) that organizes and defines project work scope, identifies project tasks, dependencies, resource requirements, costs, critical path activity, risks and risk mitigation strategies.
Manage and maintain Project Plans to track all tasks and deliverables and publish status reports, executive briefings, meeting minutes and other collaboration tools to effectively communicate project activity.
Work with Core project team to assist in the development of test plans for new applications and oversee unit testing and system testing to ensure the delivery of functional, low-error systems and solve critical business problems.
Develop and support critical project documentation throughout the project life cycle, from Initiation and Requirements stages through Design, Development, Test, Implementation and Closeout. This includes but is not limited to As-Is and To-Be process flows, Requirements Documentation, Test Plans, Implementation Plan, User Manuals, Training Materials, Transition Documentation, etc.
Support system integration testing, UAT, and implementation cutover testing
Proactively manage changes in project scope, schedule, and budget.
Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately per PMO guidelines.
Adhere and comply with MTA IT PMO framework and enforces quality control and project standards.
Proactively manage potential and risks, and define contingency and mitigation strategies.

Notes:
Consultant will be performing most duties from the 2 Broadway office. Some travel to other MTA facilities/datacenters might be required.
Consultant will not perform any work within 50 feet of track right-of-way
The work will not involve areas with environmental risks (lead, asbestos)

DELIVERABLES & DUE DATES
Documents detailing:
Business Process Flows
Requirements
Test Plans
Test Cases/Scenarios
Action Item Logs
Risk Matrices
Status Report

All source files will be provided to the MTA.

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