IT Project Manager – CPMO # JN -042021-63366

Columbia, South Carolina
Industry: Business Analyst / Project Manager
Job Number: JN -042021-63366

Position title : IT Project Manager – CPMO

Duration : 12 months

Location : Columbia, SC


Position summary:

  • Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting, and stability of project-oriented work efforts.
  • Responsible for moderate number of work efforts simultaneously that vary from a smaller to a moderate scale, with smaller number of hours to moderate number of hours, and with moderate system impacts and moderate scope and complexity.
  • Adheres to project management processes and methodologies to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budgeted hours, adheres to high quality standards, and meets ISSM expectations. 
  • Monitors project plans, assignments and work efforts on a daily basis.
  • Ensures resource needs are assigned appropriately and escalates functional, quality, timeline issues.
  • Tracks key project milestones and adjusts project plans to meet the needs of work effort. 
  • Responsible for leading the project from inception to final business acceptance and implementation.


Require Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communications (verbal and written) skills with assertive yet customer-focused style.
  • Advanced leadership skills in a team or project environment.
  • Excellent problem solving and conflict management/resolution skills.
  • Advanced analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of project management principles and methodologies, information systems, business processes, and the key drivers and measures of success for the business unit and the organization.
  • Advanced competency in management of resources to meet goals and multiple projects.
  • Strong ability to lead multiple multidiscipline, high-performance work teams throughout project life cycle.
  • Strong ability to negotiate terms and scope of work documents.
  • Advanced ability to prepare and present formal presentations.
  • Ability to manage all phases of work effort from inception to completion.
  • Effective strategic thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting analysis of project triple constraints.


Required Software and Tools:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and project management tools; MS Project or MS Azure Boards.



Candidate technical background:

  • SDLC Project Management experience
  • IT Leadership experience on multiple concurrent project teams
  • MS Office, including MS Visio
  • MS Project or MS Azure Boards
  • PMP Certification (Highly Desired)
  • Experience writing scope / design / implementation documents
  • Can speak intelligently about the methodologies they have worked with


Job Responsibilities:


The Project Manager (PRM) is responsible for all project management activities in a matrixed project environment utilizing waterfall/PMBOK-based methodology. The project environment is fast-paced and deadline-focused. The successful PL is able to: work independently while keeping management informed, handle deadline pressures, and effectively escalate project issues.


  • The PRM is accountable for the delivery of projects on time, on budget, and on target.
  • Facilitating project team through the definition of scope, requirements, and design.
  • Responsible for authoring (using input from project team) required project documentation, including scope document, design document, and implementation document.
  • Responsible for facilitating the WBS process and translating WBS into an MS Project or MS Azure Boards project schedule, detailed to an 8/80 level of granularity.
  • Responsible for keeping the project schedule updated throughout the project life cycle, and for managing a change control process to reflect changes in requirements, deliverables, dates, or budget.
  • Responsible for facilitating the identification of project risks and issues, and tracking these through the project life cycle.
  • Responsible for coordination of customer testing, with the assistance of a Test Analyst on larger projects.
  • Responsible for scheduling, facilitating and recapping project team meetings.
  • Responsible for the escalation of project issues, and for communications of project status to all levels of management on both customer and I/S side.


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