Telecom Project Manager

Company Name:
Elevate Technology Solutions
Elevate Technology Solutions is currently accepting applications for a Telecom Project Manager to support our operations in Watertown, MA.

This excellent opportunity requires that the ideal candidate to be customer focused, and willing to join a winning team.

The Telecom Project Manager will be responsible for the following:
The Telecom Project Manager (TPM) is responsible for managing the implementation of IT-driven application development projects within the client and their portfolio of lines of business.
The TPM will be responsible for driving the full lifecycle of project delivery, from inception, business case creation and approval, through to requirements definition, implementation and roll out, working with a cross functional team of business and technical resources.
The TPM will be ultimately accountable for the success of the project and work closely with the business sponsors of the project to ensure objectives are delivered as expected.
The Telecom Project Manager must have the following skills:
Understand initiatives in order to facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, deliverables and ultimately create project work plans
Consult with management and review project proposals to determine goals, time frames, budgetary requirements, process and procedures for accomplishing the project, staffing requirements, and allocation of resources.
Develop project plans based on a clearly articulated approach and strategy; specifying required tasks and resources and their required skill sets, specific deliverables, milestones, dependencies, identification of risks, and mitigation plans.
Effectively drive the requirements definition process, working closely with the business analyst(s) and business stakeholders.
Provide leadership and direction to project team members; driving accountability and engagement; coordinate activities of project resources to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
Monitor, report and follow-up on the status and next steps of all project components
Effectively identify, analyze and communicate downstream impacts of project changes; navigating project changes effectively by removing barriers.
Effectively apply the client's IT Project methodology and enforce project standards
Prepare for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures
Minimize business exposure and risk on project. Ensure project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately
Facilitate team and client meetings effectively
Hold regular status meetings with project team
Effectively communicate relevant project information to senior leadership
Deliver engaging, informative, well-organized presentations that are effectively tailored to the intended audience
Adjust communication strategy and approach to match the needs of specific business groups, individuals and partners and ensure that all materials created for communicating and facilitating discussion of intended approach are carefully tailored to the intended audience to ensure that business owners are able to give complete and accurate feedback
Ensure that feedback from key business owners is fully acknowledged and incorporated into functional specifications, process flow diagrams and project plans to give business leaders the confidence that they are being heard and that their needs will be met
Serve as a communication bridge between business leaders and developers to facilitate understanding of initial requirements, questions and changes across these groups.
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
Work closely with the business functional areas, technical teams and vendors in defining systems/project priorities, scope, approach, resource requirements, timing of deliverables and funding.
Consistently acknowledge and appreciate each team member's contributions
Effectively utilize each team member to his/her fullest potential
Motivate team to work together in the most efficient manner
Facilitate retrospective reviews of project to ensure that course correction is possible in a proactive manner or that learnings can be applied to future projects
Mitigate team conflict with transparency to mitigate any risks to project success
Exercise sound judgment to meet deadlines and prioritize projects and tasks.
Work with minimum supervision, but, when necessary, consult with the senior management of IT and lines of business for direction and/or clarity.
Work closely with, but, not limited to marketing, finance, internal audit, IT, cost center owners, directors/principals, 3rd party suppliers and supply management to ensure their needs are being met in a timely and professional manner.
The Telecom Project Manager must meet the following qualifications:
Five - Ten years of IT project planning and management experience, preferably within a technology department or organization with experience in the following areas:
Full project lifecycle- from conception to production managing all aspects of solution delivery including; inception, scope definition, business case development and approval, resource planning, requirements gathering through development and ultimately deployment, budget management, status reporting, and risk management.
Leadership - Leading, motivating and directing a cross-functional workgroup while being flexible in a fast-paced, changing environment, prioritizing and executing tasks while reacting to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently
Methodology - Structured project management methodologies with formal tools/approaches. Experience with recognized application development methodologies such as Waterfall, Iterative and Agile preferred.
Tools - Experience with varying application development tools such as JIRA, TFS, SQL Query Analyzer as well as project management tools including MS Project, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
Communication - Excellent facilitation, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to all functional groups, translating technical requirements and issues into appropriate business context.
Vendor Management - Apply best practices for management key business partnerships licit cooperation from a wide variety of sources including team members, other internal departments and external parties (such as 3rd party partners)
Self-Direction - Self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment with rapid development cycles, multifunctional teams and tight project timeframes.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Technology or related field
PMP (Project Management Professional) Certification or equivalent desired
Limited travel may be required
If you are interested and believe your skills would be an excellent match for this Telecom Project Manager opportunity, please apply to this job or submit your resume.

Elevate Technology Solutions is a staffing and consulting services company. Our mission is to deliver innovative consultants and solutions that help our customers achieve what they want most: high quality, cost-effective results. We are able to deliver highly skilled resources in many disciplines such as Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Mobility, Information Security and Business Intelligence. We concentrate in three practices that pose the greatest challenges for our clients today; Information Technology, Enterprise Applications, and Creative and Marketing.

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