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Senior Project Manager at Apex Systems, Inc. in Austin, TX

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At an expert level, manages business, technology and/or construction projects. Delivers specified project requirements within the constraints of scope, quality, time, cost and meeting customer satisfaction requirements. Responsible for the development of scope definition, budget and schedule. Leads project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting and troubleshooting. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost. Monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions. Solves technical and nontechnical problems throughout the life of the project, but tries to resolve problems during the design and planning phases whenever possible. Oversees and coordinates work performed by internal resources and outside contractors as applicable to project. Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to project sponsors, end users and management. Develops project budgets and evaluates how project plan changes impact cost and schedule. Identifies project risks and creates mitigation and contingency strategies. Typically works on a portfolio of projects involving budgets over $5 million (at one time). This position requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. - Manages projects including project scope, schedule and budget. Develops understanding of objectives of project through discussions with stakeholders. Determines the appropriate resources necessary to execute the project, assembles project team and assigns individual responsibilities. Demonstrates understanding of the role and function of each team member and effectively coordinates the activities of the team. - Provides input to all contracts, service agreements and statements of work necessary to accomplish the project. - Develops and monitors the project budget and schedules. Resolves conflicts between resource limitations and project schedules. Obtains buy-in from stakeholders regarding budget and schedule. Negotiates with stakeholders regarding any changes to project parameters. - Acts as primary contact for stakeholders and for project team members. Documents action items and brings them to resolution. Ensures work progresses on time and within budget. - Approves or recommends approval of project expenditures. - Keeps stakeholders informed of progress against agreed upon scope, schedule and budget. - Ensures projects are completed on time, within budget and that results meet requirements regarding technical quality and reliability. - Acts as a mentor for less experienced project management staff and may train staff in the application of best practices. - Travels independently or with a small team to project sites as needed. This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

- Knowledge of project management principles and practices - Knowledge of project scheduling principles - Knowledge of budgeting and cost management - Skill in establishing and leading cross-functional work teams - Skill in establishing concrete, actionable work plans from ambiguous information and directives - Skill in planning, scheduling, prioritizing and coordinating work within assigned work area - Skill in analyzing and solving complex problems - Skill in verbal and written communication - Skill in communicating effectively with team members, supervision/management and external organizations under normal and emergency conditions - Skill in change management and leadership - Skill in negotiation and influencing others - Skill in effectively resolving conflicts - Skill in articulating complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences - Skill in providing customer service - Skill in meeting deadlines - Intermediate skill level in office productivity applications (such as e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, etc.) - Ability to work efficiently and independently with minimal supervision - Ability to build relationships and foster teamwork - Ability to work in a team environment - Ability to balance and manage competing high priority work demands

Minimum qualifications:

Twelve or more years of experience in project controls, project management or work package management, including four or more years managing projects (including managing scope, schedule and budget). A degree(s) in project management, business, finance, economics, engineering, construction management, math, science, computer science, information technology or relevant field may be substituted per client guidelines for certain years of experience. Driver’s license

Work environment:

- Work hours are primarily spent in an office environment - Some work hours are spent in a facility, plant or outdoor environment - Some work involves weekends, holidays and non-standard hours - Some work involves traveling and lodging out of town - Some work involves exposure to noise - Some work involves exposure to various and sometimes extreme weather conditions - Some work requires use of protective equipment

Additional Job Requirements

Strong IT project planning and execution, excellent leadership skills, fundamental knowledge of IT applications, cloud services, servers, storage, networking, and security. Experience in utility industry is preferred but not required.

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at employeeservices@apexsystemsinc.com or 844-463-6178.


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We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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