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IT Project Manager

Location: Seattle, WA
Hansell Tierney is helping our client, a world-class leader in children's healthcare, with a Contract search for a IT Project Manager.

Location - North Seattle (Local candidates only and no third parties)
Duration - 6+ months

IT Project Manager

Provide a combination of project management skills, infrastructure technical knowledge & expertise and ability to effectively apply all of these skills in project related assignments.  Assignments will vary in degree of participation, some requiring the TPM to collaborate and assist Project Managers, others requiring the TPM to take the lead and drive an entire project from the technical perspective, fully engaging project management skills.  The TPM is required to act as a technical consultant, with broad knowledge on contemporary infrastructure technologies and potential application to business needs.  The TPM is a hybrid professional position providing bridged skill sets between IT Infrastructure, IT Project Management and Business application needs.
Required Education/Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business, Math, or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrate technical competence
- Minimum of five  (5) years experience as a project manager
- Experience implementing/supporting medium to large scale system implementations and managing project budgets.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge of project management methodology and tools (PMBOK, or similar)
- Knowledge of best practices and internal/external business issues in own discipline
- Knowledge of software applications, and proficiency with MS Project, MS Office (Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel & Access) and Visio
- Knowledge of, and experience using/administering an MS Project Server
- Strong negotiation skills
- Strong project management skills
- Strong problem-solving skills, and ability to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions
- Strong customer service skills, and the ability to interpret customer needs, assess requirements, and identify solutions to nonstandard requests
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to explain difficult issues and build consensus
- Able to establish and maintain effective work relationships at all levels of the organization
- Able to apply best practices and knowledge of internal/external business challenges to improve products, processes or services
- Able to work independently and as a member of a team
- Able to act as a resource for colleagues with less experience
The primary job responsibilities and accountabilities listed below represent work performed by this position and are not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific accountability will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of the position. 
Ensures that IT technology for assigned projects adheres to industry standards, best practices and CLIENT's policies.
Develops, identifies and manages scope, schedule, budget, project plans, resources and dependencies/risks with respect to technical aspects of IS project plans (to include both capital and operating expenses).
Identifies and monitors project risks and advises on appropriate mitigation strategies with respect to CLIENT's overall technical topology.  Implements the issue tracking and management process, which includes analysis, appropriate escalation and resolution of project issues.
Acts as IT technology consultant for assigned projects and initiatives.  Proactively enables communication with functional and clinical counterparts to represent technical interests in assigned IT projects and initiatives.  Participates in planning sessions and cross functional teams as needed to provide technical consultative perspectives and influence.
Reviews vendor recommendations and ensures CLIENT’s best interests are met.  Reviews vendor proposals, contracts and agreements from the technical perspective and manages vendor relationships.  Manages quality and timeliness of vendor contracts and resolution of vendor-related issues including appropriate escalation of issues.

Universal IS Project Management Accountabilities:
- Manages all aspects of a diverse IT project or multiple IT projects.
- Utilizes expertise and leadership skills to direct staff and to resolve issues to ensure project goals and requirements are met.
- Takes responsibility for projects involving multiple disciplines in the IT function.
- Plans and coordinates all aspects of internal information system-specific projects from initiation to delivery.
- Projects often involve network, server, or software implementation and upgrades, PC deployment and the like.
- Coordinates work performed by IT staff and internal customers/partners by defining project requirements, performing feasibility and needs/impact assessments.
- Develops detailed project plans and manages all implementation processes including resource allocation, progress tracking, monitoring change control process, testing, documentation, training and on-time delivery within budget constraints.
- Projects may vary in number, size and complexity.
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