Job Location: Dubai
Experience: 7 – 10 Years
Job Type: Full Time
Email: [email protected]
Listed: December 15, 2016 8:24 am
Expires: 24 days, 15 hours
Title: IT Project Manager
Purpose of the Role:
Following a successful transition is currently undergoing a large modernization program, and is now seeking the services of a solid, delivery focused IT Project Manager for a permanent engagement to fill the demands of the growing IT Portfolio. This opportunity requires proven experience in the end-to-end delivery of multiple technology, infrastructure and applications projects to achieve measured business and financial objectives.
The purpose of the role is to work across multiple IT infrastructure and application projects simultaneously alongside the delivery of new site office establishment and relocation. The role also entails delivery of multiple technology and infrastructure projects, with a view on developing project delivery expertise across both infrastructure and application-based projects.
Main Focus Areas – Responsible For (Financial, Operations, Customer, People, Other)
o Develop and manage project budgets
o Review budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
o Track project budgets to ensure alignment of deliverable and activities to committed expenditure
o Create, execute and revise project work plans as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
o This includes the systems and project planning, estimating, execution, implementation, resource management and graceful operational handover.
o Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
o Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.
o Minimizes exposure and risk on project(s) where possible.
o Track and monitor all project milestones and deliverables.
o Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
o Manage and create Status reports, change requests, and requirements documentation to ensure smooth project progression.
o Solid documentation skills (preparing and reviewing)
o Sound Risk, Scope and Quality Management skills
o Identify and resolve any issues and conflicts which might arise.
o Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
o Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
o Ensure regular status reporting is in place
o Strong client management and relationship building
o Be a team player
o Share knowledge across the MPXIT team
o Ensure that project timelines are upheld
o Communicate with the business in non-technical terms
o Effectively manage project teams’ time
o Strong interpersonal skills
o Strong management experience of vendors
Essential Knowledge & Experience (Role Specific):
o 7+ yrs solid Project Management experience.
o Demonstrated experience in the management of Infrastructure and site establishment/relocation projects
o Demonstrated experience in the management of Application projects
o Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines (not necessarily independent).
o Strong customer facing skills
o Excellent (oral and written) communication skills
o Strong expectation management skills.
o Self-motivated with demonstrated strategic abilities
o Demonstrated experience in staying organised within a fluid and fast paced work environment.
o Solid project financial skills. Track Budgets against Actuals to provide EAC with appropriate burn rates projections.
o Previous experience within the property, constructions and funds management industry.
o 60% Infrastructure
o 40% – Applications
Types of projects managed:
o Wide Area Networks (WAN)
o WAN Optimization
o Site/Office set-up & Decommission
o Payroll and/or financials systems
o Recognized Project certification (For example PMP, Prince II)
o Degree qualified – preferably in Computer Science or Business (with a technology focus)