Project Manager 3 

Client: State of MI

Position location: Lansing, MI. (Hybrid Role with 2 days onsite from day 1 – Flexible days on site. Local candidates ONLY. 60 MILES from Lansing.)

Duration: 1 year with possible extension

Applicants must be legal permanent residents (Green Card holders) or US citizens to be eligible for this position.

Close to Submissions on 12/5 at 10AM EST.

Interviews: MS Teams video interview with camera ON.

Clear and concise communication skills required.

Top Skills & Years of Experience Required:

  • 7 or more years Project Management experience required; the manager would like the candidate to have some experience managing people as well as projects.
  • Experience using a project portfolio management system and tools (e.g.) Clarity.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in IT project management, including industry standard and best practices.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining project budgets, schedules, change requests, risk and issue logs.
  • Vendor management experience, strong communication skills.

Project Manager – PMO Supporting LARA, DIFS, & MDOS, Lottery

This position is for a Senior Project Manager to assist the State of Michigan Project Management Office supporting DIFS, LARA, & MDOS with a multi-year high priority project. This role, as part of the DTMB Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO), works closely with DTMB Agency Services technical teams as well as with agency executives/stakeholders in the delivery of Flow Through Entity Tax Project. The Flow Through Entity Projects is to address the introduction of House Bill 4288, where taxpayers will be able to file flow through withholding returns and have the election to distribute those withholdings.

The candidate must be comfortable working in a fast paced, multi-vendor deployment supporting a hybrid workforce (combination of on-site and remote work) at all levels of the organization. Applicants should possess exceptional communication and follow up skills along with significant experience in formal IT project management. This position requires the PM to be working in person for 2-3 days a week and reminder can be work from home.

Basic Duties:

·       Utilize the State of Michigan’s Project Portfolio Management Tool (Clarity) to prepare project schedules, assign resources and management budgets.

·       Prepare information for presentations geared to various audiences ranging from executives, managers and project team members.

  • Accountable for monitoring, controlling, and communicating project progress by actively managing the cost, schedule, scope, resources, quality, and risks.
  • Accountable and responsible for clear, timely, and accurate communications with stakeholders, particularly the project sponsors, project team members, program managers, and DTMB management, on the status of the project, using appropriate communication methods.
  • Responsible for providing leadership and fostering collaborative participation between the technical and business teams by obtaining consensus and gaining commitment.
  • Responsible for working with the project team members to develop and maintain the following key SUITE Project Management Methodology (PMM) deliverables throughout the project lifecycle:
    • Project Charter – Project Schedule – Project Budget – Communication Plan – Project Status Report – Risk and Issue Management Plans – Change Requests – Project Closedown Summary
  • Responsible for managing interfaces related communication with other agencies
  • Responsible for ensuring the project adheres to the SUITE PMM and System Engineering Methodology (SEM), including appropriate and timely transitions through the stages and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Responsible for facilitating and enforcing the Change Management process (Change Requests) when the project deviates from the approved scope, schedule, or budget. This includes ensuring all Change Requests have appropriate approval before action is taken or information is updated.
  • Responsible for creating project Corrective Action Plans (CAP) when necessary for projects in yellow or red status.
  • Responsible for understanding the project benefits and the impact of change requests to the benefits business cases.  Responsible for ensuring related project artifacts are updated accordingly.
  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding vendor contracts to actively manage the vendor deliverables and adherence to the vendor deliverable approval procedure.
  • Facilitates the interactions among stakeholders by clarifying the expectations of all participants and ensuring all deliverables are assigned, reviewed, and completed.
Job Category: Project Manager 3
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Lansing MI (LOCAL ONLY)

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