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IT Infrastructure Project Manager

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Location: Carlsbad
Posted on: October 12, 2017

Job Description:

Job Description
When you're part of the team at Employer, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Job Description

Lead the detailed planning and management of projects through to project completion
Ensure project milestones and targets are met by actively managing projects on a day to day basis through appropriate resource, issue, and risk management
Ensure appropriate tools and techniques are available and employed by the project teams to enable them to meet their assigned objectives successfully
Deliver the assigned projects to successful conclusion (on time, on budget, and in scope)
Report through the Program Management function for the duration of projects
Assist or lead the development of business requirements, solution design & delivery, testing and training
Follow Project Management Framework and corporate processes to execute projects ensuring compliance with all deliverables and stage gate reviews
Utilize and administer PPM to ensure the proper tracking of project activities ensuring that project status is evergreen.
Maintain the appropriate metrics related to project activities and submit in accordance with current procedures
Comply with company's Global IT Policies & Procedures
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
Maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in project management disciplines, as well as multiple business processes and/or technical areas
Work with other Thermo Fisher team members to spread project management standards, disciplines and rigor
Perform other duties as assigned
Own, manage and drive assigned IT Infrastructure projects to their successful completion
Ensure deliverables/milestones in project plans are achieved within cost, schedule, scope, quality and delivery
Leverage industry best practices to plan, manage, monitor and report on all projects
Follow Project Management Framework and corporate processes to execute projects ensuring compliance with all deliverables and stage gate reviews
Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
Draft and submit budget proposals, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary
Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company
Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle
Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
Track project milestones and deliverables
Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations
Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas
Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle
Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements
Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
Manage critical supplier and internal customer relationships
Maintain extensive knowledge and expertise in project management disciplines, as well as multiple business processes and/or technical areas
Work with other Thermo Fisher team members to spread project management standards, disciplines and rigor

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, systems analysis or a related field of study, or equivalent experience
A minimum of 7 years of hands-on IT project management experience
Experience in delivery of successful Enterprise level IT Infrastructure projects including data center moves, security, desktop refresh, database, network and/or server projects
Proven ability to lead groups, manage project deliverables, and maintain client relationships
Experience in managing budgets, project plans, resource allocations, and priorities
Demonstrated skills with project management tools
Demonstrated expertise with PMBOK
Experience leading geographically distributed teams
Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation
Strong leadership skills
Excellent analytical and technical skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Understanding of the political climate of the enterprise and how to navigate the politics
Ability to balance the long-term ("big picture") and short-term implications of individual decisions
Ability to apply multiple solutions to business problems

Preferred Qualifications

PMP or other Project Management certification
Experience working in a complex, multi-national corporation
Lean and/or Six Sigma experience
M&A / Integration experience

At Employer, each one of our 50,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today Employer
Employer is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Employer is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Thermo Fisher Scientific, San Diego, IT Infrastructure Project Manager, Engineering, Carlsbad , California

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