Senior Project Manager - EPMO
Company: Cynet Systems Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 24, 2021
We are looking for Senior Project Manager - EPMO for our client
in San Diego, CA
Job Title: Senior Project Manager - EPMO
Job Location: San Diego, CA
Job Type: Contract
"W2 candidates are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor
H1b or work with third-party candidates at this time."
The EPMO Project Manager provides Project Management support for
assigned medium to large-sized projects (typical projects of
moderate complexity, medium to high risk, and cost), which have a
direct impact on achieving client cross-functional objectives.
This is defined internally at clients like Tier 1 or Tier 2
The Project Manager may manage one or more projects that are part
of a larger strategic program.
The Project Manager leads the project by building effective
relationships with business leaders, the project/program team, and
The Project Manager drives the delivery of the project through
advanced project management techniques and methodologies.
The Project Manager may have a responsibility to lead/coach/mentor
other EPMO team members either as project team members or as direct
Successful planning, executing, and delivering one or more
concurrent medium/large projects (defined internally at the client
as Tier 1 or Tier 2 projects).
Partners with project sponsors and stakeholders to define project
Works directly with executive and director level business leaders
to understand the strategic objectives for major business change
initiatives and define the tactical programs/projects to realize
Takes ownership for delivering project objectives and
Drives project execution within established scope, schedule,
resource, and quality requirements, leading project teams of
cross-functional resources in matrixed environments.
Defines communicate and delivers project scope, goals, and
Creates and organizes project work, required documents, and
deliverables for validation and compliance traceability (as
required by the project, EPMO practices, and applicable
Creates a project governance process, including meeting cadence,
scorecard, RAID log in accordance with established EPMO practices
and required tools.
Identifies resources required to successfully complete the
objectives of assigned projects.
Leads project teams in accordance with established EPMO and client
project management methodologies and practices, maintaining optimal
team performance on assigned project tasks and deliverables.
Provides timely and effective project communications, including
meeting facilitation, and executive status reporting.
Identifies and manages project risks and issues, ensuring their
timely mitigation and resolution with impacted stakeholders.
Creates management reports and presentations (as required) to keep
project sponsors and other leaders and stakeholders up to date on
the schedule, budget, and deliverable status.
Plans and executes change management activities related to each
Manages internal and external customer relationships to realize
high customer satisfaction for their project.
Adheres to and follows all applicable EPMO Project Management
guidelines and practices.
Supports EPMO management in refining project management practices
and implementing them throughout the EPMO.
Mentors Project Managers and Project Coordinators in project
management best practices.
Responsible for leading and training direct reports, team members
and other managers to identify and achieve performance goals.
Responsible to coach and facilitate skills development activities
to help team members manage their careers.
Project / Program Management:
Must be knowledgeable in the project and program management
industry best practices and have an in-depth understanding of the
project management planning process.
Skilled in driving the project team to produce detailed scope,
schedule, and budget using standard project management tools.
Develops clear problem statements and resolution options for
escalation to project sponsors and management.
Provides a principal drive towards action for the project team.
Proactive in driving creative resolutions to project issues and
risk mitigation strategies.
Able to establish a governance structure with operating mechanisms
and cadence appropriate for VP or C-level sponsors.
Develops fully integrated, multi-workstream project management
plans, anticipating work needs, and factors that will influence
Demonstrated experience in establishing project change control
governance to manage scope changes, and reporting project
Understands and leads the team in the established processes to
define and validate acceptance/gate criteria for the project to
ensure successful project completion stakeholder acceptance.
Risk and Issue Management:
Capable of demonstrating an understanding of the value of
continuous risk management on assigned projects and leveraging team
members to identify risks and brainstorm mitigation plans.
Able to distinguish between risk mitigation and issue resolution;
demonstrating an understanding of how one may evolve into the
Able to facilitate team members in the resolution of issues on
assigned projects and develop alternative approaches for a
resolution to be presented to and approved by project sponsors.
Capable of facilitating interdependency workshops to lead team
members in productive conversations to accurately identify risks,
issues, resulting in impact, and resolution plans.
Able to coach lesser experienced PMs and business leaders in
successful risk and issue management.
Applies critical thinking skills objectively considering multiple
angles to decision making and problem-solving.
Able to quickly gather relevant data across multiple risks, issues,
and interdependencies to bring clarity to confusion while defining
the process to go about addressing the issues.
Presents recommended course of action when escalating issues along
with additional viable options.
Communicates clearly through verbal team updates and written
project summaries (status, issues, or risks) with peers and
Delivers tailored communications for the receiving audience.
Demonstrates active listening and confirms understanding.
Able to maintain regular, effective communications with the project
team, resource managers and sponsors.
Leads the development of a comprehensive communication plan with
team members, stakeholders, and/or customers.
Proven ability to apply appropriate communication, facilitation &
escalation skills to ensure effective information exchange.
Capable of clearly communicating project scope and objectives to
Has the ability to know when and which stakeholders to engage to
Effective in creating a positive working environment within the
project team that encourages collaboration and innovation.
Creates a leadership presence that instills a level of confidence
in team members and stakeholders that project managers can drive
successful project outcomes.
Knowledge of client policies, practices, trends, and technology
developments to help drive decision making to reduce project risk
and achieve project results.
Capable of using applicable client and EPMO processes and
procedures required to accomplish assigned work (i.e.: procurement
process, contracting, legal, etc.).
Able to clearly articulate how a project strategically aligns with
Required to understand client's core businesses and the functions
that support them.
Can identify key project stakeholders and understand their goals
and motivations for the project.
Capable of demonstrating knowledge of regional concerns and
Able to recognize their impact on project planning & execution.
Ability to utilize the resources, tools, and processes available to
direct how to get things done at the client; strong knowledge of
who to turn to for guidance, direction and assistance.
Required to know who the key decision-makers are across the EPMO
and knowledge of client top leaders.
Able to promote cross-functional collaboration within assigned
Ability to coach and supervise experienced professional associates,
usually in a matrix structure as aligned to projects.
Able to provide honest feedback and hold crucial conversations with
direct reports on performance and results and provide input to all
HR related matters including annual compensation planning.
Capable of being a moderate to strong champion for their PMs;
influencing program sponsors and stakeholders to remove barriers
facing the PM.
Degree of Accountability:
Accountable for setting own work direction and complete work tasks
along with setting the direction of assigned project team members
or other project managers.
Maybe accountable for the achievement of key operational or
Often plays a critical role in key projects/initiatives.
Erroneous decisions may cause delays and result in the allocation
of more resources.
Breadth of Assignment:
Leads the execution of moderately sized projects.
Required to be able to successfully lead medium to large-sized
project teams on projects of moderate scope and complexity.
Capable of managing up to three mid-sized projects (projects of
moderate complexity, scope, and cost. Published at 01-11-2021
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Today's Date:--Sat Feb 20 2021 Cynet Systems is an Equal
At Cynet Systems, we are committed to providing an environment of
mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available
to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and
related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and
mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, genetic information (including
characteristics and testing), military, women, minority and veteran
status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Cynet Systems believes that diversity and inclusion among our
teammates are critical to our success as a global company, and we
seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a
diverse candidate pool.
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