Project Manager at RESPEC (Albuquerque, NM)

| Albuquerque, NM
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RESPEC, an integrated consulting and services company that provides clients with high-quality technical and advisory services covering a variety of industries, seeks a Project Manager who is responsible for ensuring that client projects achieve the stated delivery objectives on time and within budget. The Project Manager organizes and leads business analysts, software developers, and quality assurance testers for successful delivery to clients of software projects with the possibility of supporting engineering projects. The Project Manager also keeps client leadership and RESPEC management abreast of the projects’ status, deliverables, risks, and issues. Being “our clients’ most respected and trusted advisor” is required at all times.

About You:

  • You care about the project, the people on the project, and the client
  • You are a servant leader that maximizes the efforts of others toward common goals
  • You maintain a broad perspective of the project scope and its interdependencies
  • You are organized and effective at managing your time and others’ time
  • You are process- and detail-oriented
  • You have very good written and verbal communication skills
  • You have very good interpersonal skills
  • You are skilled in eliciting and prioritizing business requirements
  • You are skilled in breaking down large tasks and developing project schedules
  • You proactively follow up on tasks and action items to maintain project momentum
  • You can develop a resource plan and level resource loads
  • You can create and maintain a project budget
  • You can manage issues, remove impediments, and escalate sensibly
  • You can evaluate and manage risks and mitigation plans
  • You are experienced in working on agile and waterfall projects
  • You meet project reporting deadlines

Responsibilities:

  • Project Responsibilities
    • Lead project activities from inception through close
    • Facilitate a collaborative team environment
    • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of all of your projects’ deliverables, issues, risks, project resources, and budgets
    • Facilitate project meetings with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements, clarify expectations, and advance software deliverables
    • Manage and prioritize product and sprint backlogs and/or provide ongoing support to the client Product Owner, as required, with this task
    • Manage and maintain project schedules in Microsoft Project
    • Maintain an issues log with the current status
    • Ensure that the project budgets, timelines, and expectations are met and transparent to the client
    • Evaluate and manage change requests and help clients incorporate change requests into the prioritized product backlog of business requirements
    • Ensure that the software development quality standards are being met by overseeing the completion of code reviews and quality assurance testing
    • Facilitate client and internal status meetings to ensure that tasks are on schedule, impediments are removed, and overall target deliverables are met.
  • Client Responsibilities
    • Develop and maintain a positive professional rapport with client resources by informing clients of the projects’ overall status
    • Establish yourself as a trusted resource and advisor who has the client’s best interest
    • Solicit client feedback on the performance of the RESPEC development team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with relative experience specifically with leading project management for IT Projects including software and database development and solution delivery
  • Engineering project management a plus
  • 5 years of consulting and/or project management experience
  • PMP certification preferred but not required
  • CSM certification preferred but not required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, and responsive

Compensation: Wage will be commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental, holidays, paid leave, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing education, and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be made by appointment only. 

More Information on RESPEC
RESPEC operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Rapid City, SD, S Denver, CO, Lexington, KY, Roseville, MN, Albuquerque, NM and Richardson, TX. RESPEC was founded in 1969. It has 377 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K). To see all 8 open jobs at RESPEC, click here.
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