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MD Anderson Cancer Center IT Project Manager in Houston, Texas

The IT Project Manager (IT PM) manages one or more medium to large CTDO projects. Acting as the agent for the project sponsor, the IT PM manages cross-functional project teams and is responsible for projects that are complex or risky in nature. He/she is responsible for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the projects following MD Anderson CTDO PMO methodology standards. These projects address the operational needs of multiple departments in order to deliver specified requirements, meet customer satisfaction, on time, within budget, and with quality results. The position ensures appropriate management, customer, and supplier involvement throughout the life cycle of the project.

Project management oversight, leadership and expertise:

· Manages one or more medium to large CTDO projects.

· Establishes and manages project expectations of all project stakeholders including sponsor, steering team, customers, users, and project team. Translates generalized customer business goals and objectives into concrete strategy and tactical plans.

· Demonstrates strong leadership, facilitation, negotiation, mentoring, conflict resolution and resource management skills, with an organizational awareness.

· Develops and maintains optimal/effective relationships with project internal and external customers and vendors.

· Communicates effectively with stakeholders and project team and escalates project issues to management in a timely manner.

· Adheres to MDACC IS Governance procedures and Project Management Methodology. Completes and presents project documentation in a timely manner and as required for reporting to IT review groups and governance committees.

· Provides weekly updates, attends all project meetings and communicates status of all tasks. Initiates actions to keep project on schedule, within budget and scope.

· Cultivates skills and knowledge of Institution business practices to command a working knowledge procurement and budgets to include ability to analyze and review budgetary information to determine the impact on the project.

Oversight for the development, enhancement and/or implementation of systems, applications, or databases:

· Ensures system functional requirements are defined using workflow analysis, regulatory and standards review, industry best practices, and other relevant sources using PMO designated tools.

· Develops and documents project scope and schedule in collaboration with project sponsors and key team members to ensure that the project is defined and reduce future risks and issues

· Ensures customer review and approval of system requirements, system configuration, testing results validation, system readiness for go-live and final customer acceptance

· Ensures that project team and end-user input is incorporated into all implementation activities and deliverables based on the defined Project Management Methodology guidelines.

· Ensures the design, configuration and setup of all system inputs, outputs and interfaces meet the business needs of the customer

· Documents decision-making processes undertaken with customers that lead to content decisions

· Works with technical team members to document technical requirements, specifications and design for system hardware, software and architecture.

· Coordinates development/delivery of training for end-users and customer groups

· Coordinates development of production support model for the production system.

Resource Management:

· Adheres to established parameters for project resource management, including personnel, technical, schedule and financial.

· Defines, prioritizes, coordinates and manages the work of the project team. Participates in project review activities as required

· Establishes and maintains current project schedules and keeps management informed of resource status as needed

· Establishes and maintains a current project budget and keeps management informed of budget status as needed.

· Manages all project expenses and related financial resources.

· Provides feedback to appropriate management on team member's contributions and performance.

Other duties as assigned

Required Education: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education : Master's

Required Certification: None

Preferred Certification: Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP).

Required Experience: Five years of IT experience to include three years in project management. May substitute additional years of equivalent experience for required degree on a one to one-year basis. With preferred degree three years of experience is required to include one year in project management.

Preferred Experience: Seven years of experience to include three years in project management and four years in application and/or infrastructure services.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 159112

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 84,500

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 105,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 126,500

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Work Location: Remote (within Texas only)

  • Pivotal Position: No

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: No

  • Science Jobs: No