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Senior Technical Project Manager

Penske is hiring a Senior Technical Project Manager


As a Senior Technical Project Manager you will provide end to end technical project management for our largest and most strategic enterprise-wide technology projects to enable us to continue to lead the transportation services industry. 

What you will be doing:
As a Penske Senior Technical Project Manager you will be responsible for managing multiple IT projects simultaneously ,  focusing on the most strategic and / or largest projects in the company that have a significant technology component. You will manage all program activity, budget and resources to ensure the program remains on schedule, within budget, and that no rework will be required. 

Penske Responsibilities:
•  Understand, support, apply, and maintain the Penske Project Management Methodology, documentation and tools.
•  Full life cycle project management (initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing) to support waterfall and agile development projects. 
•  Project Planning duties include discovery and framing of solutions, requirements gathering, and business case and charter development through understanding internal and external customer needs.  
•  Project requirements include working directly with IT and Business process owners to define the specific project requirements and deliverables. 
•  Work closely with engineers, designers, researchers, and product owners to distill technical requirements into easily actionable user stories or specifications.
•  Acts as the project architect to ensure the various cross functional elements of the solution work effectively together.
•  Development and management of work breakdown structure along with key milestone measurements and baseline delivery timelines. Efficiently planning for and prioritize needed resources based on deliverable dates, scope, and goals
•  Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path deliverables. 
•  Effectively communicate the program status, scope changes, issues and risks to leadership.
•  Responsible for the development project budget that captures all expenditures for the entire set of project resources. 
•  Participate in agile ceremonies including framing & discovery, sprint planning, daily stand ups, product demonstrations, and retrospective meetings. 
•  Monitor all program activity, budget and resources to ensure the program remains on schedule, within budget, and that no rework will be required.
•  Facilitate project working sessions, project update meetings and steering committee report outs
•  Follow up on project related issues with responsible resources all the way through to resolution and holding all project related resources accountable to agreed upon deliverables. 
•  Monitoring risks and scoping creep on each project in order to preemptively address potential issues
•  Manage all project communications, ensuring effective exchange of project information and deliverables to internal and external stakeholders.  Responsible for ongoing project status report outs, and project measurement systems.    
•  Set up & maintain the use of appropriate tools for project management documentation for effective tracking and facilitate sharing of project information.
•  Effectively close projects down upon completion of final deployment and post deployment support.  
•  Complete project after action reviews to identify process improvement opportunities 
•  In a Management Capacity you will; Work with leadership to ensure project alignment to approved programs; Appropriately set and managing client expectations through tactful negotiation and clear communication; Identify, analyze, and communicate project risks; Manage the expectation of stakeholders across the project; Independently prioritize and accomplish multiple task within established timeframes; Delegate task and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
•  Provide training and mentor both IT and business associates on the Penske project management methodology and tools.
•  Vendor sourcing activities, including the development of RFP’s, RFQ’s and RFI’s.  
•  Involvement in contract review sessions including master service agreements, subscription service agreements, statements of work and support agreements. 
•  Provide support on technology research that is related to defined projects or initiatives. 
•  Vendor management activities to support application development, contractor onboarding and SOW deliverable validation.   
•  Use knowledge of software engineering, IT concepts, and business acumen to guide cross-functional teams in the execution of technical proof-of-concepts. 
•  Prepare presentations, project documentation and reports to various partners.
•  Develop, maintain and effectively execute software development iterations throughout the life of your assigned projects, which defines activities, sequence, dependencies, work effort, duration and associated resource requirements.
•  Identify new project methodologies and implement approved project management tools
•  Identification of process improvement opportunities and follow through using tools like lean process improvements. 
•  Provide ad hoc analysis to support portfolio/project KPI’s, metrics and finding.

Penske Qualifications:
•  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Business Administration or equivalent experience.
•  At least 7 years of proven project management experience involving application development, infrastructure implementations and process improvement initiatives.
•  Information technology background required
•  Project Management Certification or formal project management training required
•  Formal training or knowledge on the Software Development Lifecycle or Application Development
• Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Certification preferred
•  Strong Computer skills: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, Access are required
•  Proven success in the management of large scale IT projects.  
•  Thorough understanding of project management lifecycle. 
•  In depth understanding of waterfall and agile SDLC. 

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