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PTC Project Manager 2 in Kansas City, MO at NextGen

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

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Job Summary:
PTC Project Manager The PTC Project Manager will be dedicated to the Positive Train Control (PTC) initiative but incorporate the processes, tactical management, administrative and leadership responsibilities in alignment with the IT Project Management Office (PMO).
The PTC Project Manager will support PTC specific assignments starting with management of the PTC Security efforts.
They will work closely with the Application Engineer and Architecture teams in the Back Office ensuring updates, solutions, tracking, documentation and communication are readily available for direct and Executive leadership.
Security is a key component of the PTC Program and needs additional attention to ensure we are meeting the necessary requirements.
In addition to the Security Project Management duties, this resource will be asked to assist in various other duties related to the successful delivery of PTC.
This may include documentation, systems analysis, managing small enhancements or other non-security related PTC projects.

Job Duties:
Initiates large, complex projects or multiple small projects following the defined project management methodology by the PMO, including gathering and defining comprehensive project requirements/scope, developing project charters, project plans, budgets and schedules, determining resource requirements and forming cross-functional project teams. Follows project management methods, procedures, and quality objectives, including metrics for assessing progress and create required project documentation.
Oversee other project managers' activities involved in the projects assigned.
Evaluate variances from the project plans, budgets and schedules, develops and manages changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and within time, cost and quality objectives as possible and keeps management and involved stockholders informed.
Identifies areas of risk, monitors them throughout the project, and reports to involved stakeholders and higher management.
Makes effective presentations to impacted project stakeholders, including business partners, IT areas and higher management during the project lifecycle.
Evaluates and ensures project sponsor satisfaction at project completion.
Coach and mentors other Project Managers on project management best practices and tools.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering or related field.
5 years project management experience with large, complex projects or equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred Certification: PMP

Preferred Requirements:
8 years project management experience with large, complex projects or equivalent combination of education and experience Extensive experience managing IT projects.
Preferred experience managing IT Application Development projects and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform.

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