Develops project plans that integrate the schedules of functional groups to provide a time-based, realistic expectation for a given project to successfully complete.
Communicates regularly with the project team and stake holders through scheduled meetings, individual conversations, email correspondence, instant messaging, collaboration websites, and distribution of timely meeting minutes.
Aligns groups toward a common goal and empowers them by providing status and information that enable them to be successful in delivering project objectives.
May prepare, assist with, or give executive briefings for senior leadership on high visibility projects or programs.
Tracks and manages action items and holds responsible individuals or groups accountable for deliverables.
Incorporates action items into project schedule to ensure deliverables are met on time.
Takes a proactive approach to each project to identify and understand risks and engage appropriate support before risks negatively affect the project deliverable (for example, impacts to scope, schedule or cost.)
Develops risk mitigation plans as necessary to mitigate risk during the project.
Read and understand the technical Scope(s) of Work issued by Network Planning and the related Engineering Design Packages to grasp the architecture, topology, and technology involved in the project.
Understand and identify up front, with the aid of the project team, dependencies and interactions that must be managed for successful on-time completion.
Work with project teams to develop alternative solutions when necessary, identify early on when expedited activity is required, and drive true escalations if needed to keep projects on plan.
Embraces the responsibility to make their project teams successful and accountable.
Builds the relationships necessary to foster near term and long term success.
Openly and regularly recognizes team members for their contributions and successes and thanks those that go above and beyond to meet difficult objectives.
May assist in defining Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), developing processes, policies and procedures, or assisting with peer training or mentoring.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field and/or 6 or more years of telecommunications, engineering, or technical project management experience.
Must be proficient with program, project, and quality management methodologies.
Demonstrated ability to perform simple to moderate process and analytical analysis.
Strong oral and written communications skills.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Strong working knowledge of MS Project, SureTrak or equivalent project management software.
Formal project management training through an accredited project management education provider.
Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute (PMI) or a similar certification.