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2019-1725 Senior Project Manager (TCHL PROJECT MGT PROFL 4)

  • Contract to Career
  • Irvine, CA
  • This position has been filled

Website Enrollment Systems

Under the direction of the ESMS Program Manager, the Senior Project Manager applies advanced technical project management frameworks, methods and techniques to manage and lead multiple concurrent projects of broad and diverse scope, size, impact, budget and / or project team size, with considerable impact to the organization.

Responsible for managing projects through all phases of the project lifecycle from origination/inception, initiation, planning, execution through closeout.  Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to define objectives, scope, milestones, critical success factors and gates for moving from phase to phase.  Works collaboratively with project teams, vendors, and project leadership.   Develops, maintains and manages all project artifacts including charters, plans, schedules, risk/issue/decision logs, status reports, etc. utilizing industry and institutional standards, procedures and templates.    Insists on presenting project status based solely on verifiable data rather than on anecdotal evidence or conjecture.   Collaborates closely with the OIT Project Management Office of align activities with overall OIT goals and priorities.

Responsible for leading software development, implementation, and/or integration projects following a formal software development lifecycle (SDLC) including waterfall, agile or hybrid.  Well versed in the respective SDLC phases/steps and gates to move between phases.   Works with team to determine optimal SDLC for a given project based on objectives, scope, timeline and other factors.

Very strong communicator both verbally and in writing.  Interacts with various levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.  Fosters good relationships with business units.  Listens and understands client needs and concerns.   Coaches and leads business and technical teams in the best practices and standards of project management.  Understands the audience in which they are interacting and varies their communication style, documentation, presentations, information and tactics accordingly.

Tracks and drives forward all open and unresolved action items, risks and issues.  Works collaboratively with project team members on tasks behind schedule and issues to make course corrections to keep tasks on schedule and maintain the critical path.  Escalates project issues and risks as necessary to ensure timely completion of tasks.

The Enrollment Systems (ES) Unit within the UCI Office of Information Technology (OIT) provides support for the systems and applications used by six large, complex and mission critical business units:  Financial Aid and Scholarships, Financial Services, Graduate Division, Office of the Registrar, Summer Session, and Undergraduate Admissions.   The support provided includes daily operational support, monitoring, incident management and troubleshooting; new development, maintenance, upgrades and enhancements to a diverse group of complex in-house developed applications, systems, integrations, data extracts and reports; and support for third-party software products and their integration with other systems.


External Recruitment: Open to current UCI employees.

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience

DOE, plus benefits



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