ROLE: Project Specialist (Milestone)
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/JOB FUNCTIONS:
•Interpret business requirements for timely and appropriate project delivery.
•Develop and execute project plans, including risk, scope, communication and schedules.
•Plan, monitor, and control projects from concept to closing using appropriately scaled methodology.
•Monitor project and team performance against plans and take effective corrective action as required.
•Build consensus and negotiate across functional organizational lines.
•Manage initiatives at a high-level as well as having attention to detail.
•Identify requirements for, negotiate and lead cross-functional resources.
•Work closely with and maintain strong work relationships with stakeholders and sponsors from all functional areas of business.
•Manage changing priorities to complete project delivery within defined constraints.
•Contribute to the ongoing development of Project Management methodology, process and documentation.
•Effectively manage risk by minimizing threats and maximizing opportunities within the project.
•Identify, handle and resolve conflict effectively.
•Demonstrate interest in and accountability for personal and professional development.
MUST HAVE SKILLS:
•5+ years experience managing infrastructure projects such as core application upgrades, Internet and Extranet development, network and telecom infrastructure deployments within a professional services organization.
•Experience deploying wireless network projects, specifically the construction of new infrastructure, remote construction, or project management.
•Exposure to executing projects across a physically distributed environment along with strong vendor management experience.
•Strong negotiation skills to negotiate resources, changes, issues, budgets and timelines.
•Infrastructure project management experience, Cisco, microwave, fibre, power solutions, vendor management.
•Civil construction projects exposure.
•Familiar with Infrastructure Technologies, dealing with multiple vendors.
•Proactive approach to working on skeleton plan for upcoming projects.
•A university degree or diploma
•Ability to optimize available resources to deliver business objectives and maximize business efficiency.
•Ability to adapt to the requirements of the assignment and make appropriate changes in style as needed.
•Demonstrated ability to match content, style and language to suit the audience and context, maximizing understanding.
•Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, motivational, organizational and planning skills.
•Ability to direct, influence and inspire others to optimize performance and achieve goals.
•Ability to influence team members without direct authority.