15 May

Senior Project Manager Jobs Vacancy in Parsons Dubai

Senior Project Manager
Dubai DU
15 May, 2018 30+ days ago

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Senior Project Manager Jobs Vacancy in Parsons Dubai Jobs Details:

Senior IT Project Manager - Dubai, UAE

Parsons' engineering and construction management staff members create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure.


Senior IT Project Managers have exceptional customer service skills, positive attitude and demonstrated ability to learn and adapt in a comprehensive environment, attention to detail and ability to handle confidential information is required. Parsons IT Senior Project Managers understand Parsons/industry business acumen & processes, remain current with technology trends and demonstrate use of this knowledge in supporting the PMO Operations, working with key stakeholders and as part of project teams.

IT Project Manager also possesses the skills and experience to perform the following duties:

IT Senior Project Managers oversee high complexity level IT projects running concurrently with an annual volume up to $5M. IT Project Managers have a solid understanding of the IT PMO Operations, IT PMO policies and procedures and can demonstrate his/her knowledge as it relates to project management skills and practices and Parsons company procedures. He/she has 10 -12 years of relevant IT progressive experience in business analysis, developing or implementing IT solutions with a minimum of 5-7 years project management experience .

IT Project Managers work independently managing projects with scope inclusive of developing individual applications or application systems, infrastructure/mobilization projects. Builds, supervises and coordinates activities of the project team to assure the project meets the project sponsor and stakeholder expectations. The senior project manager plans, executes, and delivers all projects on time, in budget, and within scope in accordance with business priorities. Throughout the lifecycle of each project, the project manager tracks project status and manages project teams to mitigate issues and risks. May be the company's expert on specific delivery methodologies and/or technologies and provide recommendations within the company, individual BUs and departments. Provide oversight and direction to several projects concurrently.

  • Responsible for the delivery and management of medium-sized IS projects (annual project(s) portfolio size up to $5M), running concurrently.
  • Develops the project approval documentation, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and related project management artifacts
  • Works with project team to develop estimates, schedules and work plans to ensure timely completion of a project or working group within a project.
  • Assigns responsibilities and coordinates the activities of the team, including vendors and contractors
  • Prepares financial forecasts and provide on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
  • Directs the formation, execution and closeout of the assigned project so it meets project specifications and requirements and is delivered within budget and schedule.
  • Collaborates with project stakeholders to develop business requirements and user stories
  • Partners with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria
  • Facilitates all operational checkpoint activities throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Assesses and resolve all high priority project risks as they are encountered
  • Manages project-level risks and interdependencies
  • Ensures all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company
  • Continually update relevant business stakeholder of project status and periodically publish project status reports
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to regularly brief key stakeholders on different aspects of assigned initiatives
  • Represents the project in various project governance and inter-departmental forums
  • Defines and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan
  • Ensures all projects meet success parameters and ROI targets stated in business case
  • Provides input for performance reviews and employee assessments to Project Manager or functional manager.
  • Mentors team members to develop technical and project skills; provides input for performance assessments and evaluations to Project Manager or functional manager.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in Parsons business acumen & process and associated industry technologies.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate and may manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Selects vendors and contractors; develops RFP and Statement of Work, manages the integration of vendor tasks; tracks and reviews vendor deliverables.
  • May provide company's expertise delivery methodologies and/or specific technologies.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate a nd may supervise multiple projects concurrently.


4-year degree in Business or Computer Science (or related curriculum) and 10-12 years of relevant IT experience and at least 5-7 years of progressive experience in project management. Experience in business analysis, Agile framework using Scrum, Integration, and cloud computing skills/experience desired or an equivalent combination of work experience and education. Ability to travel up to 25%


Required: Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP)

Special Consideration will be given for certifications in at least one of the following

Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

Project Management Institute Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)


  • Business and Technical
    • Ability to articulate project objectives and relationship with organizational goals
    • Understands the business benefit of a project and how achievement of benefits will be measured/obtained
    • General understanding of financial management and knowledge of financial statements including Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow
    • Sound business and technical acumen in 2-3 areas with the proven ability to articulate/collaborate on business processes and technical trends/systems
    • Knowledge of current and emerging IT technologies and processes; ability to collaborate during ideation sessions of how those technologies and processes can be implemented effectively in a large business environment.
  • Leadership and Change Agent
    • Holds self accountable for exhibiting values of the organization
    • Demonstrated ability to evangelize change within the organization.
    • Effective consultative, influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to navigate in a highly matrixed organization effectively.
    • Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure, ambiguity, frequent change, or unpredictability
    • Proven ability to build and lead integrated teams from various internal and external organizations across multiple sites from project startup to successful delivery and closeout
    • Ability to mobilize and motivate teams, set direction and approach, resolve conflict, deliver tough messages with grace, and execute with limited information and ambiguity
    • Ability to make decisions independently and consult/advise leadership in critical situations.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction or oversight
    • Actively collaborates with others to evaluate and promote innovative ideas and can articulate the associated opportunities and risks to the organization

  • Communication
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations, and proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate at all levels within Parsons and delivery partners with clarity and precision
    • Ability to communicate effectively with business stakeholders, users and team members on technical and non-technical subjects
    • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills

  • Analytical Capabilities
    • A thorough understanding of business analysis (e.g., conducts user interviews, captures user stories, system requirements, assists with definition of system specifications and scope, analyzes requirements against existing system), project management and application architecture or similar infrastructure / mobilization expertise
    • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, including the ability to remove barriers and enable teams to complete their objectives

  • Project Performance and Risk Management
    • Proven ability to deliver project objectives to meet internal deadlines and approved budget
    • Holds self responsible for project problems
    • Acts as an internal advocate for the project
    • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
    • Excellent ability to lead and manage multiple project teams and projects with resources located in different geographic locations.
    • Collaborates with a team to develop Statement of Works, select and negotiate with vendors, manage vendors to ensure deliverables meet project requirements as outlined in contractual agreements. Able to articulate opportunities and risks associated with vendors and contracts.
    • Ability to recognize and escalate risks and issues and develop effective solutions and resolve issues successfully within the team and with the client
    • A thorough understanding of applicable project software applications and technology is required

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