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Kforce Project Lead II in Saint Louis, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is seeking a Project Lead II in Saint Louis, Missouri (MO).Essential Duties:This position manages small to large projects within IS and the firm, as well as mentors other Project Leads and junior resources. The Project Lead II is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals. Responsibilities:

  • Drives project requirements, priorities, and deadlines, not just recording and managing them

  • Leads highly skilled, cross-functional teams (software developers, QA, IT Operations, application and architecture engineers, business stakeholders) across multiple projects

  • Develops and manages budget for assigned project(s), monitors project progress and adjusts resources and priorities accordingly

  • Prepares and presents progress reports for management up to the Executive level

  • Interacts with decision-makers by managing expectations and providing master project planning to ensure all agreed upon deliverables are met cost-effectively and according to project timeline commitments

  • Solves problems, prioritizes deliverables, and manages project scope

  • Manages small to large projects, ensuring they are completed on schedule and within budget while delivering expected functionality and satisfactory quality

  • Executes projects using firm-approved project management strategies, processes, techniques, and best practices

  • Mentors Associate Project Managers within the team, and project managers outside of the team, on basic and advanced project management skills

  • Assists in maintaining appropriate project related metrics, tracking projects, performing reviews and audits of completed projects, and portfolio management

  • Performs other duties

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and project management experience

  • 5 years' experience in all phases of project management

  • 2 years' supervisory/management experience

  • Certified Associate in Project Management certification from the Project Management Institute or above or other comparable certification from an accredited institution preferred

  • Demonstrated expertise with priority assessment, resource allocation, estimating and budgeting, and documentation creation and management

  • Proven skills with automated tools for project management, such as Microsoft Project

  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with both internal and external clients on all levels

  • Proven negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to travel as needed

  • Broad IS technical knowledge including; Infrastructure, Hardware, Software, Operations, and other areas

  • Familiarity with the legal environment a plus

  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years