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Emory Healthcare/Emory University IT - Project Manager I in Atlanta, Georgia



Coordinates, plans, supports, and executes enterprise-wide IT projects. Provides support for project plan development and monitoring budgets and scope. Manages the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end and communicates frequently with stakeholders and project teams to ensure stakeholder and project team buy-in. Applies industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PMI]) to ensure adherence to project management standards and requirements and to provide stakeholders with continual reports on project progress and performance. Supports project management subject matter experts in the Project Management Office (PMO) with developing solutions to issues and creating efficiencies. Meets with stakeholders to validate business cases and to gather facts for establishing and gaining agreement on project charters. Creates project charters and analyzes business cases to validate and clarify issues, justify use of project resources and to anticipate risks. Consults with project sponsors to clarify project directives, scopes, deliverables, and timelines and to analyze risk. Conducts bid sessions and/or vendor RFP efforts to select and manage suppliers and supplier payments. Interacts with Enterprise-wide senior management to represent EHC IT's interests, understand customer requirements, validates assumptions and to ensure adherence to EHC IT project methodology. Applies PM tools and methodologies to ensure project milestones are achieved and scope is maintained. Observes project team dynamics to ensure effective team member synergies and to resolve issues. Creates progressive project milestones for facilitating smaller-scale achievements and to motivate the project team. Utilizes PM tools to manage project timelines and accuracy, ensure project resource commitments are met, and to track activities and variances. Performs assessments throughout projects to identify risks and potential impact and to develop response strategies for managing and mitigating risk factors. Interacts with project customers to verify completion dates, review milestone expectations and manage EHC IT resource schedules. Closes project contracts to validate supplier statements of work (SOWs) and verify deliverables. Conducts project management research and studies trends and developments under the direction of the PMO Director to support PMO team members and industry colleagues. Performs related responsibilities as required. Determine project goals and priorities in consultation with Governance committees, CIO, EHC IS Managers and Directors, LITS Directors, Vendors, or other key stakeholders. Create a project charter with the project team. Manage and communicate a clear vision of the project¿s objectives and motivate the project team to achieve them. Create a project environment to enable team success. Coordinate the activities of the team to meet project milestones. Organize the project work and determine an effective approach to completing it. Compile a complete and accurate estimate of the project. Prepare a project plan and obtain the appropriate approvals. Analyze risks, establish contingency plans and identify trigger events and responsibility for initiating mitigation action with stakeholders. Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external customers to reassess and amend the scope of work requirement, budget, and/or timeline. Track and report on the progress of plan, cost, schedule, and scope changes. Analyze actual performance against the project plan and make adjustments consistent with plan objectives. Analyze the original estimate against actual hours and duration; provide justification for variance. Manage relationships with project stakeholders, internal and external customers and vendors, keeping them informed of progress and issues to manage expectations on project requirements and deliverables. Involve functional expertise and subject matter experts in design reviews and key decisions. Manage change to preserve the commitments in the plan. Establish and publish clear priorities among project activities. Oversee and share all project documentation. Analyze lessons learned and share with PMO and other project managers. Determine what constitutes a successful project closure and acquire sign-off by all parties when attained. Knowledge and competency in project management methodology and processes, including planning tasks, allocating resources, risk management, time management, financial management, HR management, quality management, monitoring, reporting, documentation and record keeping. Ability to effectively plan and facilitate meetings. Strategic, conceptual analytical thinking and decision making skills. Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change. Negotiation skills within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests. Presentation and written communication skills. Ability to advise on complex matters to non-specialists. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to anticipate and identify technical obstacles and to make accurate technology decisions. Personal integrity and courage to escalate issues to management and to advocate for responsible solutions to project problems. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with people from difference disciplines with varying degrees of technical expertise. Ability to negotiate consensus. Ability to impact the activities of others who are not direct reports. Ability to analyze and review financing plans and related budgetary information.


  • Bachelor's degree in IT or related field required. 1-3 years experience in using formal project management methodology, techniques and tools. Obtain Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification within one year.

  • Managed small or standard sized projects. Supported large complex projects under a more experienced PM leadership.

  • Demonstrated expertise in creating and maintaining project deliverables: project charter, project plan, status reports, estimates, communication plan, reports, risk management plan, budget, schedule and milestone/deliverable charts.

  • Demonstrated experience in managing issues, scope, and quality while bringing projects to successful completion within the cost and time requirements.

  • Proficiency with project management software tools such as Microsoft Project.

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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30329

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EHI Information Services EHC

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 99202

Job Category Information Technology

Schedule 8a-5p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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