Project Analyst (Remote)

Contract      PMO      Mt Laurel, New Jersey

Contract

PMO

Mt Laurel, New Jersey

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Job Title:  Project Analyst      
Location: Remote  

Heitmeyer Consulting is currently hiring a Project Analyst to support a governance and control project work with a national banking client.
Job Title:  Project Analyst      
Location: Remote  

Key Personality Success Factors

Excellent client/customer-facing skills with managers, stakeholders, and executives. This includes proactive communication, developing trust in terms of dependability, demonstrating curiosity, and exuding energy, and a lively interest in the assignment. A professional and cordial approach to delivering what is asked for on time and with quality.  Can be depended on w/o frequent reminders and follow-up by managers. Is resilient in the face of pressure and deadlines. Demonstrates courage and ability to innovate and problem-solve when tough obstacles are encountered. Knows how to reach out for help.  Candidates who take an active interest in navigating thru the typical maze of human relationships, who work smart, are resilient, and demonstrate grit and determination will be very successful.

Responsibilities

The PA in this position will help lift a significant burden placed on the program/project leadership by:

  • Serving in a “deputy” role to the project/program manager.
  • Providing temporary coverage in the absence of the project/program delivery lead.
  • Setting a very good example to other PAs and team members who support the delivery lead.
  • Interacting well with executive-level stakeholders on an as-needed basis.
  • Assisting delivery leads to manage program communications, artifacts, etc. This includes working directly with program financial analysis teams, performing financial tracking and analysis, understanding the financials around resource planning, managing and preparing financial artifacts, and rendering expertise and support as directed.
  • Project Scheduling: Being able to manage Microsoft Project Schedules (.mpp) as required. Ensuring schedule management best practices are being utilized.
  • Updating and maintaining a hierarchy of various Clarity PPM project/program records.
  • Knowing how to seamlessly manage Risk, Action, Issues, and Decision (RAID) Log items if assigned
  • Collaborating with the project team in managing project change requests (PCR) to ensure that they are completed appropriately, submitted to PCR review/approval process, and logged into the project changelog.
  • Capturing meeting minutes, verifying content, and communicating to specified distributions.
  • Supporting the monthly resource forecasting cycles and analyzing variances between resource planned vs. actual hours and activities (CAPEX/OPEX- capitalizable Expense/Operational Expense)
  • Ensuring that artifacts are produced/captured, reviewed, approved, and posted in SharePoint repositories as required. Communicating SharePoint artifact links to team members.

Depth & Scope:

•             Clarity Data Quality
•             Clarity Resource Allocations
•             Clarity Status Updates & Reporting
•             Communications Coordination
•             Meeting Management (Ownership)
•             Temporary Coverage for PM Absence
•             Project Financial Analysis
•             Forecast Analysis Support
•             Project Administration Support
•             Project Artifact Preparation & Tracking
•             Project Scheduling and Management
•             Project SCOPE Management Support
•             RAID Log Management
•             Reporting & Analytics
•             Resource Demand/Capacity Planning
•             Resource Variance Analysis
•             SharePoint Administration
•             Audit Support
•             Change Request Management
•             Clarity Administration (Limited)
•             Clarity Time Tracking Reconciliation
•             Clarity Timesheet Administration
•             Confluence Site Administration
•             Equipment Ordering
•             Facilitating Systems Access Requests
•             Go-to-Green Plans
•             Invoice Processing
•             MS Teams Site Administration

Job Requirements
Frequently Used Software Tools:
•             MS Teams
•             Office 365: MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
•             MS Project, Visio, and SharePoint
•             Clarity PPM (Project & Portfolio Management) Tool
•             Magellan, Tableau, Jira, Confluence, etc.

Must Haves:
The ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders, core team members, and delivery leads on projects. Actively practices effective communication skills. Clearly shows that they are adding value to the project and the project team.

  • Project governance knowledge; Agile and PDLC would be of benefit
    • Looking for someone who has been in delivery long enough that governance is no longer a check box activity. They understand how to navigate the processes, can calculate the risk of gaps and find opportunities within/streamline
    • Program governance knowledge would also be an asset
  • Delivery experience; PA in a project or PM of a PRC C-D or Work-package lead
  • MS Project Experience

    Nice to Have:
    PMI.org – PMP or CAPM  (will be verified thru the PMI Certification Registry)

Heitmeyer Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to minority status, gender, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 

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