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Senior Project Manager - Information Technology

Req #: WHQ00010940 - JM
Location: Chicago, IL US
Job Category: Information Technology

 

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United is looking for people to join our Global IT group. With an increase of 400% in IT spend since 2012, IT is the largest investment at United after aircrafts. As we continue our transformation we want you to come join us as we take off! Our Infrastructure PMO within IT is the backbone and foundation for the projects that will help transform United for its customers and employees. We are looking for you to assist a strong team of Portfolio/Project Managers to deliver some of the largest, most significant infrastructure projects/programs globally under the Senior Leadership of Linda Jojo who won Chicago Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year honors in 2017.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

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Overview

The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for multiple large and highly complex IT projects and will be responsible for planning, scheduling, and controlling of activities to meet objectives for infrastructure regarding data and end user. This position will lead the business and IT groups through all phases of the Project Management Life Cycle (PMLC), and communicate effectively across Business/IT teams and will report to the Sr. Manager - PMO Portfolio.
  • Track overall project performance, cost, and schedule goals while maintaining project scope and adhering to change management processes; and coordinating all activities of the project to ensure the project progresses on schedule, within budget while delivering business value
  • Manage large infrastructure projects using best practices and be accountable for deliverables by understanding and balancing the competing demands for project scope, time (including estimating), cost, risk, and quality and collaborate with other project managers to assure a consistent implementation of project management disciplines and methodologies
  • Coordinate large infrastructure projects in IT that involve team members across all areas of the enterprise, vendors, external agencies and partners
  • Lead enhancement projects of various levels of complexity in a project manager role; to include creation of project schedule and risk management tasks
  • Support cross-functional linked project teams to address business or systems solutions


 

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Business Administration required or another related field required
  • Skilled at communicating (oral/written) effectively with peer group, middle and senior management in IT and customer areas, from all areas of the enterprise, including vendors, external agencies and partners
  • Skilled at working successfully with people, leading teams and coordinating project activities
  • Ability to analyze and change existing processes to reduce process time and resources to improve organizational impact
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of relevant technical or business work experience, especially for infrastructure related projects specifically in a Project Management capacity
  • Financial knowledge and discipline

Preferred

  • Experience in airline industry with business systems preferred
  • PMP or other project management certifications considered a plus


 

Other

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

 

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

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