In the role of Project Manager at Lathrop GPM, an AMLAW 200 law firm, you will make an immediate and long-term impact on the project management life cycle for leadership and administrative departments. This position could work from any of our Lathrop GPM locations. As an ally and an influencer, you will have the opportunity to interface with professionals who are responding to the needs of clients in a rapidly changing, technology driven economy. We are looking for a highly talented, self-motivated, and dynamic Project Manager that shows curiosity and a passion for solutions who can be instrumental to the successful delivery of a broad and varied portfolio of projects that the Technology Services Department manages.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing all project activity through an excellent understanding of processes, documentation, and communication, but more so an unwavering commitment to our clients and their needs. The person in this role will be responsible for project success in quality, time, budget and client satisfaction. This person must be curious and eager to learn law firm technology and culture and be open to new ways to analyze and execute to contribute to a successful project delivery.
Manage multiple, ongoing, and interrelated projects to achieve business goals. Coordinate and prioritize resources across business and technology areas. Organize and manage scope, timeline from project inception to completion.
Identify, organize and share project scope, estimates, schedules, resources, information and documentation, including ad-hoc updates and formal reports (when available). Ensure continued adherence to formal project life cycle and firm project management requirements.
The project manager will maintain frequent and direct communication with stakeholders, developing scope and estimates, monitoring and controlling projects, ensure effective resource planning and resolving impediments effectively and efficiently.
Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports; ensure all necessary materials are current, properly filed and stored
Act as key project contact and liaise with clients to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives.
Through learning initiatives and content, influence administrative and leadership professionals on PM fundamentals, workflows and firm standards, ensuring that task and project management is a core competency for all staff.
Research details and lead business analysis and workflow improvement efforts and be on the lookout for current and future opportunities to improve and innovate the project management function.
Measure and report on effectiveness and efficacy of methodologies and PM tools in use against prior projects, peer firms and industry (PMI) standards, reevaluate frequently and improve often.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and goals.
Ability to attain a good overall technical understanding of a solution.
Results oriented and able to drive things forward regardless of personal interest or formal ownership of the task.
Highest level of attention to detail.
Ability to motivate and maintain team interest.
Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way.
Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment with aggressive project deadlines.
Ability to adapt and flex to changes or set backs on a project.
Mastery of software delivery life cycle, including project initiation, mobilizing resources in a matrix environment, business stakeholder engagement, requirements analysis, transition to service delivery, etc.
High-level understanding of technical architecture and infrastructure.
Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to both team members and clients, verbally and in writing.
Experience with the Microsoft suite of applications used to support and communicate project management efforts, as and other solutions (such as Asana, Trello, Monday, etc).
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Three to five + years of full end-to-end IT project management and delivery experience.
Experience working in a law firm environment, or alternately a similar professional services or consulting culture.
Experience with maintaining an in-progress schedule of all assigned development and implementation projects and breaking tasks down into manageable work packages to ensure smooth project delivery.
Experience with requirements gathering, analysis and mind/business mapping to technical solutions
Experience with risk and issue management.
Experience with project budgeting and working effectively within project budgets.
Experience managing change control procedure.
Experience creating and managing communication strategies.