Project Manager

  • Location: Durham, North Carolina
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #5336

DataStaff, Inc. is currently seeking a Project Manager for a long-term contract opportunity with one of our direct clients in Raleigh, NC.

This position will require compliance with any COVID-19 vaccination policies that are promulgated by DataStaff, Inc.’s client and/or state, and local laws.

*This position is onsite


  • Completing the Cost Analysis, Market Analysis and developing the complete business case.
  • Implementing medium to large-sized project(s) of moderate to high complexity and risk to implement new software solutions, enhance existing software applications, and/or upgrade IT infrastructure.
  • Capable of managing the dependencies of the project that extends to multiple divisions within external stakeholders (i.e., other agencies/entities, Federal partners, vendor, other State agencies, and/or local entities).
  • Support procurement efforts by assisting the writing of solicitation documents (e.g., RFPs).
  • Perform vendor management.
  • Responsible for working directly with senior level executives, IT personnel, and business program resources to identify, analyze and execute project requirements and manage stakeholder expectations.
  • Work with IT and the selected Vendor and/or internal development teams to complete implementation of the technology solution in scope for the project.
  • Responsible for the leadership, direction and oversight of the project team(s) and report to Sr. Executive Management.
  • Work with business owners to plan and prepare presentations for Executive Steering Committees for assigned projects.
  • Facilitate ESC meetings and assure document of meeting minutes.
  • Work hand-in-hand with vendors and business owners to manage the day-to-day activities on the project, including project milestones and critical dates and identify potential risks and impacts that could jeopardize project schedule.
  • Identify ways to resolve schedule issues.
  • Keeps management aware of issues/risks.
  • Develop all project management artifacts following the practices and guidelines from the PMI’s PMBOK and of IT and PM methodologies, developing the detailed project and operations and maintenance budgets, monitoring and tracking project expenditures, developing and maintaining all required project documentation, and requiring required and State approvals for all project decision points.
  • Document and facilitate and track approval of all project change requests.
  • Manage the day-to-day activities for the project and complete all input to the State Project Portfolio Management system, which is based on Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint.
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables and effectively manage the team and day-to-day relationships to ensure project scope delivery on time and within budget.

Required Skills:

  • 8 Years – Results-oriented individual with a very strong work ethic
  • 8 Years – Must be able to demonstrate excellent IT Project Management, negotiation, communication & problem-solving skills
  • 8 Years – Solid leadership, facilitation, presentation, team building and change management skills to influence and guide cross functional teams required
  • 8 Years – Experience managing software implementation projects is required
  • 8 Years – Experience with waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies is required
  • 8 Years – Ability to act independently with sound business judgment and thrive in environment with diverse communication styles

Desired Skills:

  • 5 Years – Procurement and vendor management experience preferred

This position is available on a corp-to-corp basis or as a W2 position with a competitive benefits package. DataStaff, Inc. offers medical, dental and vision coverage options as well as paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave. As many of our opportunities are long-term, we also have a 401k program available for employees after 6 months.


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