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Senior IT Project Manager, Fairfield, CA

Organization: Partnership HealthPlan of California
Category: Project Manager
Location: Fairfield, CA
Date Job Posted: June 30, 2021
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Senior IT Project Manager

Job ID 2021-1958 FLSA Status Exempt


The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of large-scale, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external stakeholders through all phases of the SDLC. The Senior IT Project Manager helps set and follow clear project management standards including project plans, change controls, risk management, and other project management documents on given strategic initiatives. The Senior IT Project Manager assists in developing standards, managing the enterprise IT project priority list with IT Directors, and assists in IT Steering Committee meetings if needed. This position reports to the Director of IT Strategic Initiatives.


  • Accountable for successful project delivery through active project management oversight.
  • Lead cross functional teams delivering superior IT projects consisting of people, process, and technology that allows complete interaction with all impacted stakeholders, including internal business users and external providers.
  • Develop project management plans in accordance with roadmaps which integrate the requirements and activities addressing the management of project scope, schedule, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.
  • Define and track project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan with IT and Business Units.
  • Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters.
  • Build an environment of trust and open information. Sharing lessons learned, perceptions, and best practices openly with the teams.
  • Communicate clearly with internal and vendor teams in multiple diverse locations, ensuring that strategic and tactical deliverables are understood.
  • Regularly conduct postmortems on capability delivery and ensure that the team learns from mistakes as well as victories.
  • Develop and maintain risk management plan addressing opportunities, best practices, risks, and issues or threats.
  • Monitor project risks. Assess the impact of new or increased risks and develop mitigation plans.
  • Work with various teams/disciplines to ensure release readiness and quality deployments.
  • Facilitate Project Steering Committee meetings and stakeholders meetings.


  • Participate in special projects, assignments, and other tasks as needed.


Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant field and at least five (5) years of relevant project management experience required. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience to include a minimum of five (5) years project management experience will be considered. Particular emphasis on waterfall and iterative software development methodologies. Experience managing multiple complex projects with teams of 10 or more. Experience in health plan environment preferred.

Special Skills, Licenses and Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification, or equivalent required. Strong project management skills, including the ability to create project plans, prioritize work, and meet deadlines. Proficiency in MS Office suite of applications (including Visio, MS Project, etc.), SharePoint, Workfront, and other internal applications. Valid California driver’s license and proof of current automobile insurance compliant with PHC policy are required to operate a vehicle and travel for company business.

Performance Based Competencies

Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills. Understanding of team dynamics and ability to foster a positive team environment. Excellent time management skills. Self-starter and self-motivated. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in all situations. Ability to effectively exercise good judgment. Attention to detail.

Work Environment And Physical Demands

Ability to use a computer keyboard. More than 50% of work time is spent in front of a computer monitor. Must be able to lift, carry, or move objects of varying size, weighing up to 10 lbs.

All HealthPlan employees are expected to:

  • Provide the highest possible level of service to clients;
  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort among employees;
  • Maintain safe practices; and
  • Abide by the HealthPlan’s policies and procedures, as they may from time to time be updated.


The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations, or work environment change.

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