C021220: Senior Project Manager

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

Starting as a salaried fulltime employee of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role of Senior Project Manager at the enterprise level for our telecommunications client in Maryland Heights, MO. This particular role is looking for a candidate who is interested in conversion after 6 months to a fulltime employee status with our client as the employer.

As the Senior Project Manager, you will be overseeing 4-7 existing systems that have to perform for the Client’s Ordering Application to operate. The systems are continuously in an enhancement, fix, repair state and they have to continue to support the business. In this role, you will be managing the dependencies and communications etc. that would be typical of a project manager. This is not a sit at your desk and shoot emails role. This is hands on, involved, problem solving and driving through the issues role. The issues could be with the development team, billing design, adapter changes etc. In this role, you will need to be a go getter and be able to see the forest for the trees.

What You'll Do:

  • Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the IT community to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately
  • Responsible for tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources
  • Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impacts the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed
  • Manages one or more cross‐functional projects of high complexity
  • Responsible for the management of one or more medium to large‐sized, moderately to highly complex projects

Who You Are:

  • 6 to 10 years of IT work experience
  • 5 to 7 years managing projects
  • Advanced ability to oversee and manage large, complex, diverse and strategic projects that impact the organization as a whole
  • Advanced understanding and ability to manage complex program and project budgets
  • Advanced ability in implementing program and project plans, monitoring progress, resource usage and quality
  • Advanced knowledge in conducting risk assessments and developing plans for eliminating or mitigating the risks identified
  • Advanced understanding of multiple project management disciplines

Desired Skills -

Demonstrated As…

  1. Ownership and commitment -

    Meets deadlines while balancing multiple priorities; is passionate to succeed; holds self-responsible for outcomes; stays calm under pressure; works effectively and efficiently
  2. Behaves as stakeholder -

    Manages communications to satisfy the needs of, and resolve issues; brokers consensus among stakeholders—manages conflict; gains trust and fosters good relations; builds loyalty
  3. Agility and flexibility -

    Adapts to new, different, or changing requirements; quickly grasps new concepts; adapts to reflect lessons learned; be comfortable with ambiguity when required
  4. Influence and persuasion -

    Produces desired outcomes without exertion of force or direct exercise of command; gets people to change position or course of action through conversation and debate
  5. Critical thinking and problem solving -

    Methodically analyzes and evaluates; defines problem/challenge, identifies alternatives and makes timely decisions
  6. Interpersonal communication -

    Exhibits comfort and poise with senior- to executive-level audiences; tailors communication style and delivery to different audiences; uses effective listening skills to gain clarification from others; appropriately expresses one’s own opinion and makes points clearly and concisely; strong facilitation skills; writes clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication vehicles and styles
  7. Emotional intelligence -

    Monitors the feelings and emotions of others and self; discriminates among them and uses the information to guide thinking and action; reads people and responds appropriately
  8. Knowledge of the business -

    Connects and aligns with organizational strategy and goals; understands and can communicate the client’s needs and the business benefits of a project/or resource need
  9. Organizational savvy -

    Uses knowledge of formal and informal policies and organizational interconnections to effectively navigate the social and political boundaries of the client organizations; delivers results and value in a way that is aligned with organizational ethical, social, and political structures

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Katie McElhone at kmcelhone@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.


Ferguson is free from biases for or against any individual or group of candidates. We are inclusive and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. Ferguson believes diversity drives innovation and that difference is valued. We build a culture where we are committed to cultivating and preserving inclusion. We’re always growing our network of people, opportunities and tools to help our employees develop, advance and manage their career paths. Our diverse team of employees enables us to learn better together as a collective team. Ferguson welcomes all qualified applicants in consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Katie McElhone
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4406
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