F091819: Senior Project Manager

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

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 St. Louis, MO.

As a Ferguson Consulting employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development and career versus becoming a client SME - which is always in your best interest.

Our enterprise level client is looking for a

Senior Project Manager

. You will work as part of a cross-functional team of senior resources; highly professional group that is directly tied to business initiatives that effect the entire enterprise. Among other things, this group runs project tied to strategic initiatives that are highly visible throughout the company.

Responsible for managing, planning, monitoring and reporting on key projects from conception through implementation. Performs a variety of tasks. Manages project details, data collection, reporting and communication to successfully drive project efforts.

What You'll Do:

  • Plans, manages, and monitors projects from concept through implementation for projects.
  • Manages day-to-day operational aspects of all assigned projects and gains consensus from stakeholders to ensure successful implementation.
  • Establishes project management processes and methodologies to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet high quality standards and Leadership expectations using the appropriate tools.
  • Meets with internal customers of an assigned project to provide status updates and reports and gather project-related feedback.
  • Responsible for handling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Tracks costs and performance, service levels and other metrics required to ensure project goals and objectives are met.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

What You'll Do:

  • Practical project management experience (5+ years) with full responsibility for project delivery and management.
  • Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communication in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively and manage multiple projects and assignments
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with peers and project members
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge and ability to use computer and software applications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent work experience
  • PMP certification or Six Sigma Green Belt; or higher required
  • Successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum preferred

Desired Skill

s- 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.


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