The Project Manager will serve as part of the Projects & Programs Team in the Technology Department, which provides project management, business systems analysis, and subject matter expertise to define and manage the implementation of projects for the firm in areas such as technology, knowledge management, human resources, risk management, finance, and practice management. This position will manage projects requiring technical expertise, knowledge of the legal environment, knowledge of the organization and logistics coordination. These projects may include analysis of new legal applications, strategic planning related to the use of technology, introduction of new systems, major upgrades of existing systems, and development of technology related policy. The scope of responsibility includes resource management, planning, project management and program management.
Specific Skills Required:
Strong project and time management skills.
Ability to build strong working relationships with legal timekeepers including attorneys.
Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met and within budget.
Technical skills must be sufficiently advanced to allow full, meaningful participation in project meetings with technology department
Ability to effectively lead and motivate a project team of technical and non-technical staff.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts and costs/benefits to non-technical personnel.
Must be able to understand business goals and requirements and translate into functional specifications and ultimately successful projects.
Understanding of the Project Management Lifecycle and Software Development Life Cycle methodology is a plus.
This position requires a minimum of 5 years of relevant project coordination or project management experience, or equivalent. Law firm experience is a plus. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
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