WilmerHale is a leading, full-service international law firm with 1,000 lawyers located throughout 12 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our lawyers work at the intersection of government, technology and business, and we remain committed to our guiding principles of providing quality, excellent legal and client services; developing diversity among our lawyers and staff and fostering an environment that promotes an ambitious spirit, teamwork and collegiality by drawing on the extraordinary talents and dynamic experience of our lawyers. Our goal is to reflect the diversity of our clients and the communities in which we practice.
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* This position can sit in our Boston, Dayton, or DC offices.
As an Information Services (IS) Project Manager, you will be responsible for successfully managing the execution of technology-related projects, in accordance with the firm’s quality and schedule expectations. You will manage critical aspects of solution delivery, including: project definition, task and resource planning, budget management, vendor and stakeholder management, risk and issue identification and mitigation, and managing day-to-day team and stakeholder status and communications.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Works with multi-functional teams to define, estimate, and document the overall scope of projects with significant complexity.
Develops and presents business case, develops project plan and identifies resource needs, procures necessary resources, defines roles on project teams, leads team meetings, and assures healthy team dynamics.
Defines, leads and carries out detailed project plan and uses PM best practices to deliver projects against schedule, cost, resource, scope and quality expectations. Monitors progress against plan and proactively communicates variances.
Dedicatedly leads the project delivery with little supervision, identifying and resolving action items, issues, and risks. Identifies subtle risks and issues that could cause major conflicts.
Initiates building and maintaining strong relationships with project team members across functions and more senior client stakeholders. Uses conflict-resolution skills to facilitate strong team dynamics.
Develops and manages relationships with third party vendors, contractors, and other partners.
Identifies opportunities for process improvement and initiates changes based upon project experience.
Ensures client satisfaction with the project process and project team by effective and timely communication including status reporting, continual risk/issue assessment/management and escalation, and resolution of issues as they arise.
Contributes to the Firm's overall initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the Firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.
Demonstrated project leadership skills.
Strong organizational skills.
Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to handle and prioritize numerous tasks.
Ability to work on various teams and contribute to the success of the teams.
Effective conflict resolution skills.
Experience managing multidisciplinary tasks.
Experience with MS Office.
Project Management Professional (PMP) or Completion of a Certified Project Management Program desired but not required.
Minimum 3 years of IT Project Management in medium to complex project environments.
Strong analysis, planning, organizing, and coordinating skills.
Solid understanding and experience with project management methodology and tools used to deliver assigned projects.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects in a fast-paced environment where resources are often shared across projects.
WilmerHale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion,gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability or veteran status, or other protected status.
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (WilmerHale) provides legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of its clients. The law firm’s leading intellectual property, litigation/controversy, regulatory and government affairs, securities, and transactional groups participate in some of the highest-profile legal and policy matters. With a staunch commitment to public service, the firm is renowned as a leader in pro bono representation. WilmerHale has more than 1,000 lawyers in 12 cities worldwide.