Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

  • IT Project Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
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  • Overview

    This position will perform all aspects of project management including the definition of project charters, project planning, project scoping, project delivery, and project closing. A Project Manager must also provide project leadership to IT staff/project team members on any given project. This position will work multiple projects simultaneously. It will facilitate and participate in technical / business discussions and requirements gathering sessions, provide project estimates, and manage project risks. A Project Manager must be capable of managing global project stakeholders; plan, monitor, and control project costs; plan and deliver quality controls; manage project human resources; plan procurement management; deliver communication, rollout, and training plans for any given project.


    • Responsible for all stages and types of IT initiatives for the Firm from proposal and requirements definition to project planning and implementation.
    • A major part of this position is to provide a proactive interface between the internal customers, the business analysts, and the internal technical staff to ensure effective definition and delivery of IT infrastructure and business applications.
    • Responsible for coordinating project team resources to design, develop and deliver IT infrastructure and business applications.
    • Responsible for coordinating internal resources and external (vendor and consultant) resources where necessary to ensure successful project deliverables.
    • Provide day-to-day leadership and management of projects throughout the project life cycle.
    • Ensure project team delivers project documentation. This includes – where applicable to a given project -- requirements, design, testing, training, and communication documents.
    • Create and manage detailed work plans in Microsoft Project using a Work Breakdown Structure methodology. Monitor and track those work plans against actual work performed. Manage variances with the project team to avoid schedule slippage.
    • Work closely with the business units to determine scope and requirements. Coordinate resources to ensure a successful project.
    • Facilitate technical work group meetings and technology deliverables.
    • Conduct regular status meetings and deliver detailed weekly status reports to management.
    • Identify risks and propose mitigation strategies to ensure that the project deliverables are completed on time.
    • Proactively identify issues and manage scope creep through a project governance plan.
    • Ensure project changes are managed and executed properly.
    • Ensure the timely and effective delivery of solutions into production.
    • Track project expenditures against budget estimates. Track budget expenditures against work progress to identify variance. Anticipate and communicate budget issues to project governance groups.
    • Identify project team members to fulfill project organization chart roles.


    • Bachelor’s Degree with preferred 10 years of related IT Project Management experience.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent documentation skills. Must submit writing sample (i.e. meeting minutes, analytical report, system requirements, etc.).
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Experience working with employees at all levels, including senior management.
    • Good Judgment.
    • Strong project management skills and knowledge of MS Project. Outstanding time management and organization skills.


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