Technical Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia | Freelance | Job ID #46798 |
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Onward Search is looking for a Technical Project Manager with experience managing enterprise-level web development projects to join our State of Georgia client in downtown Atlanta for an 18+ month onsite contract opportunity!

Job Summary:

  • As Technical Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing a Permitting Application IT project across the Agency with an online web application
  • In addition, you will need to possess the ability to manage medium-to-large-scale IT initiatives throughout creative and development phases, while managing internal and client communication, resource allocation and reporting
  • Candidate will also play a lead role in technical requirement gathering, and be involved in communication and collaboration with development teams, client IT administrators, business stakeholders and other key players to support the development objectives
  • Prior experience managing web development projects using Drupal strongly preferred


  • The role is a 18-month contract position. Depending on project needs, the contract may be extended after 18 months
  • The position is onsite in downtown Atlanta and no remote option is offered
  • Benefits and 401k are available during the contract period

Project & Technical Management Responsibilities:

  • Establish and execute multiple project timelines and deliverables on time and on budget.
  • Track all project details in JIRA and outside of JIRA
  • Effectively lead/co-manage web project development initiatives throughout the creative and development phases with a team
  • Assist with development quotes and proposals in accordance with customer Request for Quotes.
  • Write clear, detailed requirements documentation and be responsible for the development of and/or ensuring that product deliverables and specifications are met
  • Deliver exceptional solutions by conducting quality checks, maintaining project documentation and managing production resources
  • Deliver project plans, business cases, implementation plans, schedules and communications
  • Have experience with requirements gathering, requirements documenting (use cases, user stories, business processes, and training documentation) and change request management for web-based applications
  • Participate, lead and mentor in a team environment, while working with team members to set and achieve development goals, and provide constructive feedback throughout the project lifecycle
  • Project a positive, professional and customer-responsive image
  • Interface with clients to address technical requirements, questions and concerns, as well as attend client meetings throughout the process to gather development requirements and capabilities
  • Understands different programming languages and ability to solve problems in coding, testing and deployment
  • Has complete knowledge of Microsoft Access
  • Possesses good knowledge of different software systems, client/server architectures and various compatibility requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5-7 years of professional experience as a technical project manager with specific experience leading and managing enterprise-level web development and application projects
  • Prior experience within a public sector or government organization preferred but not required
  • Excellent communication skills, with an emphasis on explaining complex development topics in simple terms
  • Developmental/technical working knowledge of Drupal and basic concepts such as CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP, SQL server, Oracle
  • Advanced knowledge on Waterfall, Agile development, APIs, JavaScript frameworks and server configuration
  • The Agency utilizes Microsoft products therefore extensive knowledge of all Microsoft products is required
  • Ability to research and familiarize yourself with new development technology quickly
  • Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements across project phases
  • Able to guide the team through the development, testing and implementation stages and review the completed work effectively
  • Provide direction and technical expertise in design, development and systems integration
  • Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation
  • Identify resource and equipment requirements, efficient capacity planning and manage software and hardware availability
  • Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members
  • PMP Certification preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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