Project Manager

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #62863 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a Financial Institution, is seeking a Project Manager to join them on a long term contract engagement, remotely worked on PST hours.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducts preliminary investigations for all project requests
  • Reviews requirements, specifications and testing. Ensures training plans are aligned with organizational priorities, business plans and objectives
  • Provides a proactive interface for project stakeholders and senior management teams to ensure business requirements are completely and accurately defined. Ensures business applications are delivered
  • Refines and implements project management methodologies, tools and practices to provide continuous process improvement
  • Selects and manages project teams. Manages such teams throughout the project lifecycle including planning, assigning, scheduling, monitoring and reviewing project activities, as well as evaluating individual performance upon project completion
  • Conducts interviews, compiles and analyzes responses, and creates business cases for projects.
  • Participates in root cause analysis in order to recommend appropriate actions to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Identifies, defines and documents complex business and technical requirements, processes and deliverables
  • Develops, prepares, presents and maintains project plans including staffing requirements, cost estimates, detailed budgets and work breakdown structures and schedules
  • Performs project risk assessments by identifying key risk factors, providing effective mitigation strategies, and assigning contingency action plans to both schedules and budgets
  • Applies established project methodologies to manage projects: uses change control templates and processes, manages time and recording activities using defined scheduling tools, monitors budgets, and coordinates resource acquisition and utilization

Knowledge of:

  • Functional, operational and technical requirements of all systems used by assigned functional areas
  • Application development and project life cycle methodologies and standards
  • Project selection and approval, budgeting and business case preparation and analysis, as well as work breakdown structures and forecasting
  • Concepts of risk management, issue tracking, change management and requirements gathering
  • Information technology support and technical documentation
  • Principles of banking and finance and securities industry operations
  • Business planning and analysis
  • Project budget interfaces with other accounting systems


  • 9+ years of experience
  • Using specific systems and related technological tools associated with assigned functional areas
  • Conducting investigations for proposed projects
  • Applying application development and project life cycle methodologies and standards
  • Refining and implementing project management methodologies, tools and practices
  • Conducting interviews with customers and subject matter experts
  • Conducting research and developing and documenting business cases
  • Identifying, defining and documenting complex business and technical requirements
  • Developing, preparing, presenting and maintaining project plans. Performing project risk assessments
  • Managing projects, using established project management methodologies
  • Reviewing, analyzing and evaluating financial data as well as preparing budgets and financial forecasts
  • Designing and developing management reports
  • Performing project evaluations
  • Developing service level agreements for new systems
  • Developing business modeling presentations
  • Delivering presentations to groups
  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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