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Associate IT Project Manager

Primary Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
Leads the day-to-day activities of a business-sponsored IT project or some of its components (project or project components cost of less than $1 million) to deliver tasks on time, within budget, and within scope. Responsible for the success of the project or project component.

Fundamental Components:
  • Responsible for leading, planning and managing a project team with limited, local scope or sub-components of a larger project to accomplish project objectives.
  • Ensures that project team members complete tasks and deliverables on time and within budget, and that the project delivers promised business functionality.
  • Leads a matrixed team in executing assigned tasks and coordinating the efforts of internal project team members.
  • Ensures that team members complete tasks and deliverables on time and within budget, and that the project delivers promised business functionality.
  • Works with advisers from key functional areas (e.g., Legal, Audit, HR, Tax, Procurement) to understand potential project impact on the organization, align project work, and execute activities accordingly.
  • Manages all key project governance documents, such as the Project Charter, Work Plan, Communications Plan, and Risk Mitigation Strategy.
  • Manages to the project budget, and reports project cost information in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Manages the effective utilization of resources assigned to the project team, and communicates resource capacity and shortages to the Resource Allocation Director.
  • Coordinates utilization of subject matter experts in the business segment to assist in the identification, validation, and resolution of business system needs.
  • Acts as the liaison between project team members, Project Manager, Program Manager and/or the Portfolio Manager to ensure that expectations and objectives are clearly understood by all parties, and to communicate project information including the status of deliverables, scope changes, and issues.
  • Proactively evaluates project activities, builds contingency plans, executes corrective action, and monitors issue resolution to mitigate risks such as scope and/or budget variances.
  • Manages the scope of the project, and ensures that scope changes are reviewed and approved by the Portfolio Manager and Business Sponsor where appropriate.
  • Evaluates project activities utilizing quality measurements and monitoring mechanisms to ensure that deliverables meet or exceed expectations and integrate with overall project effort.
  • Monitors and reports tangible and intangible benefits, and conducts team and individual end-of-project performance reviews.
  • Updates the Resource Management Tool upon project completion to document the experience gained and skill set developed for project team members.
  • Adheres to APS project management methodology by leveraging and promoting the use of existing tools, capturing best practices, and identifying areas for process improvement.
  • Monitors and holds project resources accountable for meeting performance metrics.

Background Experience:
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management Bachelor's degree in a closely-related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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