Project Manager – Market Expansion

Overview of the Position Responsibilities: As an Expansion Market Project Manager, you will manage a variety of internal and external stakeholders to shepherd the construction and progress for several regional expansion markets.  Your vital role will ensure that these multi-stakeholder, complex markets are delivered on time, to specifications, and within budget. 

Be part of our innovation- building and delivering a fiber-rich internet connection to people’s doorsteps.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish project scope and identify and coordinate deliverables, timelines and budgets.
  • Publish accurate information on all market level construction activities to help ensure the team is meeting deadlines, working within budget.
  • Develop and maintain detailed schedules for multiple construction expansion markets, actively managing stakeholders and driving the scheduled tasks. Monitor equipment ordering/logistics processes to insure expansion market readiness.
  • Analyze implications of changes from the original schedule and identify required corrective actions to ensure the expansion market delivery schedule stays on track.
  • Ensure data integrity and identify process or metric improvement opportunities.
  • Identify process limitations and collaborate with stakeholders and vendors to identify and implement time and/or cost-efficiency improvements.
  • Ensure accurate reporting and forecasting of project timelines, resources, and capital. Accountable for communicating the markets’ status to the Chief Business Development Officer’s management team. Daily and weekly reporting on project milestones and updates

 

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, engineering or related discipline or the equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • Ability to use advanced project management tools. Project Manager Professional certification preferred.
  • Previous Project Management experience with 5+ years’ experience in the telecommunications/fiber optic industry preferred.
  • Experience with budget tracking, cost estimation, and cost accounting of capital plans.
  • Knowledgeable in industry specifications and fiber network builds. Knowledge and understanding of outside plant fiber optic network infrastructures.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Adept at identifying potential project roadblocks and developing mitigation strategies
  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
  • Knowledge of constructability best practices and principles
  • Effective time management with the ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.

 

Why Work at Bluepeak?

  • Competitive Compensation + Annual Bonus Eligibility
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package, Including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and 401(k)
  • Generous Vacation and Paid Sick Time + Paid Holidays and Personal Days
  • Professional Development With an Emphasis on Internal Promotion
  • Employee Discounts on Bluepeak Services, Including Internet
  • Progressive and inclusive work culture in which our team has the flexibility, support, and resources to be successful in their careers!

About Us

We believe that the size of the city shouldn’t determine the quality of the technology. That’s why we are building for you: Faster, more reliable, and without the things that get in the way of great service—like red tape, hidden fees, and slow response times. And with up to 5 gigabits of speed for residential customers and 10 gigabits for businesses, we are whole new ballgame- from internet to TV, to connecting every device in your home, to powering your business, we’re not only providing the best fiber connections in your community, but we’re also meeting the growing needs for how you live.

Bluepeak is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Project Manager

Project Manager

Are you the type of person that learns about a project and instantly has ideas to better organize, streamline and bring efficiencies to the table? Do you enjoy working with team members at all levels of the organization to achieve successful project outcomes?  Is the Home Edit one of your favorite TV shows (i.e. you love having things perfectly organized with an extreme attention to detail)?    

If the above description sounds like you and you're interested in an opportunity where you’re able to think outside the box every day and work on cutting edge products in the CTV/OTT space, keep reading!

What you’ll be doing as a Project Manager:

  • Manage projects to extreme detail to ensure on-time completion according to specifications and within budgeted costs
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop a clear understanding of business needs, define project goals/scope and ensure alignment with strategic objectives
  • Utilize your choice of Project Management software (Smartsheet, Monday, Trello, etc) to track and present progress on multiple concurrent projects, and to identify inefficiencies & opportunities for improvement
  • Provide direction and extremely detailed documentation to internal teams at each stage of the delivery process, ensuring requirements are achieved
  • Aggregate information, document and proactively manage, maintain, and distribute project schedules
  • Partner with key stakeholders as needed to ensure proactive and timely communication of project status, issues, concerns, and delivery dates.
  • Implement best practices to increase project efficiencies
  • Help ensure successful project delivery
  • Create contingency plans and present solutions and/or options as appropriate
  • Partner with internal teams to gather and communicate project status, progress, milestones, deliverables, outcomes, and lessons learned
  • Plan and manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Build relationships of trust across the company; collaborate effectively across teams to define goals and commitment to timelines and deliverables
  • Anticipate the needs, risks, and challenges of your projects
  • Recommend improvements to established business processes

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Excellent project management, time management and attention to detail
  • Highly adaptable and agile in a fast-paced, growth environment; able to thrive within ambiguity
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to identify and manage competing priorities
  • Successful at getting buy-in for your ideas
  • Respectful and influential; you have the ability to push back when needed and know when to reset expectations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Some advertising experience or exposure to digital advertising (i.e. Google Ad Words, Facebook Ads, Tik Tok Ads, Hubspot, Hootsuite, etc) strongly preferred
  • PMP,  Scrum or Agile Certification is ideal
  • Fluent in Google Workspaces (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides)

 

About Strategus:

Strategus is a growing and innovative leader in Connected TV (CTV) and Over-the-Top (OTT) advertising, optimization, targeting, reporting and analysis. While others are just getting started, we've been exclusively focused on perfecting our approach to OTT/CTV advertising since 2015.

We're on a mission to hire the best and are committed to creating exceptional employee and client experiences, where everyone is respected, fully engaged, and strives for personal growth.

The target base salary range for this position is $80,000 – $100,000/year based on experience, plus bonus potential.

Additional benefits include: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), maternity and parental leave, flexible PTO, and a generous holiday schedule with much more than your typical holidays offered!

Location:  Denver, CO Metropolitan area (Hybrid role). 2-3 days a week.


is this cross departmental? I think we need to clarify what types of projects they will be working on to ensure we are clear on expectations. As written is very broad

@joel@strategus.com thoughts on this?

Senior Technical Engagement Manager

Senior Technical Engagement Manager

Overview

In the beginning, there was one Ogilvy, the company founded by David Ogilvy in 1948. Today, there is again one Ogilvy—in 83 countries and 132 offices. We are one doorway to a vast creative network whose mission is to make brands matter in a complex, noisy, hyper-connected world. Digital stands front and center in this mission—come join the award-winning team that makes these ideas come to life.

 

A Senior Technical Engagement Manager at Ogilvy is the main liaison and delivery manager responsible for leading cross-functional agency teams across multiple phases of an engagement. You will be working on our highest profile client accounts and responsible for independent day-to-day management of a single workstream and/or multiple workstreams spanning strategy, creative execution, development, and in most cases, optimization of those of digital programs. These workstreams and engagements may include: website design/development; digital strategy, high-volume, high-visibility online advertising/digital marketing programs (ie; landing pages, eCRM, email campaigns), and/or complex integrated campaigns requiring process-oriented thinking, program management, and collaboration with multiple production disciplines. You will partner with the Account team and collaborate with multiple agency capabilities – the most common spanning business analysis, technology (development and quality assurance), experience design, data and analytics, strategy, search, social, eCRM/email, and media. You will leverage your deep understanding of the digital process to define project approach and scope, create project schedules, build estimates and detailed staff plans, and coach/guide your teams and clients through the project lifecycle. You will also be client facing and responsible for ensuring that project deliverables are prepared on time and meet all quality goals ahead of internal and client reviews.

Responsibilities

  • Scoping and Estimation: defining scope parameters based on project intake and requirements, and developing an associated estimate comprised of a staff plan with level of effort by resource at the weekly level. Also responsible for scope and change management and setting up/enforcing a process to prohibit scope creep and as needed, re-prioritize scope and/or issue change requests.
  • Planning and Tracking: building of the scope parameters, defined during project intake, define and maintain a project plan at a high, medium, and low level so that the relevant audiences (internal and external) can understand key meetings, milestones, and dependencies to meet the final goal/deliverable and understand entry and exit criteria at the individual the track and resource level at a given day. Once plan is built, creating and leveraging existing tool to track and report on progress to required audiences at the internal and external levels.
  • Risk & Issue Management: proactively tracking and anticipating project risks along with the triggers that impact severity; developing and maintaining a risk log with risk assessments; defining and executing mitigation strategies; quantifying impact (financial, delayed timeline, etc.), planning corrective actions to get project back on schedule by collaborating with team and mitigating and solutioning, and communicating with Account, PMO, and client regularly on this subject.
  • Communications Management: setting and leading effective communications across the project team – internally and with clients – that may come in the form of status meetings, standup meeting, cross-discipline leads meetings, technology feasibility assessments, client presentations, and the corresponding documentation and artifacts associated with delivering clear communications in and around those sessions. This also involves defining, setting up and enforcing communication tools like TEAMs, OneDrive, Slack, O365 group, etc.
  • Operational Management and Excellence: learning and managing the resourcing/staffing process, financial burn, and forecast reporting and adjusting timeline and people plans as needed, authoring and maintaining Statements of Work and Change Requests, creating and managing change control procedures and defined parameters and input from team members as needed.
  • Team Management: Facilitate collaboration and effective workflow between project team members; manage cross-functional task completion per schedules/project plans via the most effective communication channels for team members.
  • Quality Management: Ensure all project deliverables meet pre-defined requirements, accepted specifications, best practices for the intended channel, are error-free and reflect the agency’s highest quality, confirm adherence to agency-developed branding and strategic initiatives.
  • Vendor Management: Oversee outside partners and vendors; manage and review contracts and associated delivery of vendor commitments and scope.

Qualifications

  • 5-7+ years of experience in integrated program management
  • 5-7+ years of experience in technology program management having worked on the following type of engagements: website design and build, website redesign and re-platform, global website rollouts, digital marketing campaigns that involve web, email, and social components
  • 5-7+ years of experience managing projects hampered by risk, timing, or budget constraints
  • Superior collaboration skills and team player mindset: Cultivates positive working relationships with project teams, thrives on helping people overcome obstacles, and keeps everyone up-to-date with what’s happening.
  • Superior organizational skills: Owns all project logistics, keeps teams on task and meetings focused, and enjoys juggling a variety of tasks.
  • Superior sense of ownership: Detail-oriented; a self-starter who takes ownership and initiative, is self-organizing and able to work independently, highly skilled in time management to facilitate involvement in multiple projects, finds ways around obstacles and asks for help when needed
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; communicates up, down, and laterally to all levels of the agency; sets expectations and manages schedules effectively yet with a flexible manner that shows solution-focused thinking, not just problem identification.
  • Superior interpersonal and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Extensive experience managing deliverables for Web and mobile executions
  • Extensive experience with project management methodologies including waterfall and agile, and solid knowledge of Web project lifecycle. Agile certification a plus.
  • Experience working in a globally distributed delivery model specifically with offshore development teams
  • Strong knowledge of Strategy, Creative (Information Architecture, experience design, copywriting), Business Analysis, Technology, QA, and Analytics—the roles of these disciplines during various phases of the project lifecycle, the deliverables they produce, and the tasks, duration, and dependencies these require
  • Proficient in MS Office and Keynote (Smartsheet a plus)
  • Experience managing development of social, banners, web assets, and email
  • Experience working with Jira/Confluence and/or other project management tools
  • Experience with Analytics tools
  • PMP coursework and/or agency experience a plus

IT Project Manager (FTE)

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*Relocation assistance is not provided and this is not a fully remote position. FirstBank does not sponsor work visas.

Founded in 1963, FirstBank maintains more than $20 billion in assets and operates over 110 branch locations across Colorado, Arizona and California. Its growth can be attributed to one simple philosophy: do right by customers, communities and employees, which is at the center of the company’s “banking for good” mantra. FirstBank believes that a company is nothing without the people that comprise it, and prides itself in hiring and training a diverse and talented group. By joining the FirstBank team you will experience its great team culture with ample opportunity for growth. There’s an opportunity for everyone with positions all across the company, from Teller and Call Center to Technology and Lending. Apply today to learn more and join the team!

A Brief Overview

Plan and manage the delivery of Information Technology solutions coupled with business objectives to meet FirstBank needs. This includes the creation and management of schedule, scope, resources, risk, and communication plans as they relate to project efforts, identify needed resources, assign individual responsibilities and tasks, and notify appropriate management if resource constraints will impact the timeline. The Analyst will focus on more complex work delivered by one or multiple agile teams, managing multiple efforts of various size, complexity, and type of work concurrently.

What you will do

  • Create and execute project plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
  • Identify needed resources, assign individual responsibilities and tasks, and notify appropriate management if resource constraints will impact the timeline.
  • Manage scope and day-to-day operational aspects and report scope changes appropriately.
  • Utilize various project management methods and tools in order to ensure milestones and value delivery are on time.
  • Lead the team in discussion and documentation of lessons learned in the form of the retrospective.
  • Identify and analyze risks, create mitigation plans, and manage risks and issues as they occur.
  • Work as a liaison between vendors, sponsors, and teams to facilitate effective project management.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues surrounding workflow in a timely manner.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry standard PM practices, especially as it relates to agile.
  • Perform basic business analysis when necessary when a separate business analyst is not involved.
  • Assist other Project Managers with issue resolution and best practices.
  • Pursue formal and informal educational opportunities to expand knowledge and improve skills.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned.
  • Understand and comply with all provisions of the Safety in the Workplace policy.

Minimum Requirements

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree in related field and a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • A combination of post-high school education, job related certification and related experience equivalent to 5 years may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred, master’s degree in a related field is a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) or other similar certification
  • Experience with JIRA or similar tool
  • Experience with various project methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Waterfall
  • At least 2 years of Agile or IT Project Management experience with demonstrated success moving projects from concept through implementation

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills, to communicate information effectively to customers, sponsors, marketing, managers, and technical staff
  • Experience in planning meetings that include the right people and agendas that makes appropriate use of the scheduled time
  • Experience with identifying and managing risks and developing mitigation and contingency plans when appropriate
  • Ability to develop a working estimate based on inputs from all delivery team members
  • Proficient in the use of appropriate scheduling techniques (e.g. road mapping) used to determine and manage value delivery
  • Ability to identify stakeholders and establish and execute a communication plan for those stakeholders
  • Ability to track Delivery team performance
  • Proficient with analyzing delivery-related data in order to create metrics that will enable improved decision-making for the team and the organization
  • Ability to work independently and drive multiple efforts to completion simultaneously
  • Proven use of appropriate time management techniques (such as time boxing, to-do managers, etc…)
  • Ability to work effectively with a team to overcome challenges and conflicts
  • Demonstration of and belief in the agile mindset
  • Effective interpersonal skills, to help negotiate priorities and to resolve conflicts among stakeholders
  • Possesses a solid understanding of operational processes and procedures (i.e. Online Banking, Call Center, Fraud, etc.),
  • Skilled  standard computer applications used in project management, such as Microsoft Office tools and Jira, along with the ability to learn new applications with minimal training
  • Ability to mentor and coach other Project Managers as needed
  • Basic familiarity with Business Analysis methods and concepts

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Frequently remains stationary throughout a typical business day
  • Frequently operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, and other rooms
  • Occasionally positions self to access drawers and shelves of various heights
  • Frequently reaches for and handles paperwork and files
  • Constantly communicates with customers, coworkers, and management in-person and on the phone
  • Must be able to exchange accurate information

Statement of Benefits

FirstBank offers a suite of benefits that support our employees’ professional, financial, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Benefits currently offered with our positions include: Paid Time Off/paid leave programs, 401K/Employee Stock Ownership, United Healthcare medical, MetLife dental, VSP vision, Employee tuition reimbursement, Volunteer Time Off, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, and Group Life Insurance/AD&D.

FirstBank is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. FirstBank does not permit pay inequities. Anyone who believes they have been subject to pay inequity should immediately report their concerns to the Human Resource Department.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)