Job Description - Sr. Project Manager - HCM in San Bernardino
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Sr. Project Manager - HCM

Ref: US_EN_6_914737_1529055

Posted on 01 February 2024
$65 - $75

 At Akkodis, we use our insight, knowledge, and global resources to make exceptional connections every day. With 60 branch offices located strategically throughout North America, we are positioned perfectly to deliver the industry's top talent to each of our clients. Clients choose Akkodis as their workforce partner to solve staffing challenges that range from locating hard-to-find niche talent to completing quick-fill demands.

JOB TITLE: Sr. Project Manager - HCM

EMPLOYMENT TYPE/DURATION: • Contract role – 1 year – possible renewal

LOCATION DETAILS: San Bernardino, CA - 100% on-site with potential limited WFM (at a later date) so must live locally or relocate.

Rate: $65--$75/ hour

Experience and Education:


• 5+ years proven project management experience 5+ years of demonstrated project management experience of a project that encompassed the full system development life cycle from initiation through post implementation with a public sector client in the U.S., including a minimum of three (3) years of HCM-related implementation experience (e.g., onboarding, recruiting, time & attendance, etc.).

• 5+ years leading large and complex multiple technology platforms and enterprise projects involving business, technical and cross-functional teams which includes scope and requirements definition, problem solving and process improvements, leading distributed teams in complex environments such as on premise, cloud, or hybrid.

• 5+ years end to end experience with large-scale implementation projects utilizing industry standard development and service delivery methodologies.

• 5+ years’ experience utilizing Software Development methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall as well as managed services support structure and best practices.

• 3+ years’ experience with RFP process, contract negotiation, vendor and portfolio management.

• Proficiency with MS Project, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

• Ability to recognize personal skills, abilities, limitations and strengths, taking appropriate action to pursue developmental activities to strengthen skills and experience.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt to frequent change.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Strong communication, organizational, analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills that promote teamwork and collaboration.

• Ability to advocate a creative atmosphere, facilitates productive meetings, and envisions a final product and user adoption early in the design and/or development process.

• Ability to develop cooperative relationships to achieve results through a win-win relationship.

• Ability to establish alliances with other departments and organizations by recognizing dependencies.

• Awareness of cultural diversity and can embrace and capitalize those differences; applies knowledge in decision-making process.

• Ability to identify project risks by defining risk strategies and developing the risk management plan.

• Participates as part of a team, understanding the various work styles of others and their roles on the team. Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to the goals and objectives of the team. Seeks help from other team members as appropriate.

• Ability to advise the County in areas of current human resources “best practices”, human resource data management and maintenance, compliance, and general human resource policy and procedures.

Highly Preferred:

• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field.

• Current PMP/CSM/PMI-ACP or equivalent certification.

• Previous functional/technical HCM, Payroll and Financials deployment experience either as an internal consultant or with a consulting/software organization

• Previous HCM, Payroll and Financials implementation experience preferably in a government setting.

• General experience in government implementations.

Contract Project Manager Job Specification

• Project Planning: Ability to execute the tasks as defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals. Drives the coordination of subject matter experts to identify tasks to build out the project plan.

• Project Performance Monitoring: Ability to measure project performance using Project Management tools and techniques to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify variances, and perform required corrective actions as appropriate.

• Change Management: Ability to manage changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized changes as defined in the change management plan; facilitate customer acceptance. Ability to make course corrections as necessary using a structured and well-defined change management protocols and change control procedures.

• Setting Expectations: Ability to ensure a common understanding by setting expectations regarding the project plan to align the stakeholders and team members. Implement approved actions and workarounds to mitigate project risks in order to minimize the impact on the project.

• Client and Vendor Relationship: Ability to establish and maintain client and vendor relationships while keeping accountability from both sides.

• Resource Allocation: Ability to manage resource allocation proactively by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned according to the project plan.

• Methodology: Ability to champion best practices and methodologies to establish a solid foundation on how to execute the project. Ability to apply development methodologies such as Agile and Waterfall as well as managed services best practices to ensure compliance and security across operations, including endpoint security, network security, cloud security and policy management.

• Contract Management: Ability to formalize and facilitate closing final acceptance for the project from the sponsor/customer by ensuring that the delivered product(s) and services comply with the agreed deliverables lists, scope, and any organizational procedures from all parties involved.

• Risk Management: Ability to pro-actively assess, identify, track and communicate project risks and come up with a mitigation plan of action. Coordinates and lead escalation of risks and issues to the appropriate decision makers in a timely manner.

• Customer Satisfaction: Ability to measure customer satisfaction at the end of the project by capturing customer feedback using appropriate techniques to gain, maintain, and improve customer long-term relationships.

• Knowledge Base: Ability to contribute to knowledge through activities such as sharing documented lessons learned, documented deliverables, and facilitation on trainings, discovery and working sessions.

• Customer Service: Ability to meet quality customer service standards for own work and monitor and manage work of team members, providing feedback as appropriate. Ability to follow direction and recommend process improvements throughout the course of the project.

• Motivation: Ability to engage and motivate others in the attainment of the project’s vision. Influences others by enthusiastically sharing the future vision as a means for them to attain their goals. Ability establish commitment among team members on project milestones. Celebrates, either formally or informally, the accomplishment of goals. Proactive and self-motivated in navigating the organization’s business and operational processes and coordinating necessary resources for task execution.

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Benefit offerings include medical, dental, vision, term life insurance, short-term disability insurance, additional voluntary benefits, commuter benefits and 401K plan. Our program provides employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. Available paid leave may include Paid Sick Leave, where required by law; any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law; and Holiday pay upon meeting eligibility criteria. Disclaimer: These benefit offerings do not apply to client-recruited jobs and jobs which are direct hire to a client

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Pay Details: $65.00 to $75.00 per hour

Benefit offerings available for our associates include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, additional voluntary benefits, EAP program, commuter benefits and a 401K plan. Our benefit offerings provide employees the flexibility to choose the type of coverage that meets their individual needs. In addition, our associates may be eligible for paid leave including Paid Sick Leave or any other paid leave required by Federal, State, or local law, as well as Holiday pay where applicable.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

To read our Candidate Privacy Information Statement, which explains how we will use your information, please navigate to

The Company will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records subject to federal contractor requirements and/or security clearance requirements.

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