Senior Project Manager (IT)

Date: May 25, 2024

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Corporate Enablement Technology Division

Department of Position: Data Technology Department 

Work from:

Corporate Office in Erie, Pa
Salary Range:

$95,478.00 - $152,516.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired. Position may be eligible for an annual bonus payment.

 

At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 6,000 employees and over 13,000 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.
     

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.

 

Position Summary

Plans and leads medium-to-large IT projects of moderate-to-high complexity.

 

What You Will Do:

This opportunity is for a Sr Project Manager (IT) and will focus on continued project leadership supporting the Data Democratization efforts.

 

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience in managing data management and/or data modernization projects.
  • Experience working in cloud technologies, application development etc.
  • Familiarity with Agile project management principles
  • Preferred experience in JIRA and project management tools

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, monitors and leads medium-to-large projects of moderate-to-high complexity from initiation through completion.
  • Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.
  • Utilizes an intermediate understanding of the project lifecycle to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed project work plans and schedules using project-planning tools and ERIE guidelines.
  • Applies project management best practices around scope, budget, schedule and change control.
  • Monitors project health and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments and resource allocations to ensure optimal project performance.
  • Creates sound project forecasts.
  • Builds and manages key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of critical objectives, gain key insights, and enable imperative buy-in.
  • Monitors quality of project deliverables. Ensures completion of required quality reviews and obtains appropriate approvals for assigned projects.
  • Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.
  • Maintains expertise in the principles and techniques required for the software development life cycle. Maintains knowledge of programming languages, IT databases, operating systems and platforms.
  • Coordinates the involvement of outside service providers required for assigned projects. Works with appropriate personnel to establish contractual terms and conditions.
  • Defines, develops and provides information to drive the decision-making process and support business operations. Summarizes variance between plan and actual progress.
  • Develops and delivers reports to key stakeholders summarizing objectives, deliverables, status and metrics.
  • Reviews technology related costs identified for projects to ensure cost effective technical designs and problem solutions. Identifies, analyzes and implements appropriate industry best practices. Prepares Authorization for Expenditures (AFE).
  • Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.

Duties and Responsibilities (cont'd if applicable)

  • The first eight duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.
  • This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.

Competencies

  • Self-Development
  • Collaborates
  • Detail Orientation
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Instills Trust
  • Information Management Skills
  • Decision Quality
  • Values Diversity
  • Nimble Learning
  • Job-Specific Knowledge
  • Customer Focus
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Ensures Accountability

Qualifications

Minimum Required Education Equivalents

  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, management information systems, project management, or related field and five years of project management experience; or
  • Associate's degree in business, finance, management information systems, project management, or related field and seven years related project management experience; or
  • High school diploma, or GED, and nine years related project management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of project lifecycle including systems development methods, programming languages, IT platforms and change management concepts required. In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required. Understanding of insurance industry preferred. Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required.

 

Preferred Designations

  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Six-sigma green belt
  • Related insurance designations

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting/Moving 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
  • Lifting/Moving 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
  • Ability to move over 50 lbs using lifting aide equipment; Rarely
  • Driving; Occasional (<20%)
  • Pushing/Pulling/moving objects, equipment with wheels; Rarely
  • Manual Keying/Data Entry/inputting information/computer use; Frequent (50-80%)
  • Climbing/accessing heights; Rarely


Nearest Major Market: Erie