Master Project Manager (IT)

Date: Jun 21, 2020

Position Summary

Erie Insurance is continuing to hire and is utilizing virtual interviews to ensure the well-being of our candidates and employees. Please note there may be delays in our hiring process.

ERIE insurance Group is currently seeking Senior level Project and Program Manager candidates due to growth.  Candidates may have experience in either IT or non-IT related project roles.


These positions are integral to the expansion and ongoing management of ERIE's various systems and departments.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plans, monitors and manages large or highly complex IT projects from initiation through completion.
  • Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.
  • Utilizes expertise of the project lifecycle to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed project work plans and schedules using project-planning tools and ERIE guidelines.
  • Builds and manages key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of critical objectives, gains key insights, and enable imperative buy-in. Keeps stakeholders up-to-date on deliverables, status and metrics.
  • 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.
  • Monitors project health and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments and resource allocations to ensure optimal project performance.
  • Creates sound project forecasts and delivers informative status reporting. Works closely with EPMO to ensure alignment with strategic priorities.
  • Monitors quality of project deliverables. Ensures completion of required quality reviews and obtains appropriate approvals for assigned projects.
  • Prepares and analyzes reports, charts and graphs, and summarizes variances between the plan and actual progress.
  • Considers change management techniques and applies to project, including stakeholder impacts.
  • Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.
  • Directs the management of outside contracts and vendors required for assigned projects. Work with appropriate personnel to establish contractual terms and conditions.
  • Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.
  • Competencies
    Ability To Learn And Follow Procedures
    Ability To Maintain Composure
    Ability to Manage Complexity
    Business Acumen
    Decision Making
    Developing And Maintaining Relationships
    Information Management Skills
    Interpersonal Communication
    Job-Specific Knowledge
    Leadership Skills
    Planning And Organizing
    Problem Analysis
    Service Orientation

    Minimum Required Education Equivalents • Bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and seven years of project management experience; or • Associate's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and nine years related project management experience; or • High school diploma, or GED, and eleven years related project management experience. MBA or other advanced degree preferred. In-depth knowledge of project lifecycle including systems development processes, systems development methods, programming languages, IT platforms and change management concepts required. Insurance industry knowledge preferred. In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required. Preferred Designations • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) • Project Management Professional (PMP) • Six-sigma green belt • CPCU or related insurance designation

    Physical Requirements
    Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
    Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
    Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely
    Driving; Occasional (<20%)
    Pushing/Pulling; Rarely
    Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
    Climbing; Rarely

    Nearest Major Market: Erie

    Job Segment: Project Manager, Information Systems, Database, Technology