Master Project Manager (IT)

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Job requisition: 13076
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Position Summary

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