Technical Project Manager (Saudi nationals only)

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The Red Hat Consulting team is looking for a Technical Project Manager to join us in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In this role, you will manage services projects in the region from initiation through to delivery and closure. You’ll coordinate cross-functional teams and establish appropriate metrics for measuring key project criteria, as well as determine, monitor, and review all project economics including costs, operational budgets, staffing requirements, resources, and risk. While effectively managing a project, you will also be responsible for helping instill an organizational project management discipline and serve as an ambassador for the adoption of project management fundamentals, principles, and methodologies with Red Hat’s services.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Guide project planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting activities for Red Hat’s services projects with minimal direction
  • Handle project requirements, scope, and change management issues; ensure adherence to legally binding requirements
  • Facilitate the development of recommended project control solutions for planning, scheduling, and tracking projects through an integration of various project management tools
  • Work with management on project proposals, bids, contracts, estimates, and schedules; contribute to the project estimation process
  • Staff projects with the relevant consultants and architects, taking into consideration the required skills and levels of experience
  • Plan, schedule, monitor, and report on activities related to the project, including subcontractor monitoring
  • Establish appropriate metrics for measuring key project criteria; develop project control and reporting procedures and manage changes in operational plans
  • Participate in status review meetings with project team members and customers
  • Ensure a timely submission of weekly timesheets and timecards
  • Integrate and use specific industry and technical delivery methodologies like project management methodologies based on Project Management Institute (PMI) methodologies, Red Hat’s services project management methodology, systems and software development, and product development
  • Assist in training the project team on the application of appropriate procedures and processes; coach and advise associates on how to accomplish project goals, meet established schedules, and resolve technical or operational issues
  • Required skills

  • Highly motivated with solid experience in a project management role managing IT-based projects
  • Record of successfully managing highly complex projects and multicultural or multidisciplinary teams
  • Solid background in cloud technologies, middleware, and open source
  • Experience establishing and contributing to process improvements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal, leadership, and analytical skills and business judgment
  • Ability to work effectively across a diverse management team and a broad spectrum of internal partners on your own
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high attention to detail
  • Good balance of business and technical experience
  • Ability to communicate the project management value proposition
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic
  • PMI and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications or the Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree, or other certifications of an equivalent level are a plus
  • Intermediate or expert ITIL-foundation level and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications are a plus
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