Harris Computer Systems

Project Manager- CIS/ERP Software Implementation

3 months ago
Job ID
Professional Services
Percent of Travel Required

Position Overview



Our Professional Services team has an exciting opportunity for a driven individual; we're looking for an experienced Project Manager that will be passionate about providing IT implementation services to our clients. The Cayenta Project Manager is a leader that is empowered to manage his/her project(s) while keeping the client’s and our senior management informed.  


The Cayenta Project Manager role is customer service oriented, and serves as the first point of contact with the client to ensure that the agreed to project goals are being met. Of course, the Project Manager is focused on monitoring and controlling the scope of work, managing project deadlines, risks and project finances.

Primary Functions

Project Planning & Management


  • Project initiation: establishing the project PMO, tool setup and coordinating software installation.
  • Project control: ensuring that project schedules, project budgets, and scope all meet contractual expectations.
  • Project management provided through, risk analysis, meeting requirements, and coordinating resources (including 3rd party vendors).
  • Adherence to the schedule of work for all phases (and elaborate as the project progresses) of the project including start-up and post implementation follow-up.
  • Be knowledgeable on project deliverables and contractual documentation to ensure obligations are met.
  • Prioritize and drive project needs based on outstanding tasks, risks, budgets, resources and deadlines.
  • Coordinate resolution of project issues and/or delays to reduce the impact on the project and ensure a timely implementation.
  • Communicate project progress and needs across the project team and upwards to supporting departments and management.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of Cayenta implementation processes.


Customer Service & Leadership


  • Responsible for all aspects of project delivery while providing client satisfaction and a successful Go-live on the new system(s).
  • Fulfill the role of implementation leader by being knowledgeable on the Cayenta implementation methodology, our systems and client business processes.
  • Provide leadership for Cayenta resources directly and indirectly assigned to the project within a matrixed organizational structure.

Key Relationships:


Reports to: Director, Project Management Services


Works Closely with: Clients, 3rd Parties, PS Consulting, R&D, BI, Technical Services, Support and Finance.


Desired Competencies and Experience 


  • Self-starter, someone that takes initiative to make things happen and to grow professionally.
  • Proven problem solving, critical thinking and analytical skills; must be comfortable making decisions with limited management guidance.
  • Detail oriented and a people-person combined.
  • Strong influencing, coaching and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Comfortable working across all levels of an organization including the executive level.
  • Ability to successfully manage and complete multiple tasks within tight deadlines; remains calm under pressure.
  • Proven track record of delivering successful, large-scale IT projects.
  • Utility industry experience hugely beneficial to success in this role.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, or Information Systems from an accredited university required.
  • Minimum 4 - 5 years of IT Project Management experience.
  • PMP preferred.
  • Must be able to travel (M-F) minimum 50% - 75% of the time within North America without restriction.

Company Overview

Cayenta (www.cayenta.com) is involved in some of the most challenging and interesting projects in the technology industry and we're always looking for talented, highly motivated individuals who seek the same. One of the most important decisions we make is the next person we invite to join our team.

As a Cayenta employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best, and you will be fairly compensated for your efforts. Because we provide our customers the best technologies and services in the industry, you will constantly develop new skills, learn new products, and be involved in activities that are highly valued in the marketplace. Most of all, any potential employee must be willing and able to represent our core operating principle, which simply stated is: "We value our customers as partners, therefore their success and satisfaction, as well as our own, depends on delivering excellence in everything we do."

Cayenta is a division of Harris (www.harriscomputer.com), a member of the Constellation Software group of companies. Harris is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.



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