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Project Manager - ETRM

Düsseldorf, Germany
For one of our clients in the utilities industry we’re looking for a freelance Project Manager for short-term energy trading software:
Project description: The project is to replace the client´s old, in-house built legacy system (NEON) for power optimization, scheduling and nomination in the European markets with the new standard software “DeltaXE” of vendor Volue. DeltaXE project is already in the implementation phase with targeted go-live by mid of the year.

Task description
  • Create a work breakdown structure for the activities per workstream and identify the dependencies between them, including an assessment in terms of risk to business continuity, and technical risk. Basis for this work is the high-level plan and assessment created by the project manager and application management which will be provided in advance.
  • Create a detailed implementation plan with activities, milestones, and dependencies, for each stream of work based on input provided from the project manager in advance and own knowledge and experience
  • Track execution of the activities per workstream as per the plan (see task above).
  • Create a test plan with scope and timeline of work for the technical, functional, regression and user acceptance testing per workstream.
  • Maintain the project management tools (JIRA, DevOps) by continuous review of registered items, creating new entries (for defects, tasks, change requests), monitoring the progress of these items and check if the tool is in the correct form and state based on requirements previously provided from the project manager and own experience.
  • Plan, prepare and coordinate the execution of functional and UAT testing for DeltaXE software functionalities.
  • Document test findings, assess potential defects and prioritize them based on the client's business and/or IT specifications. Send the results to the appropriate IT team or vendor for further issue assessment and resolution.
  • Coordinate and communicate roll-out of potential fixes to the required stakeholders within the project.
  • Plan, prepare, and facilitate workshops to improve execution of the work and to share results. The project manager will provide input on target groups and contact information in advance.
  • Present the progress per workstream to the project manager, via a weekly email based on consolidated delivery reports provided by workstream leads on their deliveries.
  • Used tools: Volue´s DeltaXE, O365; MS Teams; DevOps; JIRA, PowerBI / Tableau

Project start: 15.02.2023
Project location: Düsseldorf (50% remote)
Project duration: 4+ months

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