Pearson Senior Technical Project Manager in San Antonio, Texas

Senior Technical Project Manager


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Project Managers (PM) manage one or more individual development or business maintenance projects of varying complexity, scope, duration and budget following the policies and procedures of the Clinical Project Management Office (CPMO). The PM will oversee the complete project life cycle including preliminary planning through publication as well as project sustaining or maintenance activities. With a move toward digital publishing, knowledge of the software development life cycle as well as software project management methodologies are strongly desired.

A Sr. Project Manager would have the same responsibilities but would be expected to carry a heavier project assignment load, or manage larger, more complex or higher visibility projects.

This position will focus on the overall management and successful delivery of products on one or more of our online delivery systems including management of roadmaps and associated artifacts, coordination with other project managers for digital work within those projects as well as strong financial management including budgeting and forecasting. This position may also have responsibility for project management of non-digital projects as well as other duties in support of the Project Management Office.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of successful project management experience and deep knowledge of the test development process, the software development life cycle and experience with implementing such products into the market. Strong financial budgeting, tracking and management required. Programming skills and experience utilizing a variety of Project Management software applications a plus.

The Sr. Project Manager will be responsible for:

  • Managing Scope documentation - initial drafts, vetting, approvals and identifying scope risk (resources, clarity, capacity) maintaining change logs.

  • Managing Project Schedules including initial development, vetting, tracking, managing schedule risks and managing close out in accordance with CPMO policies

  • Managing project Budgets including obtaining and vetting cost estimates, monitoring and tracking expenses throughout project, managing budget risks, validating expenditures in accordance with SOX compliancy requirements

  • Maintaining all project artifacts throughout the development cycle, including schedules, budgets, variance reports, scope, change requests, etc.

  • Managing day to day tasks and deliverables across project team

  • Managing all project status reporting - maintain project dashboard – proactively provide project updates to project team and project stakeholders

  • Elevating project risks and issues as appropriate, proactively work to resolution

  • Ensuring that quality steps and processes are in place and communicated to the team, and that quality issues are addressed

  • Archiving of project management documents, including close out of project artifacts

  • Orchestrating/facilitating prioritization and decision making for executive team

  • Collaborating with the project development teams including content and software delivery teams and key stakeholders throughout project to resolve schedule, resourcing or financial issues or address revisions in prioritization

  • Managing vendors regarding SOWs, invoicing, delivery of deliverables


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, IT, or other business related field.

  • Excellent Project Management Skills (PMP, Agile or other such certification strongly desired)

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills

  • 5 years hands on project management experience managing large scale projects

  • Experience managing on shore and off shore 3rd party vendors and invoicing

  • Experience managing test development projects

  • Understanding of software development life cycle and experience in managing software projects

  • Experience managing projects in an Agile environment using SCRUM methodology

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-San Antonio-19500 Bulverde 19500 Bulverde Road San Antonio 78259

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Assessments Clinical

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 22, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804476

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.