What does a Technical Project Manager do?

A Technical Project Manager is responsible for providing project planning and management for established initiatives within a company. They ensure that projects are completed to specification, within an established time frame and budget. A Technical Project Manager is the lead subject matter expert within the company regarding technology concerns. Additionally, they will hire and train additional support member in a business's tech department. They use their industry expertise to improve all aspects of project planning and resource management.

As this is a senior position held in a company, a master's degree in Project Management or Technology field is required. Individuals who work well in a collaborative environment and pay meticulous attention to detail tend to excel in the position of Technical Project Manager.

  • Establish and implement training processes and strategies for all technical personnel
  • Analyze, plan and develop requirements and standards in reference to scheduled projects
  • Assign and oversee the daily tasks of technical personnel while ensuring all subordinates are actively working toward established milestones
  • Hold regular technical team meetings to determine progress and address any questions or challenges regarding projects
  • Determine and define clear deliverables, roles and responsibilities for staff members required for specific projects or initiatives
  • Research and evaluate hardware and software technology options and weigh the cost/benefit analysis when making large purchases on behalf of the company
  • Recruit and train exceptional employees to fulfill posted positions within the technical department
  • Update and maintain all production technologies ensuring proper maintenance and installation
  • Master's degree in Project Management or related technical field required
  • Professional Project Management Certification from accredited intuition preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of Project Management processes, strategies and methods
  • Experience mentoring, coaching and developing rising talent in the technology department
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and experience establishing guidelines in these areas for others
  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and supervising department teams
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting a teamwork mentality
  • Managerial experience applying analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
3%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
46%
8+
18%

Common Skill Sets

Agile Methodologies
Agile Scrum
PMP
Excellent Communication
Deliverables
Leadership
Microsoft Office Suite
Written Communication

Technical Project Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Technical Project Manager
$85,838/yr
Project Coordinator
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Project Manager
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Technical Project Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$85,838 /yr
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CA$58k
Median: CA$86k
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