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Project Manager for AI Singapore (Technology)

Date: 25-Nov-2021

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

AI Singapore (AISG) is a national AI programme launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

 

The programme office is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and brings together all Singapore-based research institutions and the vibrant ecosystem of AI start-ups and companies developing AI products to perform use-inspired research, grow the knowledge, create the tools, and develop the talent to power Singapore's AI efforts.


 
The Technology Pillar of AISG is sourcing for an individual to join the team as a Project Manager.  The Project Manager will manage and oversee a series of projects on Artificial Intelligence (AI) funded under its various challenges from initiation to implementation, working with a project team of Designers, Engineers and Testers, and Professors and PhDs, to jointly design, develop and implement the AI solutions. The Project Manager is required to plan, manage, execute and track the progress of the many concurrent projects, to bring the projects to their successful completion.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Own and be responsible for the successful delivery of projects, ensuring they are completed on time, meeting requirements and within allocated budget
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of novel R&D programmes in AI to create social and economic impact
  • Plan, coordinate and communicate R&D programme’s, timeline and activities to the research performers and stakeholders
  • Manage project lifecycle, from requirement, design, technical construction, testing, acceptance, training, documentation and implementation, in accordance with the AI Singapore’s research funding policies
  • Participate in pre-project activities such as estimation of project efforts, preparation of high level project plan with project timeline and resource requirements, and staffing and organisation of project team
  • Work closely with the group of Professors and PhDs on the agreed project objectives
  • Monitor and track progress of projects and stay on top of the projects to ensure smooth execution
  • Manage and coordinate project deliverables, ensuring their quality and configuration management
  • Analyse and highlight project risks and develop necessary risk mitigation plans
  • Analyse and highlight project dependencies to pre-empt project issues
  • Maintain project issue register to keep close match of the project issues till their resolution
  • Manage performance of the project team, guide the project team in resolving issues, and resolve conflicts within the project team
  • Manage customer’s expectation by understanding customers’ needs and providing realistic expectations and scope of the projects
  • Manage and work closely with 3rd-parties involved in projects
  • Provide periodic update on project progress to project sponsors and escalate project issues not resolvable not project team level

Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience in implementing and/or managing IT projects and software/application development lifecycles
  • Strong delivery management experience, with proven track records in managing and steering projects towards smooth execution and on time delivery
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to manage one or more projects concurrently
  • Familiarity with R&D projects and government R&D funding schemes
  • Experience in change management, issue management and configuration management
  • Experience in both Waterfall and Agile project management methodology is an added advantage
  • Experience and background in AI or analytics will be preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, effective in fostering teamwork and managing high performance project team
  • Occasional travel is expected, when the work requires it

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Office of the Deputy President(Res&Tech)

Department : AI Singapore

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 8911