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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

Technical Project Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$108,337 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $108K
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Technical Project Manager Career Path

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Rogers CommunicationsRogers Communications
IT Project Manager
Feb 6, 2020

“If you have a great boss you're good (which was my case).”

IT Project Manager
Aug 18, 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work are worthy of.”

NuWaves EngineeringNuWaves Engineering
Technical Project Manager
Oct 15, 2019

“During my tenure at NuWaves I have been given numerous opportunities to grow and develop personally and professionally.”

Technical Project Manager
Sep 19, 2019

“Summary: If you're young this might be a good company to start your career at.”

Mitel NetworksMitel Networks
Technical Project Manager
Mar 21, 2021

“Management does not appreciate additional effort outside of work hours put towards Mitel's benefit.”

Senior Technical Project Manager
Dec 20, 2021

“Sometimes slow career growth opportunities unless you voluntarily looking for career job opportunities within the company.”

Money Mart Financial ServicesMoney Mart Financial Services
Senior Technical Project Manager
Jan 14, 2020

“The pay is good; but it's not worth it for what you have to deal with.”

Intellect Design ArenaIntellect Design Arena
IT Project Manager
Mar 27, 2021

“Good Projects and it is good for freshers”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a technical project manager

When working as a technical project manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Agile Methodologies, Agile Scrum, PMP, Excellent Communication, and Deliverables.

The most similar professions to technical project manager are:
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Project Analyst

The most common qualifications to become a technical project manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.