Randstad Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Project Manager

job details:

  • location:Atlanta, GA

  • salary:$40 - $45 per hour

  • date posted:Tuesday, February 12, 2019

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:670458

job description

Project Manager

job summary:

Job Summary:

Requires a moderate degree of PM knowledge, experience, skill & expertise. Addl. skills needed: comm, problem solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Proj Lead to ensure:

  • All proj activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & senior leadership

  • Support a combination of simple projs while facilitating/guiding team to adhere to the PM discipline. This position will drive setting the team's cadence for planning, updates & status reviews with Sponsors.He/she supports the success of the proj by applying UPS PM principles, guidelines & standards.Travel may be required as needed.

Job Duties

Assists Proj Lead to Ensure Proj Output Meets Program Expectations ( 15% of time)

Facilitates all Proj Planning & Execution of PM Activities ( 25% of time)

Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projs ( 50% of time)

dentifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projs/Initiatives ( 10% of time)

Other Duties

  • Manages proj scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projs from beginning to end

  • Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the proj such as:

o Project Charter

o Project Plan

o RACI

o Risk/Issue identification & mitigation

o Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed

  • Reviews deliverables & ensures quality

  • Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & proj success

  • Facilitates initiation/planning of proj scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, comms, etc)

  • Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projs are in line with funding parameters with Project Lead

  • Proficient in PM discipline with emphasis on effective use of PM soft skills essential to his/her success

  • Solicits/gathers info. via interviews with process owners to understand the "as-is" &" to-be" processes

  • Identifies/communicates to the Project Lead skill gaps & recommends improvement opportunities

  • Provides Project Lead with thorough responses to problem resolution

  • Identifies business areas/stakeholders impacted by issues

  • Identifies root causes to ensure problems do not reoccur

  • Able to:

o Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements

o Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a proj & identify process improvement opportunities

o Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities

Required Qualifications

  • Experience applying Stakeholder/Comm Mgmt. principles including governing bodies/ Owners/Sponsors/key senior stakeholders/Project Lead/team/SME's

  • Able to plan weeks in advance to plan efforts & manage multiple projs

  • Able to work full time (40 hours per week with potential to work overtime if necessary); must be flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays & possible overnight stays depending on the assignment, as needed.

  • Experience/expertise with Commercial PM Software (i.e. MS Project/Office, etc) & the ability to learn Projects Website & other tools

  • Experience with web-based remote meeting applications (i.e. Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc)

  • Willing to travel by plane or driving personal vehicle or rental car. [Note: mileage, airfare, rental car will be reimbursed]

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree (or int'l comparable degree)

  • 3 years of PM experience

  • 6 years as a proj team member

  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint

  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car

Preferred Qualifications

  • PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc

location: Atlanta, Georgia

job type: Contract

salary: $40 - 45 per hour

work hours: 9am to 5pm

education: Bachelors

responsibilities:

  • Assists Proj Lead to Ensure Proj Output Meets Program Expectations ( 15% of time)

  • Facilitates all Proj Planning & Execution of PM Activities ( 25% of time)

  • Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projs ( 50% of time)

  • dentifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projs/Initiatives ( 10% of time)

qualifications:

  • Experience applying Stakeholder/Comm Mgmt. principles including governing bodies/ Owners/Sponsors/key senior stakeholders/Project Lead/team/SME's

  • Able to plan weeks in advance to plan efforts & manage multiple projs

  • Able to work full time (40 hours per week with potential to work overtime if necessary); must be flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays & possible overnight stays depending on the assignment, as needed.

  • Experience/expertise with Commercial PM Software (i.e. MS Project/Office, etc) & the ability to learn Projects Website & other tools

  • Experience with web-based remote meeting applications (i.e. Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc)

  • Willing to travel by plane or driving personal vehicle or rental car. [Note: mileage, airfare, rental car will be reimbursed]

skills: - Bachelor's Degree (or int'l comparable degree)

  • 3 years of PM experience

  • 6 years as a proj team member

  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint

  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car

Preferred Qualifications

  • PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc

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