Project Management - Senior Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES

Vary by project but may include:

• Prepare project plans, including task assignment, prioritization, and forecasting. Common tools include
Gantt charts, MS Project, Excel, and MS Word
• Identify and assign project risks and issues, and track progress toward mitigation or resolution
• Prepare and manage project schedule, which requires balancing inputs such as cross-committed resources and vendor timelines
• Control project scope by gaining initial alignment with sponsors and stakeholders, and minimizing change using strict change control processes and documentation
• Prepare and oversee project budget, including team member, vendor, and product costs
• Establish an environment of planned and unplanned collaboration and communication through status reports, facilitating regular meetings, following-up on tasks and issues, and escalating important
information to senior management
• Analyze project control documents (such as project plans and budgets) to determine common project performance metrics like Earned Value, Budget at Completion, Run Rate, and others (based on client need)
• Build and manage internal and external communication plans
• Relative to our Project Management Associates, our Senior Associates are more likely to have experience with leading meetings, managing small teams, and owning team results and applying multiple project management methods

QUALIFICATIONS

Our best Project Management Senior Associates possess most of the following:

• 2 – 5 years’ relevant experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management, Communications, or similar
• Strong attention to detail. Expected to be point person for project progress, task status, budget forecasts/actuals, milestones, resource plans, and schedules
• Ability to influence others and lead without authority
• Strong written, presentation, and verbal communication, including clear structure and main point communication
• Highly organized. Ability to manage multiple project plans, dozens of resources, budgets and schedules while maintaining accuracy and handling fine details
• Strong work ethic. Willing to work the hardest and go the extra mile to achieve project success and client satisfaction
• Client service mindset. Able to put the client and project needs in front of everything else. Must possess positive attitude and do whatever it takes to get the project to the end goal


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