Project Manager

The Purpose of this position is to assume responsibility for the management, coordination and completion of special projects. Manages all aspects of the projects, including developing project plans, creating deadlines, assigning tasks/responsibilities, monitoring and evaluating the progress of the project and developing reports that assess or quantify project results. Responsible for evaluating the lifecycle process and making recommendations on how to implement changes or process improvements. Provides experienced leadership to project team and directs the work of team members. Ability to autonomously manage a myriad of complex tasks and effectively communicate to both team members and sr. management. May also have budgetary responsibility.

Typically leads more complex assignments and generally has extensive oversight capabilities. Generally reports into the Sr. Mgmt or the Head of a business unit.

  • Manages the project workflow/lifecycle to ensure deliverables are met on time and on budget. Monitors and evaluates team activities, assesses and documents performance and holds members accountable for their task assignments. Identifies any problems associated with the project and develops and implements the appropriate resolution. Leads meetings with clients and task members and identifies additional follow up needs, which may include creating additional deliverables to team members. Develops analytic reports for the clients and team members that assess or quantify the status of the project.
  • Develops and Implements a project plan, which includes developing and gathering resources, determining team members, assigning tasks, developing timelines and establishing the scope of responsibilities.
  • Identifies areas of process improvement and makes detailed recommendations to consultants and/or principals, Mercer project team(s), leadership, on how the problems can be remedied and processes improved. Utilizes feedback on current and previous projects to implement tangible changes and necessary adjustments to future situations.
  • Educates team members on components of Mercer specific Project Management trends and tools. Uses extensive Project Management experience to provide training, support and guidance to more junior team members. May provide peer review, as appropriate.

May direct the work of employees in a team and/or coach/mentor others.

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