The Project Manager - Corporate manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of projects. This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction. The Project Manager provides project team leadership necessary to meet defined project deliverables and maintains positive working relationships with the customer and key stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Supports Core Business Units (i.e., Human Resources, Finance, Operations, etc.).
Maintains a solid customer relationship, and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project.
Interfaces with internal project teams, management, customers and suppliers. Maintains timely communications, and develops collaborative rapports with solutions-oriented approaches.
Develops project plans and budgets to guide the execution and control of the project.
Manages project scope, deliverables, cost, profitability, schedule, quality and resources. Meets both on time delivery and budgetary objectives.
Communicates project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments, responsibilities and reporting relationships.
Sets, manages, and communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.
Tracks project milestones and deliverables.
Collects and disseminates project performance information, such as project review data, status reports, progress measurement and forecasting.
Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
Proactively manages changes in project scope. Identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans.
Develops Statement of Work if necessary. Assigns, manages and monitors activities for vendor. Performs invoice approvals and status reporting.
Performs overall project management and reporting functions related to multiple activities being performed across multiple task areas.
May perform Business analyst tasks to assist in successful project completion.
Collaborates with subject matter experts and developers to establish the business and technical direction. Develops requirements and specifications according to professional standards and using business language. Analyzes tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Works closely with business stakeholders to understand and help document a formal project business case.
Elicits, writes and communicates requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis and/or viewpoints.
Develops procedures that maximize operational efficiencies while maintaining sound internal controls.
Performs and coordinates User Acceptance testing, as required.
Develops training, and instructs business users on new capabilities.
Implements industry best practices, project management tools and methodologies.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years relevant project management experience, or equivalent combination of education / experience.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Strong working knowledge and proficiency in MS Project
Ability to provide complete Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting to the client / company
Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals
Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner
Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposals
Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills
Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies
Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings
Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.