PDS Tech Inc Contingent Project Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Contingent Project Manager in Atlanta, GA.
Requires a moderate degree of PM knowledge, experience, skill & expertise.
Additional skills needed: communication, problem solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.
Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Project Lead to ensure:
All project activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & UPS senior leadership
Support a combination of simple projects 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 project by applying PM principles, guidelines & standards.
Travel may be required as needed.
Assists Project Lead to Ensure Project Output Meets Program Expectations ( 15% of time)
Facilitates all Project Planning & Execution of PM Activities ( 25% of time)
Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projects ( 50% of time)
Identifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projects/Initiatives ( 10% of time)
Manages project scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projects from beginning to end
Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the project such as:
Risk/Issue identification & mitigation
Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed
Reviews deliverables & ensures quality
Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & project success
Facilitates initiation/planning of project scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, comms, etc.)
Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projects 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
Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements
Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a project & identify process improvement opportunities
Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities
Experience applying Stakeholder/Communication 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 projects
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 UPS 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]
Bachelor’s Degree (or int’l comparable degree)
3 years of PM experience
Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint
Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car
PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.