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Reference # : 17-04857 Title : Project Mgr 2 (Non-IT)
Location : Vancouver, WA
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 8 Years Start Date / End Date : 11/20/2017 / 11/24/2018  
Description
NOTE: See Additional Position Information document for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.

General Requirements (See CWSD for complete details):
Education: Bachelor?s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Management, Organizational Development, Computer Science or other related technical discipline is required unless Requesting manager determines applicable additional directly-related experience or a combination of education/and directly-related experience can be substituted for the specified degree requirement (see ?In lieu of? or ?No degree? requirements for each level below).
? PMP/PMI Certification is highly desirable.
Experience: With Bachelor's Degree in applicable fields - 5-9 years of project coordination/management experience; With Bachlor's Degree NOT in applicable fields - 7-11 years direct work experience AND completion of at least 24 semester hours in any combination of: Accounting, Business, Finance, Law, Contracts, Purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management; With NO Degree - 10-13 years direct work experience is required.

Typically responsible for medium-sized projects (more than $500K lifecycle cost to $2M lifecycle cost).

NOTES: ?Typically? as it refers to project size is determined by an average of the workers assigned projects and also includes the complexity, visibility and sensitivity of the projects within the past year and is not based on a single project funding amount.

All documentation should clearly identify the worker as a Project Manager ?contracted? to BPA and include the name of the worker?s employer.

If performing Project Coordination work, it should NOT account for more than 1/3rd of the billable hours.



General Position Overview ? Project Manager:
The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project?s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle.

Responsibilities:
? Direct and manage project development from beginning to end, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
? Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
? Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
? Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
? Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
? Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
? Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
? Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
? Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
? Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
? Track project milestones and deliverables.
? Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
? Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
? Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
? Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
? Coach, mentor, and motivate project team members to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
? Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
? Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
? Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the follow:
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Making Decisions & Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Interacting With Computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates ? Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Identifying Objects, Actions, & Events ? Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
? Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others ? Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
? Organizing, Planning, & Prioritizing Work ? Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization ? Communicating with people outside the organization, in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
? Establishing & Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Analyzing Data or Information ? Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

General Skill Requirements:
? Direct work experience in a project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
? Strong familiarity with project management software.
? Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
? Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
? Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
? Flexible during times of change.
? Ability to read communication styles of team members who come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
? Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.
? Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.
? Ability to defuse tension among project team, should it arise.
? Ability to bring project to successful completion through political sensitivity.
? Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
? Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products.
? Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
? Customer service skills an asset.
? Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Engineering & Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Computers & Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? Administration & Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Customer & Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services; includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Speaking ? Talking to others to convey information effectively.
? Writing ? Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Coordination ? Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Judgment & Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Management of Personnel Resources ? Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
? Monitoring ? Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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