Senior Project Manager

  • Location: Yeadon, Pennsylvania
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #164657
firstPRO is seeking a qualified Senior Project Manager for our client, a large organization based out of Pennsylvania. They are seeking someone with experience in Research Operations and Systems.

Job Details

  • Compensation: Up to $55/hour with benefits offered (Health, Dental, Vision), Weekly Pay
  • Type: Contract to Hire
  • Hybrid
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Job Responsibilities

  • Project Identification
    • Identify and organize projects by defining project scope, goals and deliverables
    • Perform needs analyses to ensure that institutional needs are met
    • Identify key stakeholders and appropriate project team members.

  • Project Initiation and Planning
    • Secure project approval, determines resource availability, timeline and financial commitment, and manages project progress
    • Facilitate discussions to meet mutually agreed upon goals
    • Coordinate complex customer input, ideas and feedback
    • Complete detailed project plan documents, including project work breakdown structure, schedule, roles and responsibilities
    • Manage and communicate project objectives and goals to the project team
    • Present project plan documents to key stakeholders and audiences

  • Project Execution
    • Manage project execution from start to finish including tracking progress, identifying issues, and mitigating risks
    • Establish rapport with collaborating departments and teams
    • Meet regularly with project sponsors including to communicate progress toward project milestones and project status, provide insights into project health, proactively escalate issues, and provide recommendations for bringing projects back into alignment with expected outcomes when needed.

  • Project Closure
    • Complete post-project evaluations to determine project outcomes
    • Ensure project outcome is in alignment with desired impact and results
    • Complete lessons learned and present outcomes and findings to key stakeholders and audiences
    • Assemble and archive project documents.

Job Requirements

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management Body of Knowledge guidelines (PMBOK) including
  • Productivity tools, project charters, work plans and budgets.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Business Analysis Body of Knowledge guidelines (BABOK)
  • Intermediate knowledge of quality improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma)
  • Advanced knowledge of change management principles including organizational dynamics, change theory, and improvement methods/tools.

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