Job Listing Description

Contingent Project Manager

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Contingent Project Manager in Atlanta, GA.

Job Summary:

  • 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.

Job Duties:

  • 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)

Other Duties:

  • 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:
  • Project Charter
  • Project Plan
  • RACI
  • 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

Required Qualifications:
  • 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]

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics
  •  3 to 5 years of PM experience ideally
  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint
  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car up to 5 days a week
  • PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc.

Job Number: 2110132758
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 6 months
Input Date: 06/10/2021
Last Updated: 10/15/2021
Attention: Earl Sawyer
Address: 2154 N CENTER ST STE 405D
City, State: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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