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
  • Addl. skills needed: comm, problem solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Proj Lead to ensure:
  • All proj activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & UPS senior leadership
  • Support a combination of simple projs while facilitating/guiding team to adhere to the PM discipline
  • This position will drive setting the teams cadence for planning, updates & status reviews with Sponsors.\
  • He/she supports the success of the proj by applying client PM principles, guidelines & standards
  • Travel may be required as needed

Job Duties:

  • Assists Proj Lead to Ensure Proj Output Meets Program Expectations (
    15% of time)
  • Facilitates all Proj Planning & Execution of PM Activities (
    25% of time)
  • Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projs (
    50% of time)
  • Identifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projs/Initiatives (
    10% of time)

Other Duties

  • Manages proj scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projs from beginning to end
  • Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the proj such as:

o Project Charter
o Project Plan
o Risk/Issue identification & mitigation
o Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed
  • Reviews deliverables & ensures quality
  • Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & proj success
  • Facilitates initiation/planning of proj scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, comms, etc)
  • Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projs 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

Able to:

  •  Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements
  •  Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a proj & identify process improvement opportunities
  •  Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities

Required Qualifications:
  •  Experience applying Stakeholder/Comm 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 projs
  • 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]

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or int’l comparable degree)
  •  3 years of PM experience
  • 6 years as a proj team member
  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint
  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc

Job Number: 2110145481
Job Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 12/20/2021
Last Updated: 01/17/2022
Attention: Jack Beard
Address: 900 CIRCLE 75 PKWY SE STE 600
City, State: ATLANTA, GA 30339
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737

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