Project Manager I

Requisition 12747

The Project Manager is responsible for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, implementing, completing and evaluating Operations short-term (specific business initiatives) projects, by performing the following duties: under management guidance and supervision, plans, coordinates/administrates/monitors activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame. Must possess fundamental knowledge of principles and techniques of Project Management.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Two major areas of responsibilities:

  • Analyzing current initiatives, new projects, required improvement areas – standardized project management solutions, integration with current systems and migration to optimized (NextGen) process flows, tools and techniques; and/or
  • Sustainment of PMIS/CAP/BAP/PlayBook along with new initiatives – build, design and maintenance of SharePoint, Communications and offering project management solutions for new projects and current initiatives.

 

Plan the project

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to execute and complete the project
  • Identify high-impact, probability risks and plan for them
  • Develop a schedule for project execution and completion
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required

 

Execute the project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality based on approved project scope and SME review(s)
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

 

Control the project:

  • Ensure projects accurately reflect current status in the project management tracking tool for reporting purposes
  • Communicate with sponsors and stakeholders as outlined in the project communication plan
  • Ensure all change requests adhere to a formal process to include submission for review and/or final dispensation
  • Monitor approved budgeted project expenditures
  • Manage project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures where applicable
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
  • Assures internal and external compliance during project execution.
  • Coordinate with other business unit Teammates on matters impacting the project plan
  • Provide mentorship to project staff with respect to performing their duties as they relate to the project plans. Provide supplemental training, as needed.
  • Participate in working groups and projects, as assigned. Complete assigned tasks on/before target dates; advise Team leaders of revised target dates when established target dates cannot be met

 

Close the project

  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Review internal and external feedback
  • Conduct trend analyses to determine best practices and areas for improvement
  • Recommend changes to policy, process, internal training, or supporting business systems to support continuous improvement
  • Develop and refine new/existing processes related to project management. Fully conform to FlightSafety’s QMS
  • Conduct or coordinate root cause analysis of issues that negatively affect project management and Learning Centers’ ability to meet Customer needs and requirements

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

 

Bachelor degree (BA/BS) in business, engineering or computer science from a four-year college or university preferred, or five (5) years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent years’ experience must be in related field; PLUS 

 

A minimum of three (3) years’ experience with FlightSafety directing, coordinating, and/or overseeing smaller projects or direct experience in initiating, planning, leading, executing projects within constrains of schedule and scope; OR five (5) years as a Project Manager and/or direct experience in initiating, planning, leading, executing projects within constrains of schedule and scope.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner

Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations

Ability to work unsupervised, as needed

 

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Word processing, Simple accounting, Data base management, Spreadsheets

Project Management software

Knowledge of the following software preferred: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project, and other project management applications.

Other software programs may be required, as needed.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.