Project Manager - PBGC
Overview The Project Manager - PBGC manages, plans and coordinates the full life-cycle of projects for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer's satisfaction. The Project Manager - PBGC provides project team leadership necessary to meet defined project deliverables and maintains positive working relationships with the customer and key stakeholders.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.Maintains solid customer relationships, and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project.Interfaces with internal project teams, management, customers and suppliers. Maintains timely communications, and develops collaborative rapports with solutions-oriented approaches.Seeks opportunities to expand business. Participates in proposal and solution development for additional project opportunities.Manages project scope, deliverables, cost, profitability, schedule, quality and resources. Meets both on time delivery and budgetary objectives. Develops project plans and budgets to guide the execution and control of the project.Communicates project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments, responsibilities and reporting relationships.Sets, manages and communicates project expectations to team members and stakeholders.Ensures staffing levels / skills are appropriate for the project scope and deliverables. Actively participates in the hiring of new and replacement project staff. Provides performance assessments and feedback to employees.Tracks project milestones and deliverables. Collects and disseminates performance information, such as project review data, status reports, progress measurement and forecasting. Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path. Proactively manages changes in project scope. Identifies potential crises, and devises contingency plans. Develops Statements of Work. Assigns, manages and monitors activities for subcontractors. Performs time collection, invoice approvals and status reporting.Oversees the conduct and delivery of the Primary Project Objectives as defined in the contract Statement of Work. Identifies relative quality standards, and ensures the highest quality of services are met.Performs overall project management and reporting functions related to multiple activities being performed across multiple task areas. Implements industry best practices, project management tools and methodologies.Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor's instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEBachelor's degree in a related field of study. Must meet minimum years of experience requirement as specified below or have equivalent combination of education / experience. Project Manager 1: Required degree and minimum of 3 years relevant experienceProject Manager 2: Required degree and minimum of 6 years relevant experienceProject Manager 3: Required degree and minimum of 8 years relevant experienceProject Manager 4: Required degree and minimum of 10 years relevant experienceJOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIESStrong working knowledge and proficiency in MS Project Ability to provide complete Earned Value Management (EVM) reporting to the client / companySkilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goalsExcellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and prioritiesExcellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write federal contract proposalsExceptional customer service and relationship-building skillsAbility to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologiesAbility to schedule, plan and lead meetings CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONProject Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred LANGUAGE SKILLSAbility to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.REASONING ABILITYAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.