Project Manager

Connecticut, United States
Tuesday, 29 December 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Principal Data Scientist, the Project Manager performs the lead role in planning, management and execution of medium to large scale projects funded by the Department of Defense, ensuring the projects are successfully completed on-time and within budget.

Essential Duties

1. Oversees the execution and implementation of detailed project plans in concert with stakeholders. 2. Manages several routine projects simultaneously and ensures that the design, testing, training, documentation and prioritization objectives are met. 3. Assists in refining and re‐sequencing during the implementation and execution phases of assigned projects, as needed. 4. Works closely with business analysts, technical professionals, end users and project stake holders during the requirements, solutions design and implementation phases to develop detailed project plans for implementation. 5. Works on risk assessment, communication planning, development of performance metrics, and project entry criteria. 6. Creates detailed project plans including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation to ensure successful project completion. 7. Manages client expectations and provides issue/risk identification and escalation pathways. 8. May supervise the implementation team of cross‐functional project and technical resources. 9. Designs, develops, and executes communication systems to ensure effective exchange of information between project stakeholders, senior management, and staff. 10. Resolves complex project issues that involve representatives from multiple organizations. 11. Complies with standard policies and procedures. 12. May supervise and train junior project managers. 13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline; five or more years of experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment, having great attention to detail and ability to adapt quickly.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to analyze issues, respond and solve problems following through to ensure successful completion of projects.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Proven ability to work within a team, requiring a high level of cooperation within the work group.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with staff, faculty and other professionals.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience working with/on government sponsored grants or contracts. Ability to ensure compliance with university, federal and sponsor guidelines and regulations.

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