Doctorate’s or Master’s degree and 3 years of directly related experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of directly related experience, or Associate’s degree and 10 years of directly related experience.
Oversee, manage and coordinate all operational aspects of ongoing department projects
impacting multiple departments. Serves as liaison between project team and department.
Manage all aspects of project(s): planning, implementation, monitoring, completion, and follow-up. Manage competing timelines and prioritize critical tasks. Establishes and achieves project standards for work quality and quantity. Assess project issues and develop solutions to meet scientific, productivity, quality and client satisfaction goals and objectives. Assist in technical, financial, and organizational issues by researching, providing recommendations and maintaining document archives.
Maintain and track project budget(s). Reconcile the use of resources for the projects. Identify
and anticipate schedule slips or changes and analyzes the costs and resource impact.
Implement tools, techniques and processes to provide or create information to enable informed decision making within the teams. Actively participate in directing the evolution and defining the role of the project. Ensure the project goals and objects are well understood by the various functional areas. Liaison with department staff, sub or satellite team leaders and members to obtain their continued input and feedback on the benefits, needs, and issues associated with the project. Maintain the master project plan and schedule for assigned projects. Recommend and develop operational or process improvements for the performance and successful functioning of the project team. Provide department management with project management support on a, as needed basis, as well as, for special projects. May manage and direct the activities of project support staff. Conduct annual performance reviews, provide career counseling and general guidance. Identify or lead focus area projects within the overall function of project management or related projects. Generate periodic updates and prepare formal presentations for required forums. Generate individual and more complex reports utilizing various resources. Ensure project work complies with domestic (may also involve international) regulatory requirements and approved guidelines relevant to area of responsibility. Ensure project work complies with practices, policies and standard operating procedures. Participate in required meetings, activities, and related projects and relevant interdepartmental activities. Anticipate resource needs and communicate to all management sponsors.
Handle multiple responsibilities, priorities, tasks, and projects simultaneously. Working under time pressure, and effectively in a team matrix environment. Practical project management software and spreadsheet skills and be proficient with computer operation. Effective interactions in a team or matrixes environment. Good organizational skills, detail-oriented & accurate, analytical skills. Must be a team player, self-starter, persistent, tactful, and persuasive. Effective verbal and written communication skills (writing and presentations). Ability to assume increasing levels of responsibility.