How to Hire a Assistant Project Manager

Does your growing business need an Assistant Project Manager? An Assistant Project Manager works in tandem with a Senior Project Manager or Project Coordinator to help initiate, plan, execute, control, monitor, and enact closing procedures which are central to a project’s success. Whether you’re in the tech sector or the construction industry, an Assistant Project Manager works to ensure that client deliverables are completed on time, within the predefined scope of work, and at or below the agreed upon budget.

Here are some tips to help you find great Assistant Project Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Assistant Project Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*


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resumes from job seekers with project management experience on Indeed


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $20.67 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $12.00$68.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Assistant Project Manager?

The need for new staff has a direct impact on your client relationships as an Assistant Project Manager is frequently the go between in terms of your employees and the end client.

An experienced Assistant Project Manager will be able to:

• Create realistic work breakdown schedules, timelines, and milestones
• Monitor the team’s work to ensure that the project is still on schedule
• Generate a change control process and process change requests

Skills to look for in a great Assistant Project Manager

A highly qualified Assistant Project Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Ability to create work breakdown schedules, calculate cost variance, schedule variance, cost performance index, and other calculations as needed
• Either a CAPM or PMP certification
• Familiarity with a preferred project management system, e.g., Jira, Trello, Smartsheet, MS Project, etc.
• Proven leadership capabilities
• Be a team player
• Ability to multitask

Writing an Assistant Project Manager job description

An eye catching description is imperative if you want to attract the most qualified Assistant Project Manager candidates. A well written Assistant Project Manager job description includes a complete summary of the role, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and both the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Assistant Project Manager jobs, such as:

• Assistant Project Manager
• Project Manager Assistant
• Assistant to the Project Manager

Interviewing Assistant Project Manager candidates

Highly qualified candidates for Assistant Project Manager positions will be able to accurately answer questions regarding:

• The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) process groups
• Managing scope creep
• Budget management

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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