How to Hire a Senior Project Manager

Does your growing business need a senior project manager? A senior project managers may work alongside Project Coordinators or Assistant Project Managers to ensure that your projects meet the agreed upon scope, time, and cost.

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

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $60.47 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $19.00$108.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Senior Project Manager?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Senior Project Manager hire can help your business:

• Initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all of your projects in a streamlined and efficient manner
• Calculate the required cost, schedule, and performance metrics
• Manage stakeholder expectations, risk, quality, procurement, scope, etc.

Skills to look for in a great Senior Project Manager

A great Senior Project Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• PMP or CAPM certification
• At least five or more years of project management experience
• Direct experience relevant to your industry, e.g, construction, software development, IT projects
• Excellent interpersonal communications
• Best practices in stakeholder management
• A resourceful problem solver

Writing a Senior Project Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Senior Project Manager candidates. A Senior Project Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

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

• Project Manager
• Senior Project Manager
• Project Coordinator

Interviewing Senior Project Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Senior Project Manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas
• How they manage scope creep
• How they plan and conduct team meetings

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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