Initiate Projects - With a Principal, establish project teams. For assigned projects, complete project initiation documents which include detailed work scope/outline, budget, and schedule for completion.
Manage Project Implementation - With assigned project team, ensure that all steps and procedures are taken according to standard operating procedures and that all work is completed as planned and scheduled. This includes keeping the client informed of the on-going status of a project and providing adequate management, advice, and support to the members of the project team.
Coordinate/Communicate with Peers - Work with other project managers to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
Provide Technical Advice - Contribute to the development of recommendations for assigned projects and others, when requested.
Maintain Project Status - Keep the project status reporting system (database) current with the actions and changes that take place on assigned projects so the overall organization is able to respond to client requests.
Prepare High Quality Reports - Ensure that the review process and other quality control guidelines are followed and that final reports and presentations are completed per SOPs.
Communicate Opportunities - Communicate/present potential new business or resource information, competitive situations, or technology/regulatory factors to the company.
Control Costs - As part of the management of each project, ensure that costs are kept in line with the original budget for time, travel, and material expenses. Discuss variations with supervisor and issue project change notices to reflect agreed-upon changes.
Maximize Project Profitability - Through appropriate project budgeting/pricing, utilization of resources and cost controls, maximize the profit margin on individual projects.
Manage and Develop Project Staff - Understand the strengths and areas needing improvement for assigned project staff. Manage, support, and evaluate each individual towards achieving their maximum potential.
Be a Public Relations Ambassador - Be proactive in presenting and communicating the capabilities and strengths of the company to all publics.
Solicit New Clients/Projects - In interfacing with potential or existing clients, listen for and seek out new projects that may exist or are being formulated. Set up meetings and/or participate in the development of proposals as requested.
Maintain Contact with Clients - Meet regularly with key clients to discuss current projects, evaluate firm performance, and identify other business opportunities either with current clients or through referrals.
Project Manager Key Responsibilities:
Project Management Body of Knowledge: Integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, procurement management.