The Project Manager is responsible for providing professional management and delivery of technology related projects across various functional areas and/or organizations. Has overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule, internal staffing, outside vendors, and contractual deliverables. Typical duties include: preparing reports for project stakeholders, and executive leadership team regarding the status of the project. Expertise required in project management with a proven ability to manage milestones and deliverables and drive results in a matrix environment.
Manages the design, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to gathering and defining the project requirements; obtains staffing requirements; and forms project teams.
Creates and reviews analytical reports and correspondence on projects for conformance to internal policies and procedures.
Coordinates consultant submittal reviews, meetings, and other design activities with other departments, outside agencies, and utilities.
Ensures all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget.
Develops project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
Develops and maintains detailed project plans and schedules to track progress.
Manages the relationship with the client and all stakeholders; establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors.
Monitors project milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule; identifies ways to resolve schedule issues; keeps management current on any changes.
Analyses a variety of complex issues that have divisional or organizational-wide impacts; prepares and maintains related reports and comprehensive project documentation; makes recommendations based on findings.
Coordinates with communities and other agencies and attends technical committee meetings.
Participates in planning studies.
Prepares and monitors the budget and schedules for assigned projects.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or closely related field. A Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent project management certification is preferred. Will consider an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties.
Experience: At least 4 years' experience in managing and supporting cross-functional technology projects. Public transportation and/or transportation experience highly desirable.
License: Must have or be able to obtain a valid Florida Driver’s License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Transit operations; Project Management processes, strategies and methods; Trends involving technology in public transportation industry; Principles of time management and budget management; Research methods and techniques; Information technology concepts and practices; Database management systems and applications; Contracting procedures; Federal and State regulations affecting public transportation.
Skills: Using computer and related software applications; Manage one or more small-scale projects simultaneously; Explain complicated and technical information in simple, non-technical language both verbally and in writing; Prioritizing work processes and projects; Exercise initiative and creativity in the improvement, development and implementation of projects; Confer with user representatives and outside vendors on operations and project technical problems; Develop and maintain good interpersonal skills regarding teamwork, cooperation, motivation, and listening; Communicating in order to interact with coworkers, supervisor, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Abilities: Must possess excellent communication skills including ability to work with other divisions, teams and provide support as needed. Must exhibit resourcefulness and ability to work independently as well as in diverse multi-disciplinary teams on multiple tasks with frequent interruptions. Must maintain confidential information, and prepare clear, concise, and complete reports and correspondence. Must be able to exercise good judgment.
Inside environmental conditions: Constant 70% (5.5 or more hours)
Noise: Exposure to intermittent levels above the ambient noise level.
Hazards: The inside environmental working conditions with protection from weather conditions. There is dust exposure that could affect the occupational health of the employee.
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