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Project Manager, III

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Date: Jan 3, 2019

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76155

Company: FlightSafety International

Requisition 13591

 

The Project Manager is responsible for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, implementing, completing and evaluating Operations short-term (specific business initiatives) projects, by performing the following duties:

 

Lead resource for dealing with challenging technical issues; makes critical contribution to managing and solving highly complex and or large technical challenges.  Takes a comprehensive approach to identifying problems, understanding implications, and creating solutions that support overall project progress and success. Expert professional capabilities and project leadership to manage, drive and enable the project team to complete the project.


NOTE:  This position requires limited travel (approximately 10% of working time) to various locations in order to fulfill the requirements of the job. 

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Two major areas of responsibilities:

  • Analyzing current initiatives, new projects, required improvement areas – standardized project management solutions, integration with current systems and migration to optimized (NextGen) process flows, tools and techniques; and/or
  • Sustainment of PMIS/CAP/BAP/PlayBook along with new initiatives – build, design and maintenance of SharePoint, Communications and offering project management solutions for new projects and current initiatives.

     

    Plan the project

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management
  • Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to execute and complete the project
  • Identify high-impact, probability risks and plan for them
  • Develop a schedule for project execution and completion
  • Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required

     

    Execute the project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Develop forms and records to document project activities
  • Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality based on approved project scope and SME review(s)
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
  • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

     

    Control the project:

  • Ensure projects accurately reflect current status in the project management tracking tool for reporting purposes
  • Communicate with sponsors and stakeholders as outlined in the project communication plan
  • Ensure all change requests adhere to a formal process to include submission for review and/or final dispensation
  • Monitor approved budgeted project expenditures
  • Manage project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures where applicable
  • Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
  • Assures internal and external compliance during project execution.
  • Coordinate with other business unit Teammates on matters impacting the project plan
  • Provide mentorship to project staff with respect to performing their duties as they relate to the project plans. Provide supplemental training, as needed.
  • Participate in working groups and projects, as assigned. Complete assigned tasks on/before target dates; advise Team leaders of revised target dates when established target dates cannot be met

     

    Close the project

  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Review internal and external feedback
  • Conduct trend analyses to determine best practices and areas for improvement
  • Recommend changes to policy, process, internal training, or supporting business systems to support continuous improvement
  • Develop and refine new/existing processes related to project management. Fully conform to FlightSafety’s QMS
  • Conduct or coordinate root cause analysis of issues that negatively affect project management and Learning Centers’ ability to meet Customer needs and requirements

     

    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

     

    Bachelor degree (BA/BS) in business, engineering or computer science from a four-year college or university preferred, or five (5) years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent years’ experience must be in related field; PLUS 

     

    a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience with managing FlightSafety projects that require expert capabilities and project leadership.  Must have a “track record” of successful, highly complex high profile assignments, accomplished with independence and creativity; OR ten (10) years as a Project Manager with direct experience managing different projects.

 

Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM); or comparable certification or course of study, preferred.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Fluency in English, through both verbal and written communications; able to speak, understand, read and write

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to interact with various levels of management in a professional manner

Ability to adapt to changing schedules and high-pressure situations

Ability to work unsupervised, as needed

 

SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Word processing, Simple accounting, Data base management, Spreadsheets

Project Management software

Knowledge of the following software preferred: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project, and other project management applications.

Other software programs may be required, as needed.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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