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Project Manager Job Description

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Project Manager Job Description

We are hiring for a Project Manager who will be responsible for handling our company’s ongoing projects. We expect you to work closely with your team members to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines, and schedules are on track. Key responsibilities will include submitting project deliverables, preparing status reports, and establishing effective project communication plans as well as the proper execution of said plans.

To succeed you will need to have proven experience in project management and the ability to lead project teams of various sizes.

Project Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Several years proven experience in project management.
  • Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them thru to completion.
  • Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.
  • Experience as a construction project manager, IT project manager or ERP project manager.
  • Able to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of ERP implementation.
  • Experience overseeing a construction project.
  • Budget management experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or master degree in a related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
  • PRINCE

Project Manager Skills and Requirements

  • Coordinating with cross discipline team members to make sure that all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules.
  • Submitting project deliverables and ensuring that they adhere to quality standards.
  • Meeting with project team members to identify and resolve issues.
  • Preparing status reports by gathering, analysing and summarising relevant information.
  • Establishing effective project communication plans and ensuring their execution.
  • Facilitating change requests to ensure that all parties are informed of the impacts on schedule and budget.
  • Coordinating the development of user manuals, training materials and other documents as needed to enable successful implementation and turnover of the process or system to the clients.
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities with clients.
  • Obtaining customer acceptance of project deliverables.
  • Managing customer satisfaction within project transition period.
  • Conducting post project evaluation and identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Several years proven experience in project management.
  • Ability to lead project teams of various sizes and see them thru to completion.
  • Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.
  • Experience as a construction project manager, IT project manager or ERP project manager.
  • Able to complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Understanding of ERP implementation.
  • Experience overseeing a construction project.
  • Budget management experience.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or master degree in a related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.
  • PRINCE

Personalising Your Project Manager Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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