Contingent Project Manager

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Contingent Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia Contract Job ID: 2110132758
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Contingent Project Manager in Atlanta, GA.

Job Summary:
  • Requires a moderate degree of PM knowledge, experience, skill & expertise.
  • Additional skills needed: communication, problem solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.
  • Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Project Lead to ensure:
  • All project activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & UPS senior leadership
  • Support a combination of simple projects while facilitating/guiding team to adhere to the PM discipline
  • This position will drive setting the team’s cadence for planning, updates & status reviews with Sponsors. He/she supports the success of the project by applying PM principles, guidelines & standards.
  • Travel may be required as needed.
Job Duties:
  • Assists Project Lead to Ensure Project Output Meets Program Expectations (~ 15% of time)
  • Facilitates all Project Planning & Execution of PM Activities (~ 25% of time)
  • Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projects (~ 50% of time)
  • Identifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projects/Initiatives (~ 10% of time)

Other Duties:
  • Manages project scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projects from beginning to end
  • Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the project such as:
  • Project Charter
  • Project Plan
  • RACI
  • Risk/Issue identification & mitigation
  • Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed
  • Reviews deliverables & ensures quality
  • Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & project success
  • Facilitates initiation/planning of project scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, comms, etc.)
  • Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projects are in line with funding parameters with Project Lead
  • Proficient in PM discipline with emphasis on effective use of PM soft skills essential to his/her success
  • Solicits/gathers info. via interviews with process owners to understand the "as-is" &" to-be" processes
  • Identifies/communicates to the Project Lead skill gaps & recommends improvement opportunities
  • Provides Project Lead with thorough responses to problem resolution
  • Identifies business areas/stakeholders impacted by issues
  • Identifies root causes to ensure problems do not reoccur
  • Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements
  • Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a project & identify process improvement opportunities
  • Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities
Required Qualifications:
  • Experience applying Stakeholder/Communication Mgmt. principles including governing bodies/ Owners/Sponsors/key senior stakeholders/Project Lead/team/SME's
  • Able to plan weeks in advance to plan efforts & manage multiple projects
  • Able to work full time (~40 hours per week with potential to work overtime if necessary); must be flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays & possible overnight stays depending on the assignment, as needed.
  • Experience/expertise with Commercial PM Software (i.e. MS Project/Office, etc.) & the ability to learn UPS Projects Website & other tools
  • Experience with web-based remote meeting applications (i.e. Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc.)
  • Willing to travel by plane or driving personal vehicle or rental car. [Note: mileage, airfare, rental car will be reimbursed]
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics
  •  3 to 5 years of PM experience ideally
  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint
  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car up to 5 days a week
  • PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc.
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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