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Project Manager

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Olympia
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About Public Consulting Group
Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.-all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit www.publicconsultinggroup.com .
PCG is currently seeking a Project Manager to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment as part of a team of subject matter experts, project managers, and operations staff within the Education Consulting (EC) service line. This position provides motivated individuals an opportunity to manage project-based educational initiatives, locally as well as nationally. The position is remote, with occasional in-person work required.
Organizational Context
PCG's Education Consulting service line works with states, districts, and school clients to provide a wide spectrum of services, such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews. Past project engagements, for example, have included the development of the EngageNY grades 6-12 English Language Arts Common-Core aligned curriculum for the New York State Education Department, design and delivery of a system of professional learning for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of curriculum aligned to the Florida B.E.S.T standards. We are currently partnering with Chicago Public Schools to support implementation of a full-year, standards-aligned and culturally responsive curriculum for PK-12 ELA and mathematics that our team developed.

  • For select engagements, leads all phases of project management in alignment with PMO practices, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the project lifecycle: planning, scope definition, design, execution, and delivery

  • Tracks progress against milestones, budgetary guidelines, or other performance indicators, and prepares reports to senior management

  • Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and budget

  • Manages changes to project scope, schedule, and costs

  • Measures and report project performance

  • Performs risk management

  • Develops comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients and other staff members

  • Use and continually develop leadership skills

  • Develops and maintains work plans with baselines and earned value reporting to monitor progress

  • Establishes and implements communication plan

  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation

  • Implements risk management process to minimize project risks and issues management to identify, track, and bring issues to resolution

  • Regularly monitors and reports on progress of the project to all stakeholders, including the presentation of detailed periodic reports defining project progress, risks, financials, and solutions

  • Interfaces regularly with the client team, project subcontractors, and the PCG project steering committee where applicable

  • Holds teams (within PCG and partner organizations) accountable to agreed-upon performance metrics

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

    Travel as needed (e.g., to facilitate onsite client engagement and participate in team meetings)

    • Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred

    • Experience: 2-4 years of experience in a project management capacity, with preference for the management of adaptive, iterative project management approaches and for the management of non-IT projects

    • Certification Required: Project Management Professional (PMP) or Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

    • Demonstrated application of project management practices, including people management, strategic planning, risk management, and change management

    • Experience in leading projects in the government or public sector a plus

    • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Project, TEAMS, Excel, and Word. Working knowledge of Asana is a plus.

    • Proficient with Office 365 and the Google Suite

    • Able to work with a diverse range of people

      Required Skills:

      • Commitment to exceptional client communications and service

      • Creative problem-solving ability and a consultancy mindset

      • Management skills, including the ability to effectively manage up

      • Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management

      • Ability to manage and mitigate risks, as well as identify solutions

      • Capacity to navigate a complex and highly visible project, both internally and publicly

      • Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget

      • Ability to operate in both a team situation and independently with minimal supervision

      • Strong written and oral communication

        Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.---
        As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $60,000 - $155,000.
        In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.
        EEO Statement
        Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.
        Job Locations US
        Posted Date 6 months ago (11/15/2022 8:24 PM)
        Job ID 2022-8819
        # of Openings 1
        Category Consulting
        Type Regular Full-Time
        Practice Area Education Services
        Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Keywords: Public Consulting Group, Olympia , Project Manager, Executive , Olympia, Washington

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