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Emory University Construction Project Manager I in Decatur, Georgia



Coordinates, plans, supports, and executes enterprise-wide IT projects. Provides support for project plan development and monitoring budgets and scope. Manages the Project Management Life Cycle from beginning to end and communicates frequently with stakeholders and project teams to ensure stakeholder and project team buy-in.

Applies industry-accepted methodologies (i.e., Project Management Institute [PMI]) to ensure adherence to project management standards and requirements and to provide stakeholders with continual reports on project progress and performance. Supports project management subject matter experts in the Project Management Office (PMO) with developing solutions to issues and creating efficiencies. Meets with stakeholders to validate business cases and to gather facts for establishing and gaining agreement on project charters.

Creates project charters and analyzes business cases to validate and clarify issues, justify use of project resources and to anticipate risks. Consults with project sponsors to clarify project directives, scopes, deliverables, and timelines and to analyze risk. Conducts bid sessions and/or vendor RFP efforts to select and manage suppliers and supplier payments. Interacts with Enterprise-wide senior management to represent UTS's interests, understand customer requirements, validates assumptions and to ensure adherence to UTS project methodology.

Applies PM tools and methodologies to ensure project milestones are achieved and scope is maintained. Observes project team dynamics to ensure effective team member synergies and to resolve issues. Creates progressive project milestones for facilitating smaller-scale achievements and to motivate the project team. Utilizes PM tools to manage project timelines and accuracy, ensure project resource commitments are met, and to track activities and variances.

Performs assessments throughout projects to identify risks and potential impact and to develop response strategies for managing and mitigating risk factors. Interacts with project customers to verify completion dates, review milestone expectations and manage UTS resource schedules. Closes project contracts to validate supplier statements of work (SOWs) and verify deliverables. Conducts project management research and studies trends and developments under the direction of the PMO Director to support PMO team members and industry colleagues. Performs related responsibilities as required.

Preferred qualifications:

Building Industry Consulting Services International certifications.

Experience with design and installation of low voltage cabling systems.


A bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of Project Management experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Obtain Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification within one year. DATE REVIEWED/CREATED/MODIFIED: 11/8/10 JB

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Job Number 35087

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division LITS: Library and IT Services

Department LITS: Construction Proj Mgmt

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Information Technology

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