Senior Project Manager Job Description

A senior project manager is in charge of managing the planning, organizing, and guiding of projects, while a junior project manager is in charge of the smaller details of the project.

Senior project managers are responsible for overall project management and budgetary concerns.

As such, they are the ones who ensure the team is following the appropriate procedures.

They are also responsible for keeping track of the project’s progress and determining if there are any scheduling or cost issues.

Senior project managers lead project teams in coordinating schedules and milestones, while junior project managers are responsible for managing budgets, project plans, and schedules for subprojects.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a senior project manager who is experienced in leading and managing complex projects. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in delivering successful projects, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to work effectively with a range of stakeholders.

Senior Project Manager Duties:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to projects, including initial project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and problem solving
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance protocols
  • Grow the efficiency of existing organizational processes and procedures to enhance and sustain the organization’s internal capacity
  • Actively pursue strategic and operational objectives
  • Ensure operational activities remain on time and within a defined budget
  • Track staffing requirements, hiring new employees as needed
  • Oversee accounts payable and accounts receivable departments
  • Oversee geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, and architectural engineering
  • Oversee demolition, wrecking, and excavation
  • Oversee utility engineering
  • Oversee a 3-5 man team
  • Drive up to 700 miles in a day
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Senior Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, ensuring projects are completed on time, within budget, and according to client specifications
  • Manage a team of professionals to complete assigned tasks, including choosing team members with specialized skills, establishing meeting schedules, and communicating project status to clients
  • Manage project budgets by reconciling and preparing project budgets, including cash flow analysis and budget variance analyses, negotiating with vendors and subcontractors about costs, and coordinating payments
  • Work with accounting and finance teams to update project budgets

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 10+ years experience in project management
  • Knowledge of construction methods and technologies, and ability to interpret technical drawings and contracts
  • Knowledge of building code requirements and scheduling methods
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality

At Company Name, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.

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