Posted on Apr 11, 2019 by Central Arizona Project
The purpose of this position is to assist the CAP in executing multi-disciplinary projects from the conceptual stage to implementation and completion. It is expected that the Project Manager-In-Training operates with mentorship, training, and support from the Project Management Division Supervisor and Senior Project Managers. The Project Manager-In-Training (PMIT) facilitates a defined project team through a collaborative project definition, assessment, review, and approval process, with oversight from an internal governing body. The PMIT works collaboratively with their team and other involved CAP departments / divisions to develop project budgets and schedules. The PMIT monitors, manages, and projects future project costs for budget purposes and analysis. The PMIT facilitates problem solving activities with his/her team and engages the appropriate CAP resources to reach solutions. The PMIT collaborates with contract administration and construction teams, and tracks costs, schedule, and reports status. The PMIT ensures that all project documentation, including drawings, are accurate, complete and retrievable, and facilitates project turnover and post project critiques.
CAP EMPLOYEE SUCCESS FACTORS: All employees are personally responsible for workplace safety, reliable attendance, and engaging in collaborative team efforts. Employees are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect, integrity and inclusiveness. Position Responsibilities ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential Functions are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and tasks. They are basic job duties that an employee holding the position must be able to perform with or without reasonable accommodation.)
Provides productive work, or assistance to other senior staff, for the purposes of planning and constructing new features of the CAP and modifying, operating, and maintaining existing features of the CAP, through application of general Project Management knowledge. This includes the preparation of, or oversight of, plans and specifications, cost estimates, schedules, contract terms, inspection of work, approval of contract payments, materials and cost estimates, and maintenance turn-over processes.Supports and receives mentoring from higher grade level Project Managers in the execution of all assigned work.Actively seeks out opportunities for expansion of Project Management knowledge and experience and exposure to, and participation with, other CAP departments and divisions.While working with other Project Managers, participates in the preparation and coordination of schedules, resource utilization plans, project reports, and ensures functional requirements are delivered and comply with established standards and criteria. Assists in resolving construction or operating schedule problems. Communicates the outcomes in a complete and professional manner to all appropriate levels.Facilitates a team responsible for creating and maintaining records (drawings, specifications, design assumptions, internal and external contact history, calculations, etc.) that reflect the condition and history of CAP property. Uses CAP provided software, processes, and policies in order to complete assigned tasks and projects. Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities 1A. REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills & Experience: Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in Engineering or a related field. Must effectively manage multiple projects at various phases of the project life cycle. Must possess and be able to demonstrate good communication and professional interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, coordinate resources and work through competing priorities. Possess a working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Project, and standard MS Office applications. Ability to work well under pressure of time constraints and commitments. Required Certifications or Licenses: Certification by the Project Management Institute as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or possess within one year of hire. Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a good driving record. This is a safety-sensitive position and requires physical testing.
1B. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills, and Experience: Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam or possess within one year of hire. Relevant experience in or exposure to Project Management.
2. CRITICAL THINKING AND DECISION MAKING
Independence: As a Project Manager-In-Training, plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard Project Management techniques, procedures and criteria in consultation with senior staff. Works to follow CAP project review, approval, budgeting, and project execution processes to successfully complete small to large projects on time and within budget. Takes advantage of senior staff when applying advanced Project Management methods or very complex projects.
Impact: Decisions made in consultation with senior staff and work products produced influence the budget and schedule performance for many internal departments/divisions, as well as customer satisfaction and utilization of internal resources to accomplish other work. Some projects will require a CAP system outage, so successful completion of work scheduled during an outage is imperative. These in turn, impact the ability of CAP to provide reliable water delivery with minimal downtime.
3. INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTACTS
Type: The Project Manager-In-Training is expected to communicate with a wide variety of both internal and external people. Internal contacts include reliability field personnel, maintenance planners, maintenance engineers, design engineers, other project managers, technicians, supervisors, department managers, and directors to discuss problems, seek counsel, recommend solutions, and seek approval. External contacts include design and construction contractors, equipment vendors, industry peers, and other agency representatives.
Purpose: The primary purpose of most internal communication is to discuss Project progress and risks and the recommended solutions, seek consultation with senior project managers and supervisor, and to collaborate within a team context. Contact at higher management levels is to present solutions and seek approval. Outside contact is to ensure CAP specifications are understood and followed, to seek understanding of vendor products, to develop a network of colleagues on which to rely when necessary, and to attend and participate in coordination meeting with other agencies.
4. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
Provides work direction to project teams, technicians and aides, after consultation with senior staff. Supplemental Information WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that persons in this position will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical Demands: The essential job requirements involve sitting for long periods of time including occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling (in any combination thereof) of objects up to 25 pounds and the use of repetitive hand and wrist movements to enter alpha and numeric data into a computer, including the ability to grasp and manipulate work objects.
Essential job requirements involve one or more of a combination of physical movements such as standing, walking, kneeling, reaching, climbing, bending, crawling, stooping, twisting, squatting, pushing and pulling; lifts, carries, pushes and pulls objects not to exceed 25 pounds and grasping and manipulation of work objects.
The person in this position may work in confined spaces from time to time.
Essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected vision. Example: must be able to see, read and interpret handwritten and printed documents, correspondence, manuals, office papers, computer screen, etc., including seeing various colors. Must be able to see to operate work equipment.
Also essential to this position is corrected or non-corrected hearing which is necessary for the ability to hear and comprehend voice communications as well as the ability to speak to communicate to individuals on the job. Must be able to hear to operate work equipment.
Work Environment: The majority of work time is spent working inside in either a single-level or upper-level structured office building, which is heated, air-conditioned and smoke-free. Persons in this position may conduct business out of the office, which may require driving a CAP vehicle on improved and unimproved roadways. Outside working conditions are dependent on the weather, which involves extreme heat in the summer (temperatures over 100 degrees) and cold in the winter (temperatures below freezing). Some work visitations may be required at the pumping plants and along the CAP canal. The pumping plants and office structures are heated and cooled. Noise levels are generally minimal, however, they can be excessive for brief periods of time. The person in this position moves about using various conveyances such as an elevator, stairway, and/or walk ramp. Persons in this position may have exposure to flora..... click apply for full job details
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