Bring your project management skills to the gorgeous, red rock canyons of Southern Utah to help save the lives of homeless pets. If you're an experienced Project Manager, this is a job that could change your life. No cubicles in sterile high rises here. This is Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, nestled in some of the most beautiful outdoors on earth. And all around you are the animals whose lives you'll be helping to save by providing meticulous project planning. As a member of our staff, you will enjoy a common purpose with your colleagues along with challenging and rewarding work that provides a sense of purpose.
The Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects is responsible for coordinating the planning, managing the design, and overseeing the construction of a wide variety of projects on and around the Sanctuary. Projects may include: land use planning, infrastructure engineering and construction, building planning, design and construction as well as other projects as assigned. Many projects will be building/ facility related; the ideal candidate has verified experience effectively managing capital building projects. Additionally, the Senior Project Manager will have responsibility for managing project staff; including setting goals, providing feedback and supportive training.
Highly motivated individual with proven success in project planning, design coordination and traditional project management project delivery including the fundamentals of budget and schedule management and quality control. The Senior Project Manager, Capital Projects will represent Canyon Operations as a liaison to various divisions, departments and will collaborate closely with numerous external consultants and subject matter experts.
PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT (est. at 30%)
Creates and manages the Master Project Schedule for the Canyon's active and future capital projects utilizing MS Project or similar software scheduling tool.
Manages the cross divisional Master Capital Budget Tracking Report for the Canyon's approved annual projects in collaboration with the Senior Manager, Canyon Operations and support staff.
Creates and manages the Master Project Status Report consolidating relevant project data in one accessible location for quick review and assessment.
Assists the Senior Manager, Canyon Operations in developing an annual capital project list for review and approval by the budget committee and senior leadership.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (est. at 70%)
Project Initiation (10%):
Assists in developing project charters, scope of work, and budget and schedule estimates to aid internal clients in "defining their project."
Collects and documents client requirements to ensure project as defined meets the needs of both the internal client and business group.
Project Planning (20%):
Develops project plans specifying goals, strategy, dependencies, staffing, scheduling, risk management/ contingency plans, communication plans and allocation of resources.
Builds the project specific work breakdown structure including scheduled deliverables and project milestones.
Assists in vendor selection (principally: architects, engineers and general contractors) and contract review/ negotiation.
Project Execution (50%):
Manages project resources towards achievement of project goals and timelines, holding contributors, both internal and external, accountable for deliverables.
Manages project risks and issues taking corrective action where required to maintain the budget, schedule and project quality.
Reviews and submits vendor pay requests for final approval/ payment and maintains an accurate expense log.
Measures project performance using appropriate systems, metrics, tools, and techniques.
Change Management (15%):
Reviews vendor change orders and recommends actions to the Senior Manager, Canyon Operations.
Develops a formal change management plan complete with a change order log.
Reports project changes to the client and internal team in a timely and effective manner.
Best Practices (5%):
Creates and maintains accurate project documentation including final expense logs, as-built drawings, and photo documentation.
Ensures optimal project performance by coordinating all necessary warranty work is completed in a timely manner.
Conducts client satisfaction survey and team introspective upon completion.
Keeps up-to-date on project and change management best practices and puts them into practice within the Canyon Division and larger organization.
7+ years of direct project management experience utilizing the PMBOK and/ or waterfall methodologies.
Demonstrated experience effectively managing multiple concurrent projects up to $6M.
Previous people leadership experience preferred.
Must be computer literate with demonstrated experience with MS Office, MS Project or similar project scheduling software.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Self-directed individual with the ability to take charge and outline a path forward on projects with, at times, minimal supervision.
Excellent communication skills at all levels is essential.
Work requires continual attention to detail. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated time management skills; must be comfortable with multiple competing tasks and demands.
Resourceful, proactive, and maintains a positive attitude. The successful candidate must have the initiative to resolve problems and seek answers constructively, enthusiastically, and collaboratively.
PMP certification or willingness to obtain within 1 year; required.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Willing to travel as required.
Extended periods of time working on a computer
Physical ability to oversee and coordinate work in progress under extreme conditions including heat and cold
Ability to navigate uneven terrain; bend, stoop, reach, hike, and lift.
Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society has been building effective lifesaving programs for more than 30 years. When Best Friends began, 17 million animals died every year in shelters. Today, thanks to caring people like you, the number of animals killed per year is two million. Still, nearly 4,100 dogs and cats are killed in America’s shelters every day, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. By increasing the number of adoptions and implementing spay/neuter programs to reduce the number of animals who enter shelters, we know we can end the killing. Work with us to help Save Them All®.
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