Transit Systems 2021-03-31 2021-05-05

Senior Project Manager

Company: C-TRAN View more listings
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 130812

The Senior Project Manager is an integral member of the Project Management Office (PMO) responsible for delivering projects of varying size and complexity. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for directing, organizing, and controlling project activities, under the direction of the Director of Business Intelligence & Project Management.

The incumbent will manage widely diverse agency projects involving a high degree of complexity and will participate in ongoing improvement processes for policies and objectives that govern the work of the position. Contracts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times.

The incumbent will work collaboratively with other areas internal and external to the organization to accomplish the division’s objectives.

Work is performed independently with minimal supervision from the Director of Business Intelligence & Project Management and considerable judgment is expected to be exercised in the execution of duties.

Duties are performed in cooperation with other C-TRAN Business Unit Subject Matter Experts, Department, Project Liaisons and PMO Project Managers for overall C-TRAN projects. Strong teamwork is an essential component of success in this position. The individual is required to apply sound project management techniques and change management skills in carrying out their duties, including discretion on sensitive matters.

In addition, the Senior Project Manager oversees projects’ costs and makes sure they are well managed, monitors profit and cost sheets for each project, and ascertains that payment collections are performed efficiently and timely from a project management point of view.

The following summarizes the essential or key responsibilities/attributes of the position the candidate will be required to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Manage cross-departmental projects that have high strategic importance to the agency.

  • Develop and drive a culture of project management and accountability for projects.

  • Promote and integrate the use of continuous improvement techniques into projects as opportunities arise.

  • Utilize industry accepted tools and techniques for managing projects to completion.
Project Management Office:
  • Participate in development of department mission, vision, and objectives.

  • Policies and procedures, standards, and framework.

  • Develop and train on project management tools and practices.

  • Develop, implement, and upkeep of standard project templates.

  • Deliver training for department project liaisons.
Project Management:
  • Oversee agency projects/programs execution.

  • Define and manage project scopes.

  • Define and manage plans and timelines.

  • Manage project costs.

  • Manage project integrations.

  • Develop and manage project budgets.

  • Manage department and project communication processes to ensure that all processes are applied and followed.

  • Ensure continuous improvement of the communication stream and apply any new relevant standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • LEAN processes, or other process improvement methodologies.

  • PMI framework or similar tools.

  • Risk management, including project risk assessment strategy and policies for the overall organization.

  • Risk strategy awareness and training for the relevant employees, project managers, and department managers.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite, including MS Teams.

  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.

  • Elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including many departments within the agency.

  • Prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Ability to:
  • Effectively communicate the importance and use of project management tools/techniques via verbal, written, and presentation media.

  • Work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team-based environment.

  • Conduct research into project-related issues and products.

  • React to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently and ability to identify potential issues early.

  • Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, or related field required.

  • Requires at least five (5) years managing and implementing projects of progressively greater impact to safety, cost, quality, and customer care.

  • Any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Public sector management experience preferred.

  • PMP Certification preferred.

Responsibilities of this position may result in frequent, abrupt, and unexpected changes in work assignments, goals, deadlines, and length and irregularity of work hours to complete assignments before or after the normal workday.

Regular, dependable attendance is required.

A valid driver’s license from state of residence and a good driving record.

Must be able to comply with C-TRAN’s nonsmoking policy and function in a nonsmoking work environment.

Must promote and model safety within the department and agency wide through reporting and addressing safety issues, supporting safety campaigns, maintaining a safe work area, assist in safety training documentation, and certification record keeping.

If selected for the position, documentation that you are a United States citizen or an alien lawfully authorized to work in the United States will be required to establish your identity and work authorization in accordance with the employer’s obligation under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If selected for this position, employment will be conditional pending completion of a criminal background investigation.

All employees are required to retain public records, in accordance with C-TRAN’s Public Disclosure Policy No. 510. A public record is defined in RCW 42.56.010(3) as any writing that is prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local government agency, and which contains information that relates to the conduct of government, or the performance of any governmental or proprietary function. The term “writing” is broadly defined in the Public Records Act, to include not only traditional written records, but also photos, maps, videos, voicemails, webpage and social media content, emails, text messages and tweets (RCW 42.56.010(4)).


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

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