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Project Manager-VTTI

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Project Manager-VTTI
Faculty Rank: Project Associate
Posting Number: SR0170394
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Position Summary:

The successful candidate will manage automotive and transportation research projects; working closely with several key domain experts in coordinating activities within the Center for Technology Development (CTD). Candidate will independently plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed tasks as part of ground breaking transportation safety and human factors engineering projects as well as administrative tasks in support of VTTI management. Successful candidate contributes to research conceptualization, proposal development, resource acquisition, asset allocation, timeline, and budget tracking. Candidate will manage and optimize workload by tracking the allocation of time and materials for each project. The ability to simultaneously manage many separate projects and tasks, as well as shift tasks as necessary to address unexpected issues while minimizing disruption to other tasks, is required. This position will hold the special research faculty rank of Project Associate.

Duties and responsibilities:
-Supervises a team of project managers
-Manage project budget to ensure work can be completed on-time and within budget.
-Work with faculty and staff to standardize project documentation procedures.
-Interacts with research faculty on a project-by-project basis
-Responsible for day-to-day project management of multiple projects and administrative tasks
—Organize, attend, and participate in meetings. Participate in work groups as appropriate
-Contributes to proposal development
-Contributes to budgets and report development
-Responsible for day to day fiscal activities (labor distribution and purchase allocation)
- Evaluate needs and scheduled fleet vehicle usage.

-Complete other administrative assignments as directed

Directions given and received:
Direction, feedback, and communication occur via multiple formats and environments. The successful candidate will supervise/mentor/provide training and coordinate the work of research assistants, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments. Seeks out technical guidance from counterparts on unusual or unfamiliar problems. Work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.

Required Qualifications:

-Master’s Degree in Business Management or related field. An exception for a lesser degree with significant related experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree.
-Demonstrated significant project management experience in conducting complex projects in an academic or research environment
-Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with good communication skills
-Strong work habits and the ability to work independently and with a team
-Strong organizational skills
-Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and administrative duties
-Demonstrated evidence of effective documentation habits.
-Ability to plan and implement research activities efficiently and effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Project Management Professional certification desired.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, list f references and resume/curriculum vitae to Apply to posting #
SR0170394. Applicant screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: One year from hire
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Virginia Tech Transportation Instit
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Job Posting Date: 12/07/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/10/2018
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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