Senior Project Manager (Boston)

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Project Manager (Boston)

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Senior Project Manager, reporting to the Director of Planning & Projects, will advise, consult, and guide the project management process for multiple large scale, complex, cross-organizational projects. The person in this role will work closely with stakeholders in defining project charters, schedules, and budgets and will oversee the entire project lifecycle to deliver comprehensive solutions.

The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities. In addition to excelling in scope, time, and budget management, this position requires confidence, self-discipline, a sense of urgency, and the ability to be innovative, make decisions and take responsibility for them. As a Senior Project Manager, you will need to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions, identifying risks, and recommending solutions. This position requires strong analytical and technical abilities and demands fast, but carefully thought-out results to guide project teams to meet goals and delivery high quality work. The job demands a factual, direct style of communication and significant self-discipline with attention to detail. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results.

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 8-10 years of leading complex projects
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) required
  • Knowledge of Agile Scrum practices a plus
  • PRINCE II certification is a plus
  • Deep experience with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Proven working experience and results in project management; including technical projects
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Strong planning skills applied through MS Project
  • Demonstrable financial management skills and experience
  • Good working knowledge of project contracts and invoice schedule

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Additional Information:
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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