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Project Manager - Disaster Recovery (HGA-BR)
Company:Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC
Date Posted3/19/2021
City:Baton Rouge
Position Summary & Duties:

The Project Manager position is a direct-hire position working for HGA in our Baton Rouge office.

The Project Manager is responsible for the administrative and technical management over projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) programs. The position will be located in Baton Rouge, LA, but remote work is possible for the right candidate.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Project Manager must organize and prioritize work to ensure overall program timelines and performance measures are met. The Project Manager will lead day-to-day program management activities, provide direct supervision to staff, and maintain a complete understanding of all applicable program policies, requirements, and procedures within the guidelines established.

The Project Manager responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
• Exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.
• Participate in the planning and implementation of projects.
• Develop full-scale project plans.
• Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, budget, and deliverables.
• Define project tasks, workflows, and resource requirements.
• Apply broad plans of operation.
• Coordinate program policy updates with client and project staff.
• Establish and update standard operating procedures.
• Assemble and coordinate project staff for specific tasks.
• Manage project resource allocation for assigned tasks.
• Monitor and report on progress of assigned projects and tasks.
• Track and project deliverables using appropriate tools and provide reporting.
• Ensure project is operating within quality assurance guidelines.
• Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.
• Provide direction and support to project team.
• Coordinate with the internal team on current and upcoming tasks to ensure schedule and budget are maintained.
• Provide training and technical support to project staff.
• Support day-to-day program management activities and other tasks as directed.
• Provide consultation and expert advice to management.

Project Manager Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to persuade, encourage, and motivate subordinates and others project team members.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Capability to conduct research into project-related issues and products.
• Excellent typing skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to react promptly and efficiently to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Ability to elicit cooperation from a variety of sources including team members, subcontractors, and other departments.
• Ability to bring projects and tasks to successful completion through political sensitivity.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and presentation skills.
• Capability and willingness to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
• Exercise independent judgment and strong decision making skills.

Project Manager Required Qualifications:

• A four (4) year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; relevant advanced degrees and/or certifications are preferred. A combination of education and relevant experience may also be considered.

• At least four (4) years of professional level project/program management experience.

• Four (4) years of experience with CDBG-DR funded programs.

• Knowledge and skills in Federal grant provisions and requirements.

• Knowledge of federal procurement, labor compliance, environmental requirements.

• Knowledge of Section 3, Section 504, real estate acquisition.

• Knowledge of citizen participation, fair housing, and residential anti-displacement.

• Knowledge of EEO, financial management, and record keeping.

• Experience with process improvement and inventory control.

• Experience including budgeting, scheduling, tracking, monitoring, and reporting within projects or programs.

• Strong familiarity with advanced project management practices, methods, and techniques.

• Demonstrated experience in personnel management.

• Financial management experience including an understanding of basic revenue models, profit and loss, and cost-to-completion projections.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical skills, ability to work independently, and effective interpersonal skills.

• Advanced level Microsoft Office skills; ability to import, create formulas, pivot tables, export data and run reports in Microsoft Excel; ability to quickly learn new software applications.

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