As the Project Manager you are in charge of home assessments, home modifications, putting together bids and quotes, finding contractors in local areas, as well as projects within the organization pertaining to your department. As the project manager, your job is to plan, budget, oversee and document all aspects of the specific project you are working on. You will be responsible to put together weekly updates about each project and report back to the client’s caseworker. You may also work closely with upper management to make sure that the scope of work and direction of each project is on schedule, as well as other departments for support if needed. You will be working closely and communicating on a professional level with clients, county workers, and contractors during each project. You will be representing UCP with the expectation that all parties involved in each project are treated fairly, with respect and dignity You may work by yourself or with a team of employees depending on the project.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Leadership Skills: You are responsible to keep your contractors, clients, and employees motivated during each project. You may have to resolve conflicts and make hard decisions pertaining to these projects. Problem solving and outside of the box thinking may be required at time.
- Time Management: You will be working with employees, clients and contractors, often working on multiple projects at once. You will need to plan your calendar and schedule accordingly to ensure all project are on track and the contractors are making UCP clients a priority.
- Travel: This job includes much travel. You need to have a valid driver’s license as well as up to date auto insurance. You will be responsible for keeping track of and submitting your own mileage reports. The MileIQ app will be provided for you, but it is your responsibility to make sure all mileage is accurate, updated, and submitted on time in order to receive any mileage reimbursement. Abusing or falsifying mileage will lead to immediate termination.
- Math and Budgeting: Project managers are expected to keep and maintain a budget. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where your client’s funds are going. It is your responsibility to make sure UCP and our clients are getting fair prices as well as excellent quality and workmanship.
- Analytical Skills: You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical work day. You will be analyzing data and making decisions that affect the project as well as UCP clients on a regular basis.
- Communication/Documentation: You will be the point of contact for these projects. You will need to let the caseworker and contractors know that nothing will be changed during a project unless it is communicated to you with the appropriate documentation. You will also be responsible to update, inform and document any changes to the project. Keeping updated client accounts is mandatory.
Education and Licensing Requirements
- Project Management Professional Certification
- Minnesota Licensed Accessibility Specialist
- On the job work experience