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Project Manager III

Location: Honolulu

Company: Young Brothers, Limited

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Pacific Northwest

Job Category: Other

Publish Date: November 11, 2021

Company Description: Looking for career opportunities with a dynamic, fast-paced company that can result in long-term employment while serving the various communities in Hawaii? If you are, then consider a position with Young Brothers, Ltd. (YB) – on the forefront of the marine freight transportation business. We offer competitive salaries, benefits and future growth opportunities for both shoreside and seagoing careers. At YB, our employees are our most important resource and one of the pillars that help to support a strong foundation on which our company is built. We achieve this through seeking people who are team players, professional, motivated and committed to winning and meeting the needs of our customers and our communities.

Description:

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Young Brothers, Limited

JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

Develops project plans and deliverables, directs all project phases and acts as primary project contact on medium to large projects of moderate to significant complexity. Ensures that goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters through project team members and organizational sponsors/stakeholders. Projects may be of varying length, with generally a high level of complexity and risk, and will encompass the following major components: planning, staffing, implementation, control, and evaluation.

Works closely with the Leadership Team and Portfolio Steering Committee to manage YB’s overall enterprise project portfolio. Facilitates meetings and prepares status reports for key stakeholders. Provides mentoring and guidance on smaller projects requiring less project management rigor. Responsible for project management artifacts and maintaining project-related templates. Provides process improvement input on the overall project management process.

The successful candidate will work directly with key stakeholders – which includes, but is not limited to, Leadership Team, department heads, vendors, government agencies, and clients – to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget. Client relations, change management, and strong communication skills are essential.

Must be reliable, able and willing to solve problems as they arise, able to coordinate many different tasks, and willing to explore how to make processes more efficient.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Partners with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
  • Defines and creates project plans considering time frame, funding limitations, staffing requirements, regulations, resource availability, and contractual requirements.
  • Acts as primary liaison between business sponsor, project staff, contractors/vendors, and internal company personnel.
  • Working with business sponsors, develop appropriate business case documenting the justification for undertaking a new project, including identification and evaluation of benefits, costs, and risks of alternative options and provide rationale for the recommended solution. Manages development of project execution strategy including planning, vendor and subcontractor support requirements, contractual requirements, and health, safety, quality, and environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
  • Working with Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment department ensures compliance with overall health, safety, quality, and environmental standards for the project.
  • Establishes staffing for each phase of the project and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project team members and consultants/contractors.
  • Confers with project staff to outline work plan and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority; provides ongoing technical advice and problem resolution support.
  • Coaches, mentors, motivates and directs project team members and contractors, and influences them to take positive action and accountability for their work to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Working with Supply Chain, sources and negotiates key subcontracts and vendors.
  • Follows established processes for monitoring and integrating all project elements and communications concerning change management processes and decisions.
  • Advises Leadership Team and Portfolio Steering Committee on project expenditure decisions.
  • Reviews status reports prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.
  • Coordinates the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project teams and other parts of the organization.
  • Proactively identifies dependencies between teams and ensures communications to align on project delivery criteria.
  • Uses financial reporting, trend and variance analyses and other performance measures to develop/modify project plans to mitigate risk.
  • Negotiates project or contract changes and incorporates changes into project control systems to maintain work statements, cost and schedule baselines.
  • Ensures all projects adhere to project methodology compliance standards set by the company.
  • Tracks project deliverables using appropriate tools and prepares project reports for Leadership Team, Portfolio Steering Committee, business sponsors, or others to ensure appropriate project cadence.
  • Evaluates project upon close-out and documents lessons learned.
  • Travels as required.
  • Attend training as required to maintain proficiency.

Leadership

  • Be a leader for “SpeakUp”, including encouraging peers and staff to exhibit a safe and ethical culture.
  • Understands and complies with Company policies and procedures, including EEO, Non-Discrimination, Harassment, and Saltchuk Code of Ethical Business Conduct.
  • Effectively communicates regional/department goals and objectives.
  • Provides direction and leadership to achieve company Core Values, Mission and Safety Vision.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Understanding of project management methodologies, tools, and techniques.
  • SmartSheet or other project management software proficiency.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Visio)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Proven project management track record driving projects to 100% completion, on schedule and to stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Experience writing and managing RFP’s, scoring vendors, and facilitating selection.
  • Ability to communicate technical/complex information to non-technical people both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership qualities including diplomacy and ability to interface with cross-functional teams such as Finance, Legal, IS, and Supply Chain.
  • Comfortable creating and making presentations to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperation, understanding, trust, and credibility.
  • Ability to meet budget requirements and track/contain expenses.
  • Excellent time management and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and accomplish work through others.
  • Able to handle confidential matters judiciously.
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Follows policies and procedures and upholds company ethics policies and values.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

This position generally requires a Bachelor’s degree (B. S.) in marine transportation, mechanical engineering, science & technology, or a related field; 7+ years related experience and advanced knowledge of the project area; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project management professional (PMP) certification required.

Young Brothers, Limited is an Equal Opportunity – Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Young Brothers, Limited is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

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