Associate Project / Operations Manager

McLean, VA, USA

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of over 24,000 people with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty, and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

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You are strategic, resilient, engaging with people and a natural self-starter. You have a passion for solving complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Associate Project / Operations Manager. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

EPAM, recently named the #3 small company in the US by Forbes, is currently seeking an Associate Project Manager to join our McLean area team of professionals. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for assisting with successful delivery of multiple projects and possibly multiple clients by managing smaller-scale project tasks independently and/or supporting a designated lead Project Manager. Other key duties include allocating project resources, maintaining project plans, assisting with the tracking of project financials, and helping manage client expectations as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Project Management:
    • Own management of small to mid-scale projects;
    • Manage project scope, time, budget, change, resources, communication and risk on projects;
    • Work with discipline leads to communicate resource needs, project milestones, deliverables and risks on a regular basis;
    • Collaborate with and lead teams of experience designers, content strategists, data scientists, and software engineers to deliver high quality projects, on time and on budget;
    • Maintain or assist in the maintenance of project schedules;
    • Support the monitoring of financial responsibilities across projects, including reviewing hours and tracking costs;
    • Schedule projects to meet resource availability and coordinate resources to meet project requirements;
    • Consistently manage client expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback;
    • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Operations/Resource Management:
    • Manage availability for 100+ resources maintaining a high-level view of resource allocations;
    • Work with team leads to develop strategic plans for assigning resources across projects;
    • Responsible for day-to-day resource projections, forecasting, and staffing of team’s short-term, long-term and quick response efforts;
    • Develop positive working relationships with discipline leads and managers; as well as liaison with EPAM’s talent acquisition specialists;
    • Must be able to work across all levels of management;
    • Strong negotiation, consensus building, and problem solving skills are necessary;
    • Must be detailed oriented. The ability to organize, evaluate and assess data, then make appropriate timely recommendations;
    • Must be a team player and able to identify and respond to changes in plans on a frequent basis.

Qualification

  • 2+ years of professional work experience; preferably in web, digital or marketing industries;
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple tasks and small-scaled projects within deadlines and constraints;
  • Working knowledge of Proficiency in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members and clients;
  • Excellent organizational skills and acute attention to detail, including personal time management and organizational skills as well as the ability to extend such practices across a team;
  • Enthusiasm for creative problem solving.