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The EHS Project Manager role supports various EH&S projects / programs at both NYPA and Canals including the management of ongoing COVID-19 testing across the facilities and throughout New York State. Responsibilities include identifying critical tasks as well as reporting and providing information for effective management decision-making. Experience with EH&S projects is preferred.
Act as the bridge between the EHS department and business units. Define and manage the COVID testing workstream and documents of projects (schedule, tasks, cost, changes/risks/issues) via PMO processes, procedures and tools for assigned projects. As needed, manage all project workstreams.
Monitor the project schedule, budget and deliverables. Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
Recognize problems or situations that are or may impact the project delivery. Facilitate the evaluation of alternatives and find solutions using a systematic, multi-step approach.
Work cross-functionally to resolve issues, mitigate risks and implement changes.
Analyze decisions and actions for their support of the project’s strategic direction. Work with senior management to escalate and resolve more complex issues and risks.
Promote and maintain communication between project team members and stakeholders and manage expectations. Prepare correspondence, presentations and/or reports as required. Follow-up on correspondence and outstanding requests for resolution.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Superior interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills, to ensure open communication across project teams, with internal and/or external audiences.
Ability to diffuse emotionally charged situations and use them to constructively build greater shared commitment to end goals.
Outstanding record of project management success, both in results achieved and in use of professional methodology.
Be agile and able to adapt approaches depending on change in variables
Effective communication skills across levels
Ability to manage & influence resources (internal & external)
Ability to track budgets, contracts, dependencies, and risks
Advanced proficiency with standard PM tools – Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, etc.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline. An advanced degree is preferred.
Project Management Certification is preferred.
Minimum 5 years successfully leading various projects.
Prior experience working w/development of IT systems, preferred.