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Project Manager Associate

Date Posted:  Jul 28, 2022
Requisition ID:  358321

Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46808


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


This position is located in the Fort Wayne District.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

As the Project Manager Associate, you will be responsible for the highly visible entry level project management position that provides challenging opportunities to lead engineering and development teams for road, bridge, and infrastructure improvements. In this position, you will be responsible for developing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget, while working within a multi-disciplined, diverse group of project management professionals. In this position you will be responsible for managing scope, budget and schedule for small projects or projects within a large project. The Project Manager Associate typically pays between $40,000-$50,000.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Manage project team through all phases of project planning, execution, and closeout consistent with established project delivery processes to meet the scope, schedule, budget, and other specified requirements.  
  • Complete the scope of work ensuring INDOT’s quality, financial, risk management and policy expectations are met.  
  • Review overall work progress and technical performance on the project. 
  • Communicate efforts during project delivery to ensure project success. 
  • Review and understand all functional (ROW, environmental, design, utility, etc..) requirements to ensure expectations are clear and establish predictable workloads. 
  • Facilitate cross- functional engagement with design and construction. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Four (4) years of project management experience OR Associate’s Degree and two (2) years of project management experience OR Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Successful completion of Purdue’s Project Management Essentials Course after 12 months but before 24 months of employment 
  • Ability to manage projects of low moderate complexity and dollar value, generally < $5.0 million 
  • Ability to engage and communicate information with internal and external stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.  
  • Ability to plan project scope and schedule consistent with the project development process.  
  • Ability to establish and manage project budget with the understanding of all financial implications/issues.  
  • Specialized knowledge of project standards with rural, suburban and urban areas.  
  • Working knowledge and experience with requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Policy Act.  
  • Advanced range of experience managing environmental documents.  
  • Working knowledge of medium level permit requirements.  

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne