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Project Manager Senior

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  31681

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

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.


About Indiana Department of Transportation

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


This position serves as a senior-level project manager focused on leadership and management of programs and projects to meet agency goals. The senior project manager is responsible for managing scope, budget and schedule for large to mega projects including highly complex or new project delivery methods. The project manager serves as part of a cross-functional team focused on delivering projects on-time and on-budget from letting to completion.


The Project Manager serves as a senior-level project manager focused on leadership and management of scope, budget and schedule for large to mega projects including highly complex or new project delivery methods.  

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Evaluates performance of contracted consultant.
  • Represents the agency in external meetings and presentations.
  • Establishes project objectives.
  • Establishes project management processes and procedures.
  • Identifies potential risk and associated risk management plan.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact and is responsible for overall work progress and technical performance of project.
  • Leads a strong project management culture by growing project delivery resources though coaching at all levels of the agency and participating in the development and delivery of project management learning events.
  • Responsible for assembling project team and assigning individual responsibilities.
  • Understands project objectives and role of each team members.
  • Reviews contract plans specifications and estimates for scope, compliance and constructability.
  • Attends key construction project meetings and work with team to ensure project scope compliance.
  • Prepares reports and analysis to manage risk and recommend necessary adjustments.
  • Presents project status and manage the project change process.
  • May delegate low-level project tasks to assigned project manager.
  • Presides as project start-up meeting to communicate plan to team.
  • Manages the 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.
  • Completes the scope of work while ensuring INDOT’s quality, financial, risk management and policy expectations are met.
  • Responsible for overall work progress and technical performance on project.
  • Reviews and understands 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 description 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.

Preferred Experience:
  • Additional four (4) years of experience as a project manager, preferably in a transportation or construction environment.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, or similar professional designation.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in coaching, mentoring, developing and leading people and project teams.
  • Advanced experience with project scope and schedule is defined and managed consistent with the project development process.
  • Ability to establish and manages project budget with understanding of all financial implications/issues.
  • General knowledge of change management with the ability to minimizes and consistently manage changes to the scope of a project.
  • Ability to project risks and applies resources to minimize, monitor and/or control without delays.
  • Practical knowledge of project standards with rural, suburban and urban areas.
  • Familiarity with requirements of the Uniform Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Policy Act.
  • Ability to manage minor conflicts with or without reimbursements, municipal utilities.
  • Full range of experience managing environmental documents.
  • Working knowledge of lower level permit requirements.
  • Ability to engage project specific public stakeholders.
  • Ensues compliance with contract terms and conditions.
  • Experience managing projects of relative high complexity and dollar value, generally > $25.0 million.
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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