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Project Manager Senior

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  419031

Vincennes, IN, US, 47591


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 complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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


About the 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. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $75,010.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Vincennes.

About the Job:

As the Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for focusing on leadership and management of programs and projects to meet agency goals. In this position, you will be responsible for managing scope, budget, and schedule for large to mega projects including highly complex or new project delivery methods.  You will serve as part of a cross-functional team focused on delivering projects on-time and on-budget from letting to completion. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Serve as a primary point of contact and is responsible for overall work progress and technical performance of project.  
  • Lead 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.  
  • Establish project objectives and role of each team members and communicate plan to team. 
  • Prepare reports and analysis to manage risk and recommend necessary adjustments.  
  • Present project status and manage the project change process.  
  • Manage 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.  
  • Complete the scope of work while ensuring quality, financial, risk management and policy expectations are met.  
  • Responsible for overall work progress and technical performance on project.  
  • Establish project management processes and procedures.  
  • Identify potential risk and associated risk management plan.  
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

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: 

  • Eight (8) years of project management experience OR Associate’s Degree and six (6) years of project management experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of project management experience. 
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute or similar professional designation, desired. 
  • Ability to manage projects of relative high complexity and dollar value. 
  • 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.  
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.


For INDOT candidates, you must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Successful completion of Purdue’s Project Management Essentials Course after 12 months but before 24 months of employment. 

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 Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • 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 and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected]


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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