Senior Project Manager, Preservation Green Lab
Posted October 9, 2013
|Offered By||National Trust for Historic Preservation |
Seattle , Washington
The Preservation Green Lab is a department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Green Lab is based in Seattle with staff in various field offices of the Trust. Through innovative research and partnerships, the Green Lab strengthens the fabric of communities and capitalizes on the inherent social, environmental, and economic value of older and historic buildings. The Senior Project Manager is responsible for implementing the energy-related work of the organization, including a 3-year, $2 milllion DOE-funded research and development project to dramatically lower the cost of delivering energy efficiency to smaller Main Street businesses. The Senior Project Manager may also support the national testing and deployment of an alternative energy code that measures the energy performance of buildings post-occupancy and enables design creativity that can make it easier for older buildings to achieve better energy outcomes. Learn more at www.preservationnation.org/greenlab.
This position has flexibility to be staffed in any of the following locations: Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Houston, Boston, or Washington, D.C.
- Manages PGL projects — Manages, tracks, and controls projects with stated goals and objectives to ensure successful outcomes can be accomplished on time, within budget, and in conformance with the organization’s high quality standards. Under direction from the Senior Director, the Senior Project Manager manages project teams and works collaboratively with Preservation Green Lab staff, Trust staff, subcontractors, and external partners. The Senior Project Manager communicates project goals, status, and results to internal and external audiences as well as to project funders. With supervision and support from the Senior Director, the Senior Project Manager coordinates the activities of Preservation Green Lab staff and other project managers on key energy-related projects.
- Communicates the work of the Preservation Green Lab —The Senior Project Manager engages project partners and other allied organizations to communicate the work of the Preservation Green Lab, identify key issues, and gather best practices from the field.
- Supports Fundraising for PGL projects – Works collaboratively with the Associate Director of Projects to assist in meeting the team's fundraising goals. The Senior Project Manager supports the development of grant applications by providing project specific documentation.
- Other – Continually enhances professional skills related to use of rapidly changing management, technology, and communications best practices. Responsible for achieving high quality results with limited supervision by the Senior Director. Special projects as assigned.
- At least 8 years of professional-level experience, including demonstrated knowledge of the energy or building construction field.
- At least 7 years’ experience managing complex, cross-functional projects, preferably within a construction, utility, or energy-related setting, including project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and multi-site operations.
- Demonstrated experience in software requirements gathering, definition, selection, contract management and software development/implementation oversight.
- Demonstrated understanding of project accounting and budgeting principles.
- Basic working knowledge of business processes and operations.
- Ability to synthesize project results into clear and compelling documents
- Proven track record of leading teams to generate high quality results.
- Advanced analytical skills, problem solving (issue identification and prioritization) skills, communication and presentation skills are essential for this role.
- Advanced project-management, team-management and client-management skills. Ability to achieve results with general supervision.
- Experience supervising professional staff and subcontractors, as well as successfully managing key internal and external stakeholders and relationships.
- Proven ability to collaborate across organizational divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders.
- Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion.
- Proven ability to work independently given knowledge of broad program goals and objectives.
- Effective presentation skills. Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and skill set essential.
- Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment.
- Ability and willingness to travel 25% to 50% in any month, depending on project needs.
- Demonstrated success in communicating with and engaging culturally diverse audiences and partners.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and project management software required. Familiarity with other software, including financial software and databases preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent years of experience) required in business, design, engineering, construction, computer science, or the technical aspects of historic preservation. PMP certification preferred.
How to Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 147712-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.