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The successful candidate will manage automotive and transportation research projects; working closely with several key domain experts in coordinating activities within the Center for Technology Development (CTD). Candidate will independently plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate detailed tasks as part of ground breaking transportation safety and human factors engineering projects as well as administrative tasks in support of VTTI management. Successful candidate contributes to research conceptualization, proposal development, resource acquisition, asset allocation, timeline, and budget tracking. Candidate will manage and optimize workload by tracking the allocation of time and materials for each project. The ability to simultaneously manage many separate projects and tasks, as well as shift tasks as necessary to address unexpected issues while minimizing disruption to other tasks, is required. This position will hold the special research faculty rank of Project Associate.
Duties and responsibilities: -Supervises a team of project managers -Manage project budget to ensure work can be completed on-time and within budget. -Work with faculty and staff to standardize project documentation procedures. -Interacts with research faculty on a project-by-project basis -Responsible for day-to-day project management of multiple projects and administrative tasks —Organize, attend, and participate in meetings. Participate in work groups as appropriate -Contributes to proposal development -Contributes to budgets and report development -Responsible for day to day fiscal activities (labor distribution and purchase allocation) - Evaluate needs and scheduled fleet vehicle usage.
-Complete other administrative assignments as directed
Directions given and received: Direction, feedback, and communication occur via multiple formats and environments. The successful candidate will supervise/mentor/provide training and coordinate the work of research assistants, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments. Seeks out technical guidance from counterparts on unusual or unfamiliar problems. Work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgment.
-Master's Degree in Business Management or related field. An exception for a lesser degree with significant related experience may be considered in lieu of advanced degree. -Demonstrated significant project management experience in conducting complex projects in an academic or research environment -Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with good communication skills -Strong work habits and the ability to work independently and with a team -Strong organizational skills -Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple tasks and administrative duties -Demonstrated evidence of effective documentation habits. -Ability to plan and implement research activities efficiently and effectively.
-Project Management Professional certification desired.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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