Large subcontratcor looking for assistant project manager in the Raleigh, NC area!
1. Function as an adjunct to the project manager, completing tasks as assigned. Ensure that you know exactly how to contact the project manager at all times; timely communication is vital to project management.2. Educate yourself about where the project manager's duties end and yours begin to stem any miscommunication - both between the two of you as well as members of the project team. Moreover, understand what decision-making powers have been vested in you. On all counts, respect the boundaries and realize when you must defer to the project manager.3. Understand the scope of the project, identify the project participants, keep updated contact information and ensure that you have a reliable means of communicating at all times during the day with the project team. This is your "due diligence," and you should ask as many questions as necessary so that you can confidently execute your daily responsibilities.4. Evaluate the progress of the project to ensure that the timeline is followed steadily and consistently. Keep an open line of communication with the project participants so they can alert you to potential snags and problems they might see on the horizon.5. Embrace the role of researcher, anticipating that at some point in the project, you will have to investigate some element that is vital to its culmination. For example, if a vendor suddenly pulls out of the project, you might be expected to find a replacement in short order.6. Perform important administrative functions for the project manager, which might include updating the project schedule, taking minutes at meetings, making phone calls to vendors and suppliers, responding to e-mails and writing progress reports to the project team.
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