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Project Manager

By Mike Baumgarten

Last updated: Apr 14, 2023

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Discover the role of project managers and learn what their daily tasks look like, what the job requirements typically are, and how to hire the best in the field.

What is a Project Manager?

A project manager is a professional responsible for leading a team to achieve specific goals and objectives within a specified time frame and budget. They are responsible for several tasks, including planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling all aspects of the project, from inception to completion. Ultimately, they must ensure that all project stakeholders are satisfied with the outcome, including the project team, customers, and sponsors.

Project managers are typically skilled in managing resources, risk management, communication, and leadership. They play a critical role in the success of any project, and their ability to manage competing priorities, adapt to changing circumstances, and lead a team is essential to achieving project objectives.

If you are looking for a job as a project manager you can check out the open positions below.

How Much Does a Project Manager Make?

The salary of a project manager can vary depending on several factors, including industry, location, and years of experience. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary for a project manager in May 2021 was $94,500. However, salaries can range from $56,000 to over $150,000 per year, with higher-paying industries like information technology and finance offering higher salaries.

  • ExxonMobil - $174,574
  • Black & Veatch - $133,925
  • RLG International - $133,101

What are the Job Responsibilities of a Project Manager?

The job responsibilities of a project manager can vary. However, in general, the key responsibilities of a project manager are as follows.

  • Defining project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Developing a detailed project plan and managing project resources (including people, time, and budget).
  • Communicating with stakeholders.
  • Monitoring project progress and performance, identifying and mitigating risks, and ensuring that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.
  • Leading and motivating a team of project professionals, resolving conflicts, and adapting to changes in project scope or objectives.

Overall, the project manager plays a critical role in ensuring that projects are completed successfully and that the goals and objectives of the project are met.

Meeting a Project Manager

It’s one thing to know the requirements of a role — it’s another to see yourself in it. At The Org, we believe that putting faces to the job title can provide more context and a better sense of how the role fits into the big picture.

Explore live positions for project managers and meet the people behind the title here.

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Tips for Recruiting a Talented Project Manager

  1. **Avoid general job descriptions. **You should know what you’re looking for before beginning the recruitment process. And since you know what you’re looking for, why shouldn’t potential candidates that read your job post? Make sure you’re specific in creating your job description to avoid wasting your time. .
  2. **Plan ahead. **Don’t wait until just before a project is to begin to hire a project manager. Instead, plan well in advance so that you can do a thorough assessment of the role’s requirements as well as interview the right candidates.
  3. **Utilize SEO (Search Engine Optimization). **Since your job ad will be online, why not take advantage of SEO and get your info in front of as many candidates as possible? All you need is to do some quick keyword research before including your specific keyword strategically within your post. This will also help set you apart from the competition.
  4. **Write a personal note to potential candidates. **You likely have plenty of stock descriptions on hand and while that’s great, it can be beneficial to think outside of the box. Consider writing a personal note to candidates instead that explains exactly what you’re looking for while highlighting your company’s benefits. Use this for your job description.

By keeping these tips in mind during the recruitment process, you can find an impressive project manager who can help drive the success of your business.

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