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Position Summary & Duties:The Project Manager position is a direct-hire position working for HGA in our Program Management division in Baton Rouge, LA.  

The Project Manager is responsible for project management and the administrative and technical management (as necessary) over more than one major function, section, or department to support HUD funded Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Homeowner projects within HGA’s Program Management division.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The Project Manager is responsible for maintaining the progress, mutual interaction and tasks of various tasks in such a way that reduces the risk of overall failure, maximizes benefits, and minimizes costs.
The Project Manager must organize and prioritize work to ensure that adequate time and attention is devoted to individual tasks while remaining acutely aware of timelines, meeting deadlines, and performance measures. The Project Manager may lead day-to-day program management activities, provide direct supervision to staff as directed, and must maintain a complete understanding of all applicable Program policies, requirements, and procedures within the guidelines established.

The Project Manager responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

• Participate in the planning and implementation of projects.
• Develop full scale project plans.
• Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.
• Define project tasks, workflows and resource requirements.
• Apply broad plans of operation.
• Coordinate policy updates with client and project staff.
• Establish and update standard operating procedures.
• Assemble and coordinate project staff for specific tasks.
• Manage project resource allocation for assigned tasks.
• Monitor and report on progress of assigned projects and tasks.
• Track and project deliverables using appropriate tools and provide reporting.
• Ensure project is operating within quality assurance guidelines.
• Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.
• Provide limited direction and support to project team.
• Coordinate with the internal team on current and upcoming tasks to ensure schedule and budget are maintained.
• Provide training and technical support to project staff.
• Support day-to-day program management activities and other tasks as directed.

Qualifications:Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Ability to persuade, encourage, and motivate subordinates and others project team members.
• Ability to manage time and resources efficiently.
• Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Strong customer service skills.
• Capability to conduct research into project-related issues and products.
• Knowledge and skills in Federal grant provisions and requirements.
• Knowledge of procurement, labor compliance, environmental requirements.
• Knowledge of Section 3, Section 504, real estate acquisition.
• Knowledge of citizen participation, fair housing, and residential anti-displacement.
• Knowledge of EEO, financial management, and record keeping.
• Excellent typing skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
• Ability to react promptly and efficiently to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
• Ability to elicit cooperation from a variety of sources including team members, subcontractors, and other departments.
• Ability to bring projects and tasks to successful completion through political sensitivity.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and presentation skills.
• Capability and willingness to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.
• Exercise independent judgment and strong decision making skills.

Manager Candidates should possess the qualifications identified below:
• A four (4) year Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; relevant advanced degrees and/or certifications are preferred. A combination of education and relevant experience may also be considered.
• At least seven (7) years of professional level project/program management experience.
• Four (4) years of experience in hazard mitigation, housing, community development, economic development, construction management or related fields. Experience with CDBG-DR housing or similar programs/projects is preferred.
• Must have the discipline to create clear and attainable objectives and to see them through to successful completion. The project manager has full responsibility and authority to complete the assigned project as directed.
• Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long term goals.
• Experience with process improvement and inventory control.
• Experience including budgeting, scheduling, tracking, monitoring, and reporting within projects or programs.
• Strong familiarity with advanced project management practices, methods, and techniques.
• Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
• Financial Management - Understands basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections.
• Advanced time management skills which utilize high-level strategies that aid staff in managing time, productivity, and effectiveness.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong analytical skills, ability to work independently, and effective interpersonal skills.
• Advanced level Microsoft Office skills; ability to import, create formulas, pivot tables, export data and run reports in Microsoft Excel; ability to quickly learn new software applications.

“Hunt, Guillot & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.”

CDBG-DR Project Manager (HGA-BR) - Hunt, Guillot & Associates, LLC

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