Project Manager, Houston, TX

Project Manager, Houston, TX

24 Month Contract via Kelly Services

Core Functions:

  • Coordinate project activities to support Project Manager (PM) in determining scope of work
  • Coordinate project activities to develop, update and maintain the Project Execution Plan (PEP)
  • Ensure changes in scope and/or cost are incorporated into cost tracking and forecasting activities
  • Coordinate and/or facilitate meetings and prepare weekly status reports
  • Manage the risk register, and update and distribute accordingly. Work with PM to develop risk management plan
  • Partner with Project Schedulers and Project Controller to ensure linkage of project cost, risk and schedule; attend scheduling and forecast sessions; highlight adverse schedule and/or cost variances for corrective actions
  • Assemble project updates from Project Team members and present for review to the Project Manager           
  • Assist with preparation of the monthly Project Scans/Scorecards as directed
  • Work with Project Team to assemble required documentation for Gate Readiness and/or Assurance Reviews. Prepare and provide formal presentations as needed
  • Analyze variances in cost and schedule performance against the baseline estimate and schedule, and communicates reasons for variances to project management; ensures cost and schedule reporting are in alignment
  • Coordinate bid activities; assist with development of scope of work (SOW), RFP development, bid and contract review
  • Act as liaison between project team and functional groups to coordinate activities that directly affect project execution
  • Document Supplier and Contractor performance issues and partner with the Quality Team to mitigate
  • Coordinate with the Quality Team and other functional groups to ensure corrective actions are implemented as required
  • Provide strategy recommendations to Project Manager when plans must change given the regulatory, contractual, or other environmental factors influencing the project
  • Apply changes after approval to project plans throughout the project life cycle
  • Collect project data for PHMSA reporting as required
  • Resolve issues and questions received from Project Managers and Management;
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the Company’s Project Management tools and processes
  • Maintain high level of focus on health, safety and environment

Qualifications and Education:

  • Degree/technical degree required; Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management preferred
  • Experience with project management, costing, and scheduling concepts and practices; knowledge and some experience with PMI’s project management body of knowledge (PMBOK); PMP certifications and AACEI certifications highly valued
  • Demonstrated strategic planning and recognizes the importance of strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization
  • Experienced with group facilitation and information gathering
  • Working knowledge of project and portfolio management processes, policies and principles
  • Knowledge of financial and earned value analysis concepts, tools and techniques preferred
  • Ability to resolve problems and make effective business decisions; driving value added results
  • Effective written, verbal and electronic communication skills
  • Maintains ongoing positive presence with project teams, other stakeholders and outside entities (i.e. Construction Contractors, vendors, etc.) through professional communications; able to handle and resolve situations with all parties
  • Ability to accurately obtain, interpret, and transcribe a variety of communications and instructions
  • Ability to deliver oral and written presentations on project status, to analyze project schedules and costs, and to read and interpret technical reports and drawings
  • Ability to work independently; self-motivated
  • Understands construction project life cycle
  • Able to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and prevent conflicts between activities.
  • Experienced with version control and change management processes, policies, and principles
  • Ability to work well with all levels of Company and contract personnel to facilitate the
  • accomplishment of project work; must be able to process information and make decisions under stress
  • Knowledge of FERC process strongly preferred
  • Advanced Microsoft Desktop Software; Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills needed


Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch.  Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Why Kelly?

  • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:
  • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies 
  • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career
  • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center
  • Weekly pay and service bonus plans
  • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

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Why Kelly®?

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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