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South West Transit Association

Project Manager

Valley Metro


The Project Manager is responsible for the management and delivery of diverse projects across various functional areas and/or organizations. The position manages and oversees all aspects of the project(s) to ensure they are completed on-time and within budget. The Project Manager has overall responsibility for managing scope, cost, schedule, internal staffing, outside vendors, and contractual deliverables. The Project Manager prepares reports for project stakeholders. This position requires expertise in project management with a proven ability to manage milestones and deliverables and drive results.

This position reports to the Manager, Project Management and will be required to work at various sites and hours may vary dependent on project requirements.

As a member of the Valley Metro’s Administration team, demonstrates the Agency’s Core Values of Whatever It Takes, Team Player and Positive Customer Care/Service in performance of daily duties. 

Valley Metro exists to Connect Communities and Enhance Lives. We do this by planning, building, operating, and maintaining a safe, regional, multi-modal transportation system.  

Valley Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, Project Management Business Administration or related field and 

Five (5) years progressively responsible work in project management

OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the position.

Desired Qualifications:
Managing diverse projects in a Public Transit environment 
PMP, ACP or CSM certifications 

Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid Arizona driver’s license

Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a background check.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

The statements listed below describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.


Manages the initiation, planning, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to gathering and defining the project requirements; obtains staffing requirements; and forms project teams

Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for execution of projects, communicates individual roles and project expectations; ensures all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively

Performs project and policy analysis which includes: conducting research, determining and raising pertinent issues, summarizing findings, and presenting results

Ensures all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget

Develops project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility

Develops and maintains detailed project plans and schedules to track progress

Uses appropriate verification techniques to assess variances from the project plans; gathers metrics, and develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost, and quality objectives

Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

Manages the relationship with the client and all stakeholders; establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors

Monitors project milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule; identifies ways to resolve schedule issues; keeps management current on any changes

Analyzes a variety of complex issues that have divisional or organizational-wide impacts; prepares and maintains related reports and comprehensive project documentation; makes recommendations based on findings

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies

Performs other duties of similar nature and level as assigned

Knowledge and Skills 

Knowledge of:

Research methods and techniques

Project budgets, estimating, tracking and cost-benefit analysis and related documents

Principles and practices of project management

Waterfall and Agile project management approaches

Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) understanding

Techniques for working effectively with co-workers and external resources

Public transit (desired)


Skills in:

Developing scopes of work

Developing Project Management Plans

Developing and managing critical project artifacts; scope, schedule, budget, tracking and cost-benefit analysis, risk mitigation strategy, change management, milestones and tasks

Establishing effective team relationships 

Managing multiple small-scale projects simultaneously

Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and specialized project management applications such as Asana, Microsoft Project, Jira (or equivalent)

Analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, recommending best options and implementing recommendations in support of goals

Project management and delivering projects on-time and within budget

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public

Motivating teams, resolving conflicts, and making decisions

Using initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines

Prioritizing and organizing work processes and projects including attention to detail, time management, and multi-tasking skills

Analyzing and documenting business processes

Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques

Compiling reports from a wide variety of sources

Developing and maintaining good interpersonal skills regarding teamwork, cooperation, motivation, and listening

Exercising initiative and creativity in the improvement, development, and implementation of projects

Conferring with user representatives and outside vendors for issue resolution

Effective communication in writing and verbally in order to interact with co-workers, supervisor, vendors, and the general public at a level sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Demands / Work Environment

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to visit work sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.


Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. 

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