Project Manager - Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center sponsored by PwC
Carnegie Mellon University
July 20, 2018
Project Manager - Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center sponsored by PwC-2009676
The H. John Heinz III College consists of two schools, the School of Public Policy and Management and the School of Information Systems and Management, and offers an academic experience unlike any other. The H. John Heinz III College prepares students with a unique ability to conduct careful and objective analysis of relevant data, to understand and demonstrate the power of information technology, and to lead and implement change in managerial and policy contexts.
To advance the way organizations such as businesses and governments, as well as other partners use various technologies for monitoring, protection and compliance in today's fast-changing risk and regulatory environments, the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has established the Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center Sponsored by PwC.
The H. John Heinz III College's Risk and Regulatory Services Innovation Center Sponsored by PwC is seeking a dynamic, hands-on Project Manager to help manage the many ground breaking research projects led by CMU's renowned faculty in conjunction with PwC's unique expertise.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and meaningful work environment. Leveraging CMU's world-class thought and research leadership with PwC's strategic client-engagement expertise, the center conducts research on data analytics, information privacy and security, and other critical areas in the risk, regulatory and compliance sphere. Working closely with PwC resources, CMU faculty, students and staff research, develop and test next-generation technology solutions to help regulated industries, non-regulated industries, and the public safety sector solve their biggest challenges.
In this ever evolving and innovative environment, the Project Manager of the Center will be responsible for:
Establishing, managing and monitoring multiple projects from inception to completion, including tracking progress and budgets, preparing periodic reports, building tracking mechanisms/dashboards internally and with sponsor, coordinating required documentation for each project and student participation coordination.
Building and utilizing project management reporting tools and other systems and mechanisms to keep projects on track and communication flowing.
Communicating effectively past and present project status with a high level of professionalism both in writing and verbally internally and with sponsor.
Meeting inflexible deadlines while maintain accurate and detailed records and producing high quality outputs/results.
Following all reporting, financial and other parameters set forth in various contracts and grants. Consistently collaborating with the faculty and administration to ensure compliance.
Successfully collaborating with business managers and various key partners across the University and able to apply strong negotiation and influencing skills to motivate and guide colleagues, researchers, interns, and colleagues to ensure targets and goals are met in a timely manner.
Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity.
Successfully operating within an ambitious and fast-paced environment, where achieving or exceeding targets with high quality outputs is essential in this demanding professional and academic environment.
As such, you will need to exhibit:
A highly developed ability to direct own work and take initiative even with very little direction or precedent.
Ability to take a hands-on and creative approach to accomplishing tasks.
A strong sense of urgency and accountability in meeting deadlines and expected outputs.
Polished and effective communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels within the University as well as with external partners including with researchers, faculty and others across an organization.
Adept at navigating complex workplace dynamics and meeting the needs of various stakeholders who may have conflicting needs.
Ability to quickly learn and display a real passion for different and new technical areas relating to the Center, such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, cybersecurity, safe cities. However, a general or advanced understanding and knowledge of the risk and regulatory environment as it relates to data analytics, information privacy and security, and other critical areas in the risk, regulatory and compliance sphere would be helpful and viewed as a plus.
Advanced computer and database management skills; including general knowledge of social media outlets and internet software as well as advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other computer-related systems.
Ability to work outside of normal business hours as needed to get the job done.
Further, we will look for you to display adaptability, excellence, and a strong passion for the research and the center's objectives.
You should also have in-depth knowledge and expertise in:
Managing multiple projects with various timelines, budgets, etc.
Developing and utilizing tracking mechanism and reporting tools.
Identifying, fostering, and expanding organizational relationships to enhance faculty research and projects as well as funding opportunities.
Please note, this is a grant-funded position.
Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, business administration, planning other similar degree. Master's degree preferred.
A PMP or six sigma is a plus.
Five (5) to Eight (8) years of experience in project or program management and some technical background.
Internal Number: 2009676
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.