Communications Project Lead

Atlanta, GA | Freelance | Job ID #50841 |
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Onward Search is hiring a Communications Project Manager for an international corporation with offices in Sandy Springs

Job Summary:

  • Requires a moderate degree of PM knowledge, experience, skill & expertise.
  • Additional skills needed: communications, problem-solving, managing for results, managing conflict, creativity & critical thinking.
  • Operates in coordination with & takes direction from both the ePMO Lead/Project Lead to ensure:
  • All project activities/outputs align with strategic objectives, deliverables, schedules, business case & expectations set with Sponsors & senior leadership
  • Support a combination of simple projects while facilitating/guiding team to adhere to the PM discipline
  • This position will drive setting the team’s cadence for planning, updates & status reviews with Sponsors. He/she supports the success of the project by applying PM principles, guidelines & standards. Travel may be required as needed.

Job Duties:

  • Assists Project Lead to Ensure Project Output Meets Program Expectations
  • Facilitates all Project Planning & Execution of PM Activities
  • Applies PM Processes/Tools Appropriate for Projects
  • identifies/Manages Interdependencies with other Projects/Initiatives
  • Facilitates initiation/planning of project scope (i.e. Objectives, resources, milestones, risks, communications, etc.)
  • Reviews funding, cost plans & actual expenses to verify projects are in line with funding parameters with Project Lead
  • Proficient in PM discipline with emphasis on effective use of PM soft skills essential to his/her success
  • Manages project scope, schedule, initiation, start-up/design, building & deployment of projects from beginning to end
  • Solicits/gathers info. via interviews with process owners to understand the "as-is" &" to-be" processes
  • Identifies/communicates to the Project Lead skill gaps & recommends improvement opportunities
  • Provides Project Lead with thorough responses to problem resolution
  • Identifies business areas/stakeholders impacted by issues
  • Identifies root causes to ensure problems do not reoccur
  • Able to:
  • Communicate processes to customers trained on process changes/enhancements
  • Dev/monitor process metrics to gauge health of a project & identify process improvement opportunities
  • Observe a process & gather feedback/concerns from others for process improvement opportunities
  • Creates/manages PM artifacts while educating the team on their creation/proper use throughout the project such as:
  • Project Charter
  • Project Plan
  • RACI
  • Risk/Issue identification & mitigation
  • Status report dev./updates appropriate PM artifacts, as needed
  • Reviews deliverables & ensures quality
  • Provides PM methodology/tools to ensure proper governance, oversight, strategic alignment & project success


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or int’l comparable degree)
  • 3 years of PM experience
  • 6 years as a project team member
  • Experience using MS Office including MS Project/SharePoint
  • Willing to travel by plane or drive personal vehicle/rental car
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • PM Certifications: PMI PMP, Agile, LEAN Certified/Six Sigma, etc.
  • Experience applying Stakeholder/Communications Mgmt. principles including governing bodies/ Owners/Sponsors/key senior stakeholders/Project Lead/team/SME's
  • Able to plan weeks in advance to plan efforts & manage multiple projects
  • Able to work full time (~40 hours per week with potential to work overtime if necessary); must be flexible to work occasional weekends, holidays & possible overnight stays depending on the assignment, as needed.
  • Experience/expertise with Commercial PM Software (i.e. MS Project/Office, etc.) & the ability to learn company Projects Website & other tools
  • Experience with web-based remote meeting applications (i.e. Skype, Zoom, WebEx, etc.)
  • Willing to travel by plane or driving personal vehicle or rental car. [Note: mileage, airfare, rental car will be reimbursed.

Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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