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2017-43248

2017-43248

Title 
Project Director
Job Locations 
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US-Remote
Posted Date 
10/3/2017

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Overview

The Project Director is responsible for owning and achieving interim and final contractual deliverables throughout the project life for assigned projects/programs, according to the time, quality/scope and cost constraints.

 
The Project Director leads and directs cross-functional teams, understands and manages client expectations/needs to achieve client satisfaction.  The Project Director proactively identifies, resolves/mitigates and escalates risks and/or issues. The Project Director adheres to PRA standard procedures and processes.
 
The Project Director may be required to manage large national, international and/or particularly complex, multifaceted projects or programs.  Consequently, the Project Director may provide oversight to other members of the project management group.

Responsibilities

Acts as primary liaison with client:

  • Acts as lead contact for regional and or/project matters.
  • Understands/manages/satisfies customer contractual, organizational and relationship needs/expectations.
  • Provides regular reporting on project metrics, status of deliverables and risks/issues with the associated management plan to client.
  • Chairs and leads customer meetings.

Leads and directs cross-functional team leaders and third parties/vendors:

  • Validates project plan (multi-service plan and communication plan).
  • Guides and supports team leads in prioritizing, trouble-shooting and contingency planning.
  • Delegates whilst retaining ownership.
  • Communicates project specific priorities.
  • Liaises with functional leads/managers to optimize performance and utilization of project team members.

Manages project contractual deliverables:

  • Supervises progress via metrics.
  • Monitors and ensures adherence to the contractual agreement (time, quality/scope, and cost deliverables).
  • Leads presentation of internal project status reviews and is accountable for action item follow up.
  • Proactively identifies, resolves/mitigates and escalates risks and/or issues.

Manages project costs:

  • Owns projections of units/hours (revenue and resources), actual units/hours efficiency analysis.
  • Proactively and timely identifies, negotiates and executes contract modifications for assigned projects, ensuring out of scope activities are approved upfront via a contract modification.
  • Identifies potential or actual unrecoverable hours and provides analysis and mitigation/resolution plan for senior management’s approval.
  • Ensures control of financial risk to PRA.
  • In cooperation with the project analyst, applies efficient management of project pass-through costs and investigators payments to ensure all such costs are recovered in a timely manner, and in advance where ever possible.

Other:

  • Ensures adherence to company SOP, policies and guidelines at the project level.
  • Assumes project leadership role in compliance at project level to PRA processes and systems such as CTMS, ART, eTMF, PSR etc., including escalation to relevant functional and operational management.
  • Participation and attendance in bid defense process.
  • Mentoring of other members of the project management team or functional leads, as required.
  • Provides feedback on project team member’s performance to respective line-managers. Leads presentation of financial reviews and is accountable for action item follow up.

Qualifications

Level 1 Qualifications

  • Minimum 7 years experience in clinical research, required
  • Minimum 4 years project management experience, required
  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution; a licensed health-care professional (ie, registered nurse); or equivalent work experience, required
  • English fluency (ability to read, write, speak), required
  • Travel of up to 35% is required for this position. Exact amounts of travel will vary, pending client needs.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

 

Level 2 Qualifications

  • Minimum 9 years experience in clinical research, required
  • Minimum 6 years project management experience, required
  • Undergraduate degree or its international equivalent in clinical, science, or health-related field from an accredited institution; a licensed health-care professional (ie, registered nurse); or equivalent work experience, required
  • English fluency (ability to read, write, speak), required
  • Travel of up to 35% is required for this position. Exact amounts of travel will vary, pending client needs.
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada or the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

 

LOCATION: This is a home-based position. Consideration will be given to candidates in the US and Canada.

 

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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