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# of Openings: 1

Exemption: Exempt

Career Level: Senior

REF no: Pending

UCT is looking for an experienced Senior Director of Project Management to join our team in Hayward, CA! This position will have a corporate responsibility for the Project Management Office and report directly to the Global Quality Head.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set standards for how projects are run
    • Create a common set of practices, principles and templates for managing projects. Expectation is that project managers can move easily between different projects, new project managers get up to speed faster, and templates can be reused which saves time and money as they are not created each time a new project is launched
  • Ensure project management standards are followed
    • Must ensure that the standards and templates are followed by performing regular assessments of projects. This process can feedback into the standards definition as new ideas are generated and accepted
  • Gathering of project data and production of information for management review
    • Track the status of all projects, within the PMO, based on updates from the project managers. Standardize the way information is compiled and reported to management. Define and use a standard project dashboards to provide a clear way to keep track of the status of projects
  • Source of guidance and advice for project managers
    • Develop the PMO into a center of excellence for project management to provide guidance and coaching to novice project managers or new project managers who need to understand how UCT runs projects. Develop a set of competency requirements to qualify UCT Project Managers
  • Managing and facilitating the portfolio management process
    • Design and implemented a project portfolio management approach (PPM) that the PMO manages and facilitates. This will include:
    • Capturing project requests and ensuring each request has sufficient information to assess the project.
    • Keeping an up-to-date repository of projects underway and requests pending review.
    • Implementing scoring and prioritization models to assess which requests should be approved.
    • Managing a resource capacity plan or resource forecast to help understand resource availability for projects

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Organization & multitasking skills
    • Single & multi project supervision of projects. Manage and monitor tasks, statistics, and information in a simplified manner. Stay up to date on all details necessary for each project. Take organizational measures to address requirements and tasks.
  • Problem solving
    • Exercise as much control over a project as possible. Must possess the skills to resolve problems and ensure that the project is on track. Problem solving skills are not just handy when problems arise, but can be used to foresee potential effects and obstacles of the project and steps can be taken to prevent these drawbacks.
  • Communication
    • Communication skills take precedence for any project management officer, as it is necessary to relay important information to different personnel in the company. You should be aware of the expectations from the project and report all positive and negative developments to the necessary authorities.
  • Awareness
    • Experienced PMO Leaders are aware that the role never remains constant. Requiring evolution at each step, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest techniques and resources used for project management. By being aware of the recent developments, you can incorporate new and more effective methods into your organization for greater success rates.
  • Negotiation
    • As a Project Management Leader, required to network and build relationships with different professionals to complete the project as intended. Working hand in hand with other professionals and negotiating with them can ensure favorable results from your endeavors, making it an all-important skill if you are a PMO.
  • Business acumen
    • Understanding business trade-offs and good return on investment decisions is critical to the success of the project and project management office

Educational/Certification Requirement :

  • PMP certification required

Experience Requirement:

Work Experience:

  • 10+ year experience as a Project Manager
  • Project Management Office Leadership preferred, but not required

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


Work Environment:

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
    • Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment

Physical Demands:

    • Ability to kneel, reach, walk, push, pull and grasp.
    • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
    • Ability to carry weight from 25 pounds
    • Ability to move arms, hands and fingers
    • Ability to sit for sustained periods of time.
    • Required to wear personal protective equipment.
    • Prolonged sitting with some standing and bending intermittently during work hours.
    • Subject to interruptions

Environmental Exposure:

    • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
    • Subject to frequent interruptions.
    • Subject to hazards including electrical current, moving mechanical parts, exposure to chemicals and debris.
    • Required to wear personal protective equipment where applicable.
    • May involve exposure to moderate noise levels from printers, faxes, computers etc.

Overnight Travel:

    • Work may require out of town travel depending upon assignment. 30%

UCT offers an excellent benefits package to all full time employees which includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off.

UCT is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse workforce.

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