Senior Project Manager Job Description

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This is a real-world description for a senior project manager. The description itself is several years old, but 95% of it is still appropriate for today.

Project /Practice Management

  • Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large scale projects.
  • Oversees managers working on client engagements within practice.
  • Reviews high-level deliverables across projects.
  • Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with our methodology to ensure profitable and successful execution of consulting engagements as measured by regional goals and customer satisfaction.
  • Minimizes our exposure and risk across multiple projects.
  • Manages scope and mitigates risk across projects.

Project Accounting

  • Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for all projects under his/her direction.
  • Integrates financial data for multiple projects.
  • Compares financial data for practice to that of other practices and seeks ways to maximize revenue.
  • Analyzes profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
  • Addresses elevated billing issues when they arise.


Financial Management

  • Manages to and achieves revenue goals set for projects.
  • Accurately forecasts revenue, profitability, margins, bill rates and utilization across projects.
  • Sets expectations upward regarding revenue and profitability projections.

Business Development

  • Identifies partnership opportunities and capitalizes on “add-on” sales opportunities across projects.
  • Achieves “add on” revenue goals
  • Assists in the identification of strategic accounts.
  • Works in conjunction with the our sales team to follow up on sales leads within practice.
  • Grows long-term relationships with clients and capitalizes on equity and partnership opportunities.


  • Serves as key participant in team and client meetings.
  • Raises our visibility through involvement in local industry organizations.
  • Confronts issues openly and quickly .
  • Effectively communicates relevant project/practice information to superiors and peers in other practices.
  • Tactfully communicates sensitive information.
  • Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual.

Technical Understanding

  • Assists in the evaluation and redesign of practice offerings.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of our service offerings, technical preferences, and technical direction.



  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities.
  • Pursues excellence in all aspects of business.
  • Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change.
  • Builds expert knowledge in our industry and conveys knowledge to others.


  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.
  • Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities.
  • Works across practice to share lessons learned and best practices.

Client Management

  • Manages day-to-day client interaction and expectations for multiple or large-scale projects.
  • Anticipates clients needs and proposes alternative business solutions.
  • Continually seeks and capitalizes upon opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Possesses a knowledge base of each client's business, organization and objectives.


Innovator Development

  • Participates in all programs relating to performance evaluations and career development planning.
  • Reviews evaluations within practice for consistency.
  • Mentors managers through formal channels.
  • Assesses training needs and selects training tools for team members.
  • Manages the development of project teams by ensuring that project tasks are in line with each Innovator's career interests.

Internal Operations

  • Easily recognizes areas for internal improvement and develops plans for implementation.
  • Lends expertise to internal teams and task forces.
  • Reviews the status reports of team members across projects and addresses issues as appropriate.
  • Complies with and enforces standard policies and procedures.

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