Senior Project Manager

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA)
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Columbus, OH, USA
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Join the organization that received Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award from the American Public Transit Association in 2018 & 2020!

Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is central Ohio's public transportation provider, providing nearly 19 million passenger trips per year servicing Franklin County and parts of Delaware, Fairfield, Licking and Union counties. Guided by our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, our vision is to move every life forward. Our mission is to provide solutions that connect people to prosperity through innovation, dedication and teamwork.

Salary: $76,882 - $88,125

Location: 33 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Benefits: COTA offers competitive benefits including: medical/Rx, vision, dental, supplemental insurance, life insurance, employee discounts, employee bus pass; wellness initiatives, on-site cooking classes & chair massages, on-site Health Coaches & Dietitians, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits through OPERS & Ohio Deferred Compensation.

Position Summary

Performs highly professional work for successful delivery of a variety of IT and business-related projects for the Central Ohio Transit Authority.

Performs duties in alignment with the 2019-2024 COTA Strategic Plan and in support of the organization's vision **To Move Every Life Forward.

This Position Is Responsible For**

  • Provides oversight on projects to ensure requirements, deliverables, and timelines are met;
  • Interfaces and communicates directly with third party contractor's project manager as applicable;
  • Provides Smart City assistance as needed;
  • Leads an internal COTA project team consisting of part-time team members assigned by project stakeholder management. Communicates with, and schedules internal resources as needed to perform project assignments per the project schedule. Escalates schedule conflicts and resource availability issues to project stakeholder management for resolution;
  • Schedules regular team meetings, documents meeting minutes, assigns and tracks performance of action items, and communicates project status via monthly status reports and/or face to face meetings with internal project stakeholders;
  • Acts as Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager for projects to ensure the third-party contractor performs work at a quality level that meets COTA's requirements;
  • Engages internal resources as needed to verify quality performance and successful completion of deliverables, and obtains COTA stakeholder sign off approval on the deliverables;
  • Plays an active boundary role between internal COTA staff and third-party project teams;
  • Maintains complete project documentation as required for Federal grant reporting purposes.

At Minimum You'll Need

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, information technology, computer science, or related field and five (5) years of experience managing a wide range of complex projects required.
  • PMP or ITIL certification preferred.

COTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are of core importance and essential to the success of the organization. All employment decisions are based on job needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. COTA believes that diverse and inclusive organizations gain the benefits in creating a stronger and more effective workforce resulting in services that better meet the needs of consumers and in result Move Every Life Forward.