Program Manager Full-time Job

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Job Details

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Strategic Responsibilities

N/A – this position will not have any direct report.

Operational Responsibilities

· Directly Support VRI Principal Investigator

· Develop and implement comprehensive project plans, including objectives, milestones, deliverables, timelines, resources, and budgetary requirements.

· Coordinate project activities, ensuring adherence to project scope, deadlines, and quality standards.

· Identify project risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize potential issues.

· Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between project stakeholders, team members, and external vendors or clients.

· Prepare presentation materials for VRI Principal Investigator and the Joint Research Management Committee that highlights status of the VRI project.

· Escalate any delays or issues preventing project success to Management and/or other parties as required.

· Monitor project progress, identify deviations from the plan, and take corrective actions as necessary to keep the project on track.

· Conduct regular project status meetings, take meeting notes

· Assist Principal Investigator to provide updates to stakeholders and address any concerns or questions.

· Track project expenses and manage the project budget, ensuring optimal resource allocation.

· Evaluate project outcomes against established goals and deliverables, ensuring that project objectives are met.

· Assist Principal Investigator to prepare and present comprehensive project reports to management, highlighting key metrics, accomplishments, and areas for improvement.

· Foster a positive and productive team environment, promoting teamwork, motivation, and professional growth among project team members.

· Adhere to the University and Sponsor information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly

· Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.

· Assist with post-award support to VRI Program, including assistance with financial management and reconciliation of project accounts.

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including researchers, administrators, finance, and funding bodies to support effective post-award service delivery.

· Ensure data is accurately entered into relevant finance and research systems.

· Work with theme leads and department administration to ensure accurate allocation and accounting for research staff and students.

· Track and log approval requests for travel, expense reimbursements, research visitors and payment requests.

· Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly

· Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed

· Perform any other tasks assigned by the VRI Principal Investigator.

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications & Experience

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field with strong project management experience. Master’s Degree preferred.

Others:

Proficiency in project management software and tools. PMP certification or equivalent is desirable but not required.

Required Experience

Expats:

A minimum of 12 years of relevant experience.

UAE Nationals:

A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Company Description
The UAEs top-ranked university, Khalifa University is leading R&D of real-world solutions and preparing science and engineering graduates to build a better world.