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Jr. Project Manager

Project Manager Job Description

What Is a Jr. Project Manager?

Junior Project Managers assist in the management of multiple projects while providing project management advice to companies and organizations. They coordinate projects, schedules, track the progress of projects, and report their results.

A Junior Project Manager typically works under the direct supervision of a Senior Project Manager in an assistant capacity. They work often within the industry of engineering and software development, but a number of other industries hire project managers as well.

 

Junior Project Manager Duties and Responsibilities

In order to assist with project management, a Junior Project Manager performs many different tasks. We analyzed job listings for Junior Project Manager in order to identify these core duties and responsibilities.

Assist Senior Project Manager

The Junior Project Manager’s central duty is to assist the Senior Project Manager. This can any number of tasks. Often, they’re assisting with the tasks outlined below, but they may also be asked to perform clerical duties, maintain contact with clients and parties involves through email and phone calls, answer questions and concerns, prepare presentations, and enter project data.

Create Project Plans

Junior Project Managers develop concrete, detailed plans for a project, including the schedule, the budget, outlining the duties of each team member, identifying project goals, and setting a timeline for the project. They collaborate with various teams and hold meetings to develop project plans and present them to upper-level management before starting the project.

Monitor Project Progress

It is important that the Junior Project Manager closely monitors each project he or she manages to ensure that projects remain on track, meet deadlines, stay under budget, and develop according to plan. They’re responsible not only for identifying project objectives, but ensuring that they’re met.

Report Project Results

Once a project is complete, the Junior Project Manager, in conjunction with the Senior Project Manager, is responsible for gathering and documenting all project results and then reporting or presenting them to the appropriate parties. This usually includes clients and upper-level management. They should report on the success of the project and any setbacks that were encountered or room for improvement.

Typical Salary Range

$41,000 – $75,000

Typical Contract Rate Range

$40hr – $50hr