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Airswift is seeking a Project Manager to work with our client for 1 year contract in Washington state. Nuclear background is needed.
The Project Manager is a resourceful, detail oriented, and collaborative team member with excellent client and people management skills. Primary role is to understand the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding grant opportunities related to clean energy technologies, grid resilience, new nuclear, existing nuclear, and other development opportunities for company's and their member utilities, becoming the subject matter expert and developing a tracking schedule for opportunities. Work to organize and develop grants and proposals and guide them through the funding process.
The Project Manager will interact with company's leadership and member utilities on a regular basis to achieve their funding strategy. This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the grant development process including planning, budgeting, writing, submitting and tracking grants.
Lead member utility representatives through a process of identifying and developing plans for specific opportunities and applications.
Own the quality and timeliness of the final product in the grant development and funding process.
Serve as the primary point of contact for grant strategy and development
Interface with support contractors as needed.
Lead weekly grant project meetings and provide updates on grant project status, next steps, and recommendations
Complete weekly project status briefings for leadership
Development of spreadsheets to track possible funding sources.
Develop and manage deadline-based checklists based on funding solicitation requirements
Communicate effectively and respond to email in a timely fashion
Coordinate the communications schedule and set up client meetings
Hold clients and grant writing team accountable for interim and final deadlines
Develop the necessary content for the grant application on time by answering questions, reviewing language, interpreting requirements, and advocating for their needs
Compile grant forms accurately and on time per funder requirements
Develop and format grant budgets, narratives, and other supporting application documents
Create templates for clients (letters, Memoranda of Understanding, etc.)
Monitor all grant materials and request changes to ensure that they strictly adhere to funder requirements
Coordinate quality control checks and review all grant materials
Package and submit properly completed and timely grant applications per funders requirements
Keep the team up-to-date on project progress, and report any delays in a timely fashion
Ensure that all application documents are uploaded and filed on SharePoint upon completion
Assist in any post-award grant revisions and conduct debrief to share feedback on unfunded grants
Other tasks to support ES&D as necessary
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree from an accredited college
8 years experience in and/or knowledge of public policy, nonprofits, and/or intergovernmental affairs preferred
Prior experience in a project management role, handling large- and small-scale projects simultaneously, utilizing project management tools and methods for planning and implementation
Desired Education and Experience
1 years' experience with online grant applications is a plus.
Ability Mentor team members.
Conflict resolution skills a plus.​​​​​​​
Required abilities and skills:
Strong planning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Outstanding customer service and diplomacy skills when interacting with clients
Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
Highly organized with superior attention to detail and excellent follow up
Results driven and manages time effectively by prioritizing tasks, and managing competing priorities
Applies new skills and concepts quickly and displays a willingness to learn and improve
Maintains a calm and positive attitude while meeting deadlines and tight turnaround times
Demonstrates flexibility in responding to business demands and varying requests with ease
Ability to understand and follow directions, policies & procedures, and work independently
Basic knowledge of budgeting and comfort with math, Excel, and financial statements
Superior working knowledge of office applications and online collaboration tools, such as Microsoft Suite, SharePoint, One Drive, Dropbox, Adobe PDF, DocuSign, Teams, etc.