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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.

Principal Accountabilities: 

• 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: 
• Bachelor’s 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.
• Training experience.
• 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.

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