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Project Specialist II

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Title: Project Specialist
Location: Seattle, WA
Duration: 18 weeks
Start date: Feb 12, 2013
**This is a part time role (24hrs/week)


Aquent is currently looking for a Project Specialist for a part time (24hrs a week) contract with +3 years of experience in a fast-paced, project management environment for coordinating moderately complex projects or segments and phases of complex projects for a business unit, department or functional area.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
• Coordinates or participates in all phases of the project cycle, including planning, design, development, testing, implementation, documentation, training and closure.
• Ensures that the project achieves the expected results within time and on budget.
• May direct the work of others.
• Ensures effective ongoing communication throughout the project.
• Meets with key managers to coordinate meetings, assignments and deadlines.
• Communicates changes to appropriate parties. Identifies issues and resolves or escalates them as appropriate.
• Gathers, organizes, analyzes and reports information in support of moderately complex projects to improve profitability, reduce costs, streamline operations or enhance customer service.
• Represents business unit, department or functional area on cross-functional project teams.
• Tracks progress towards achievement of project goals.
• Maintains project documentation and prepares activity reports on the project's status, timeline and budgets.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to deliver excellent customer service.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.
• Basic skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Project.
• Analytical, problem solving and conceptual skills.
• Ability to define objectives, scope and resources for projects contained within a department or business unit.
• Knowledge of concepts, techniques and tools relating to coordinating and tracking projects.
• Knowledge of standards, practices and techniques of project management.
• Ability to organize large volumes of data for compilation, analysis and retrieval.

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