Project management consultants are in charge of managing all aspects of the company projects assigned to them, overseeing and integrating project aspects to meet all organizational objectives in a timely manner. They provide their ideas and feedback to correct issues before project completion, as well as create schedules for delivering the completed project. These consultants work with clients to deliver business and technical solutions, analyzing information and creating reports based on their conclusions.
Project management consultants also participate in business meetings to review budget costs and expenses, help develop business plans, and provide briefings on those plans at a regular interval. They should have excellent analytical skills to conduct research and utilize data gathering techniques. Project management consultants monitor team performance and motivate team members. They generally report their progress to the project supervisor in their organization. Project management consultants also provide metrics and financial reporting throughout the project.
A bachelor's degree in program management, business administration, or a related field is necessary for this position. In addition, previous relevant experience - including in a managerial role - is generally required or preferred. Industry and management certifications may be a plus. Project management consultants must be organized individuals that pay close attention to detail, and they should possess strong communication skills to interact and lead a team in an efficient way. They should be able to multitask in a variety of project and work under strict deadlines.
Project Management Consultant Tasks
Develop, design, and implement improved business processes or solutions to meet consumer expectations.
Assist with budgeting and financial status reports.
Lead and complete large-scale, client-driven projects.
Communicate with clients and customers to determine their needs or requirements.