Senior Project Manager

Project Manager Roseville, California


Requirement: Applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship, now and in the future.

This is a hybrid remote position.

KAI Partners is recruiting a seasoned, motivated, client-focused Project Manager with a minimum of 5 years of Project Management experience.  This Project Manager will support the PMO with a balanced approach to both the business and project management requirements of the organization. This includes the business processes, systems, reporting and analytical needs of the organization enabling operational efficiency. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter and problem solver who thrives on being engaged at all levels of the project.

We are seeking two candidates for this role(s):

  • A candidate with experience in higher education
  • A candidate with experience in healthcare


  • Reviewing and reporting on the consistency of system development using work plans, schedules, milestones, deliverables, staffing plans, and resource utilization
  • Applying extensive Project Management (PM) principles, methods, techniques, and tools
  • Producing related status reports and metrics using client approved Project Management Office tools and procedures
  • Participating in project status and planning meetings
  • Building and maintaining project schedules, integrating with related schedules, and other program management activities
  • Monitoring vendor development and vendor testing for project and workgroup status
  • Monitoring client resource allocation and utilization to make recommendations for pre-emptive and corrective actions
  • Monitoring, evaluating, coaching, and participating in issue and risk management activities including risk identification, mitigation, resolution, and contingency planning
  • Identifying needs that clients may not recognize, and ensuing approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
  • Continuously managing client expectations, ensuring delivery of the highest quality service, while soliciting and acting on client feedback
  • Preparing and presenting written materials and oral findings, as needed
  • Summarizing activities in a written monthly status report
  • Provide schedule updates to client staff for budget and planning documents
  • Exercise a high level of expertise with Microsoft SharePoint and other project management tools utilized by the client
  • Understand, consider, and clearly communicate enterprise trade-offs on decisions, framing decisions as clear, simple business choices
  • Effectively lead highly diverse and cross-functional teams
  • Effectively build and maintain strong relationships with clients and key stakeholders
  • Manage all phases of the assigned project


  • At least five (5) years of experience applying extensive Project Management (PM) principles, methods, techniques and tools.
  • Three (3) years of that experience must have been as a Senior PM of one of the larger complex IT project(s).
  • Three (3) years of experience in providing PMO support services in a Government Agency.
  • PMP Certification from PMI
  • BA/BS degree
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and adapting when priorities change
  • Excellent customer service skills with a professional demeanor always
  • Pro-active self-starter who is comfortable working with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patience and dedication when working with clients, vendors, and internal teams
  • Strong analytical, critical, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Previous experience with state government, higher education, health care, large IT solution implementations, program governance, and project portfolio management experience 

KAI Partners

KAI Partners is a growing technology and organizational development consulting services firm based in northern California. In partnership with our clients, we plan, develop and implement business and automation systems that strengthen core internal environments. We collaboratively develop organizational change strategies and tactics with clients to help them realize their desired business outcomes. By providing a full range of services, we enable government and private industry to maximize internal efficiencies and corporate effectiveness. Our principals bring over 100 years of experience working within and consulting to public and private sector organizations.