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Master Project Manager

Date: Sep 23, 2022

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Enterprise Office Division

Department of Position: Enterprise PPM & ITFM Dept 

Work from:

Corporate Office, Erie PA


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia.  To attract and retain the best talent, we reward our team members with competitive salaries and a very generous benefits package.


Position Summary

  • The hiring manager will also consider candidates for the Senior Project Manager role.  Level of position offered will depend on the breadth and depth of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications.
  • Role is in the Enterprise Office on the Enterprise PPM team and will support the development and maintenance of the enterprise portfolio roadmap through close collaboration with portfolio leaders, stakeholders, and the Enterprise Roadmap Manager to drive enterprise business outcomes. Maintains visibility into progress toward defined outcomes, supports dependencies and tradeoffs, creates urgency to achieve milestones on-time.


Plans and manages large or highly complex projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plans, monitors and manages large or highly complex projects from initiation through completion.


Leads project team while ensuring right talent is assigned at the right time.


Builds and manages key stakeholder relationships to ensure alignment of critical objectives, gains key insights, and enable imperative buy-in. Keeps stakeholders up-to-date on deliverables, status and metrics.


Monitors project health and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments and resource allocations to ensure optimal project performance.


Monitors quality of project deliverables. Ensures completion of required quality reviews and obtains appropriate approvals for assigned projects.


Prepares and analyzes reports, charts and graphs, and summarizes variances between the plan and actual progress.


Prepares and maintains project logs to record risks and issues and monitor resolution of each issue.


Directs the management of outside contracts and vendors required for assigned projects. Work with appropriate personnel to establish contractual terms and conditions.


Delivers presentations to key stakeholders summarizing objectives, deliverables, status and metrics.


Schedules meetings, prepares agendas and ensures meeting minutes are prepared.

Duties and Responsibilities (cont'd if applicable)

The first seven duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.


This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident.


Values Diversity
Nimble Learning
Customer Focus
Cultivates Innovation
Information Management Skills
Instills Trust
Optimizes Work Processes
Job-Specific Knowledge
Decision Quality
Ensures Accountability


Minimum Required Education Equivalents


Bachelor's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and seven years of project management experience; or


Associate's degree in business, finance, information systems, project management, or related field and nine years related project management experience; or


High school diploma or GED and eleven years related project management experience.


MBA or other advanced degree preferred. In-depth knowledge of project life cycles including project management processes and change management concepts required. In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required. Insurance industry knowledge preferred. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required.


Preferred Designations


Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Six-sigma green belt

CPCU or related insurance designation

Physical Requirements

Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Rarely
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Pushing/Pulling; Rarely
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
Climbing; Rarely

Nearest Major Market: Erie