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Project Manager

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Office Of The President

Department of Position: Strategy Department 

Work from:

Corporate Office in 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

Plans and leads small-to-medium projects of low-to-moderate complexity.


Additional summary:

  • This position will support the HR & Strategy Division
  • The selected individual will work on high visibility projects with a cross functional group of stakeholders
  • The selected individual will collaborate with senior leadership while consulting on change management
  • Complex communication skills are strongly preferred

Duties and Responsibilities

Plans, monitors and leads small-to-medium projects of low-to-moderate complexity from initiation through completion.


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


Utilizes a thorough understanding of the project lifecycle to prepare, analyze and maintain detailed project work plans and schedules using project-planning tools and ERIE guidelines.


Applies project management best practices around scope, budget, schedule and change control.


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


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


Defines, develops and provides information to drive the decision-making process and support business operations. Summarizes variance between plan and actual progress.


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


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


Partners on projects of greater complexity to gain broader experience and exposure.

Duties and Responsibilities (cont'd if applicable)

The first six 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.


Business Acumen
Leadership Skills
Service Orientation
Ability To Maintain Composure
Planning And Organizing
Information Management Skills
Problem Analysis
Decision Making
Ability to Manage Complexity
Detail Orientation
Job-Specific Knowledge
Developing And Maintaining Relationships
Interpersonal Communication


Minimum Required Education Equivalents


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


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


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


Knowledge of project management processes and change management concepts required.


Knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required. Understanding of insurance industry preferred. Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, graphics and database software required.


Preferred Designations

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Related insurance certifications preferred.

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