Missoula - Project Leader

Firstgroup Plc Missoula , MT 59801

Posted 1 week ago

First Planning Solutions, the logistics division of First Student, North America's premier provider of student transportation services, has a career opportunity for a Project Leader.

The successful candidate will have excellent project management, problem solving skills, computer skills, excellent written and verbal presentation skills, and a strong customer service orientation. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently, have experience managing projects of moderate complexity and have experience providing consulting services including analysis, documentation, presentation and implementation of findings and recommendations.

The FPS Project Leader is responsible for the ongoing management of projects and engagements, including: software system implementations; user training and support; school transportation planning consulting and analysis. This individual works closely with clients to develop route plans that optimize school transportation resources and control costs.

Student and/or general transportation and logistics experience helpful, but we will train and develop the right individual who is motivated and looking for a good challenge and the opportunity to grow. Our company offers competitive salary and benefit packages as well as internal job growth opportunities. We are looking for the next leader to join our team!

Project Leader Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Resource requirements, timelines, deliverables and communications.

  • Software Training and Customer Support: One-on-One, group, online, in-person. Design materials and training plans. Provide telephone and remote end user support.

  • Bus Route Planning: Using computer-based routing tools, assist clients as needed with on-site or remote school transportation routing and maintenance, particularly with startup, scenario changes or other urgent situations.

  • Transportation Consulting: Performs complex routing analysis including efficiency studies or scenario analysis, such as boundary, bell time transportation rules changes. Develop appropriate reports and present and defend findings.

  • Business Development: Assist in the RFP proposal responses for contract business. Support sales and marketing efforts of FPS Consulting Services. Provide system demonstrations; participate in sales presentations and/or calls as needed.

  • FPS In-House Software Applications: Participate in the development and maintenance of FPS in-house web applications and tools. Provide ideas and execution for new tools and processes to increase productivity.

Project Leader Experience and Skills Required:

  • Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Significant coursework and/or experience in computer technology required.

  • Ability to complete projects on time and on budget with superior client satisfaction.

  • Excellent problem solving, written and verbal communications and presentation skills.

  • Proven experience working independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Proficiency with MS Office suite.

  • Proven ability to take high level business requirements and create viable solutions.

  • Experience managing customer relationships.

  • Ability to perform under pressure.

  • Preferred Skills:

  • Experience conducting detailed analysis and presenting findings to top level leadership.

  • Experience as a teacher, instructor or trainer.

  • Proficiency navigating, querying MS SQL and MS Access databases.

  • Experience deploying and supporting complex software applications.

  • Logistics or transportation planning experience.

  • Knowledge or experience with GIS-based logistics software.

  • Experience with Edulog and/or Versatrans school transportation software.

First Student's commitment to putting our customers first, dedication to safety, and an ambition to deliver dependable transportation makes for a working environment you'll love. As a huge company with 120,000 staff and over 2.5 billion customers worldwide, you'll also enjoy security, a brilliant future, and excellent training.

Apply today to join our team!

First Student is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Mtcc Americorps Leader Historical Museum Fort Missoula


Posted 2 days ago

VIEW JOBS 3/24/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-06-22T00:00 The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula (HMFM) specializes in providing unique hands-on educational activities. Our tours tell the stories of Missoula from the homestead period through the present. We have field trip options to suit any grade level and interest within Missoula's history and some with more global themes. HMFM offers a wide variety of programs for both adults and children. Programs include workshops, family events, home school events, lectures, and more. Theme days and festivals, like the Annual Fourth at the Fort, Harvest Fest, and Forestry Day are also presented every year. Only 38% of students from Big Sky, Sentinel, and Hellgate HS attend postsecondary education. To support K-12 college readiness through engaging academic programs both on our historic site and in local k-12 schools. To increase awareness of careers requiring college education, through one-on-one and small group activities at the museum, and visits to UM. Terms : Car recommended . Service Areas : Education . Skills : Writing/Editing , Team Work , Education , Communications , Teaching/Tutoring , Youth Development . Americorps Missoula MT

Missoula - Project Leader

Firstgroup Plc