What does an Assistant Project Manager do?

Assistant project managers provide necessary support for projects within an organization. Taking direct lead over various project aspects, assistant project managers work to help implement project goals as directed by the project managers. This role requires individuals to oversee project goals, create and deliver reports, analyze data from project execution, and any other duties as determined by project managers. Workers can advance into this role after successful years of proven service. Advancement beyond this position into project management positions typically follows proven experience in assistant project management or other leadership roles.

Assistant project managers typically require an Associate's degree in the desired industry, at a minimum. A Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or other degrees may be necessary, depending on the industry. Other certificates or licenses may be necessary as needed by the employer and industry requirements. Assistant project managers should have proven leadership and communication skills to successfully oversee project execution.

  • Work directly with project managers to help implement project goals
  • Assign duties to staff to implement project goals, as needed
  • Oversee variable aspects of projects and provide direct assistance to ensure timely project execution
  • Overview project goals and ensure project goals are achievable
  • Liaise with project lead and other project managers to maintain project schedule and efficacy
  • Assist with procuring materials and other items necessary for completing project goals
  • Review project implementation and gather data on project execution
  • Coordinate with project managers and other project leads following project execution
  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a field related to the hiring industry may be preferred
  • Industry-specific certificates and licenses may be necessary or preferred, depending on industry
  • 1-5 years of proven and successful experience in the hiring industry
  • Verifiable leadership experience and capabilities, with past successful project execution
  • Ability and desire to work collaborative to ensure successful project execution
  • Working knowledge of necessary industry-related tools
  • Expert-level experience with computer operating systems, such as Microsoft and MacOS
  • Proven ability to generate and deliver reports that provide useful insight into project details
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a passion for ensuring projects proceed efficiently and effectively

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Communication
Written Communication
Change Orders
Microsoft Project
Attention To Detail

Assistant Project Manager Seniority Levels

Assistant Project Manager
Technical Project Manager
16% made the transition
Scrum Master
10% made the transition
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Assistant Project Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$67,026 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: CA$67k
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