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Alaska Airlines Project Manager II, Enterprise Project Management Office in Seattle, Washington


We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.


Role Summary

The Project Manager II works with customers and business units to define the objectives, scope, and project deliverables and develops project plans, charters, and schedules that support customer needs.

Scope & Complexity

  • This position supports project management activities for Alaska Air Group (AAG) and its subsidiaries.

Key Duties

  • Contributes to the success of AAG by managing large and/or complex programs and projects in accordance with established processes and procedures.

  • Works with customers and business units to define the objectives, scope, and project deliverables.

  • Develops project plans, charters, and schedules that support customer needs.

  • Monitors project schedule, cost, and progress to ensure projects are completed on time and fulfill the objectives of the project charter.

  • Communicates program and project status to participants and stakeholders in writing as well as through formal presentations.

  • Negotiates with organizational management to obtain required project resources.

  • Ensures that all program and project documentation is completed accurately and on time.

  • Monitors costs and provides reporting progress to ensure projects are within budget.

  • Manages programs and projects to design, develop, and implement new systems and process improvements.

  • Leads teams in project execution and ensures the project follows established company project management methodologies and standards.

  • Organizes meetings with various work teams to collect and disseminate project information, plan and schedule tasks and resources, generate timelines, and structure a process for consensus and individual commitment for deliverables.

  • Works effectively with internal and external groups to ensure successful completion of programs and projects.

  • Identify opportunities to expedite project delivery, reduce cost, and/or enhance business results.

  • Identifies and communicates unresolved problems or possible timeline issues along with recommended actions for correction.

  • Writes business cases and divisional attachments.

  • Tracks project issues and risks.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education


  • A minimum of 4 years as a project manager (level-1) or equivalent leadership experience.

  • Experience with full lifecycle project management, including all elements of scope, schedule, budgeting, risk evaluation, quality, integration, staffing, and communications.

  • Experience working with customers to define tasks and integrate business processes and technology into effective business solutions.

  • Experience leading and mentoring teams.

  • Experience facilitating the creation of project metrics and establishing a method for tracking.

  • Experience managing multiple mid-sized projects.

  • Experience implementing projects involving process improvement principles.

  • Ability to establish cross-functional, collaborative relationships with business and technology groups.

  • Knowledge of program and project management principles, practices, and tools.

  • Ability to lead complex program and project efforts to completion.

  • Ability to manage multiple objectives/tasks.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to identify problems and collaboratively develop alternatives for resolution.

  • Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and technologies and adapt to changes and demands.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Knowledge of people change management and organizational change.

  • Knowledge of process improvement tools and techniques (e.g., Accelerated Improvement Workshops (AIW), 5S).

  • Understanding of the capital budgeting process and basic financial principles.

  • Understanding of the supply chain management process and principles.

  • Experience as a team member on an internally-developed IT and vendor based development projects.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree is preferred.

  • Project management certification.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines participate in E-Verify, a service of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA), where required.

Job ID 33499

Location Seattle, WA

FLSA Status Exempt

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular