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Alaska Airlines Project Manager in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Project Manager independently provides project management support for small and or medium company projects that involve coordination between various groups both within divisions as well as across divisions at Alaska Airlines. The position contributes to the success of Alaska Airlines by managing projects in accordance with established processes and procedures.

Key Duties

  • In the intermediate level, as a subject matter expert in project management, you will apply deep knowledge and use considerable judgement to determine the approach to ambiguous challenges, make decisions and influence across the company.

  • In the Senior level, as a subject matter expert in driving the execution and successful delivery of large and/or complex projects and in accordance with established standards and best practices. And defines the long-term strategy for managing projects to design, develop, and implement new systems and process improvements.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills

Intermediate Level


  • 4 years of experience in project/change management.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to independently manage projects and manage multiple objectives/tasks.

  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence project outcomes using analytical approach and instilling a sense of urgency in the project team to complete work on time.

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

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

  • Proven success leading project efforts to completion.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • Demonstrated knowledge to define and develop People Change Management / Business Readiness plans for projects.

  • PMP certification or desire to obtain PMP certification.

  • Experience with MSFT Teams and SharePoint.

  • Experience with Smartsheet, MS Project, MS Teams or other schedule management and collaboration tools.

Senior Level


  • 7 years of experience as a project/program manager, business analysis experience or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Hands on experience in project management, including all elements of scope, schedule, budget, risk evaluation, issue resolution, quality, integration, staffing, and communications.

  • Experience leading projects that directly affect multiple organizations, departments and/or entire company, including projects involving process improvement principles and technology integration.

  • Ability to:

  • Find solutions to complex issues that incorporate a variety of user's needs.

  • Alternate between strategic, tactical and operational perspectives while working in projects to quickly determine long, medium and short impact of solutions proposed.

  • Quickly grasp new concepts and technologies and adapt to changes and demands.

  • Manage multiple, competing objectives and tasks.

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

  • Demonstrated team lead experience.

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

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


  • At least 2 years developing and managing test plans.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

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

Total Rewards

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pay and benefits can vary by company, location, number of regularly scheduled hours worked, length of employment, and employment status.

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 8/19/2022
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees and do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information (including family medical history), political views or activity, or other legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. We may use your information to maintain the safety and security of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, its employees, and others as required or permitted by law. If you’d like to view a copy of our affirmative action plans, please fill out an AAP Inspection Request Form .
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Requisition Type Management
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2022-8789
Category Corporate & Operations