Consultants are assigned on a project-by-project basis. Several factors determine which consultant is assigned to a given project, chief among them the consultant’s alignment with the client’s needs. The consultant’s background, location, and availability may also play a role. The Centre cannot guarantee a given amount of work for any consultant.
When you are selected for a project, your Project Manager will provide you with a “Schedule A.” The Schedule A outlines the specific scope of work and number of hours you are being contracted to provide, along with the pay rate and the expense reimbursement policies. Before starting work, you will be asked to review and approve the Schedule A. When you submit bills, they must align with the Schedule A (see the Billing section for more information).
Each project on which you work will be coordinated by a Centre Project Manager who designs the project scope (often with your input), develops budgets, negotiates formal project proposals, and generally oversees the project’s progress. The Project Manager will be your primary Centre contact with regard to the delivery of services. If an issue arises on the project, such as an unexpected delay or a client development or request, contact your Project Manager for guidance. Communicate frequently with your Project Manager, and be certain to notify them as soon as you’ve completed the scope of work for a given project.