Project Manager Cover Letter Examples

Updated April 12, 2021

The Bureau of Labor Statistics collects and analyzes data on various industries. The organization’s forecasts for project management specialists show an increase of 6% in the next decade. Although this means almost 80,000 new jobs for project managers, you can still expect fierce competition, especially among choice companies. A compelling cover letter can help you get one step closer to that all-important interview.

If you want to improve your cover letter, start by downloading one of the cover letter examples below. There are four templates, with options for experienced project managers and those just beginning their managerial career, and you’ll also find extra help on strengthening the most important sections of your cover letter.

Downloadable Cover Letter Examples

No Experience

Example #1 No Experience

2-3 Years

Example #2 2-3 Years

5-10 Years

Example #3 5-10 Years

10+ Years

Example #4 10+ Years

Project Manager Cover Letter Examples (Text Format)

Years of Experience
  • No Experience 0
  • 2-3 Years 2-3
  • 5-10 Years 5-10
  • 10+ Years 10+

Tamika Sawyer
Staff Coordinator | [email protected] | (890) 123-4567 | 456 Address Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 43210

March 18, 2021

Lola Gonzalez
Senior Hiring Manager
Aecom
(876) 543-2109
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Gonzalez,

Last year, I completed 93% of my project responsibilities ahead of schedule, allowing multiple complex projects to complete on time. My managers stated that my contributions helped convert 73% of clients into repeat customers. I hope to offer the same efficiency and commitment as a project manager at Aecom.

As an ambitious staff coordinator with 3+ years’ experience in the renewable energy industry, I am keen to take the next step in my career as a project manager at Aecom. I am drawn to your company’s reputation for improving communities through sustainable infrastructure. My recent accomplishments include:

  • Managing the office budget and negotiating favorable contracts, slashing supply costs by 34% in a single year
  • Identifying a major billing discrepancy and resolving it quickly, preventing a significant financial loss
  • Providing training to four new hires to improve their knowledge of statistical report preparation

I would like to attend an interview to discuss how my previous experience and extensive industry knowledge can make me an effective manager at Aecom. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to schedule an appointment.

Sincerely,

Tamika Sawyer

P.S. I would love to explain why I received a workplace commendation for my superb attention to detail in March 2020.

Sarah Miller
Project Manager | [email protected] | (123) 456-7890 | 123 Main Street, Chicago, IL 65432

March 1, 2021

Eric Green
Construction Services Department Manager
XYZ Consultants, Inc.
(987) 654-3210
[email protected]

Dear Mr. Green,

Monitoring 11 construction sites daily to check progress while keeping all projects on budget has effectively prepared me for a position as a project manager at Builder Consultants, Inc. I believe my strong work ethic, ability to multitask and excellent time management skills have helped my success.

I am excited to bring my over two years of experience managing commercial and industrial projects and my dedicated professionalism to your company. Some of my proudest achievements include:

  • Reducing construction budgets by 10-20% by using alternative building materials and energy-efficient products
  • Ensuring projects met plan approval promptly by following all local code requirements, including energy-efficiency standards
  • Managing a total sum of being $1.3 million under budget over two years

I’d like to set up an interview so we can talk more about how I can contribute to Builder Consultants’ construction department. Please feel free to contact me at a time that is convenient for you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Miller

P.S. I’d also like to tell you about how I use my LEED certification to ensure sustainable building design.           

Alissa Regan
Senior Technical Project Manager | [email protected] | (321) 098-7654 | 456 My Road, Santa Fe, NM 09876

March 9, 2021

Yvette Rhodes
Senior Hiring Manager
Pearson
(000) 111-2222
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Rhodes,

Assisting a platform owner to create an innovative technology tool to make learning accessible to students with visual impairments was my proudest achievement of 2020. I hope to provide Pearson’s clients with the same excellent service and play a part in creating industry-leading online learning environments at your company.

As an inspiring and dedicated project manager with 6+ years’ experience overseeing education technology projects, Pearson’s mission to promote inclusion through cutting-edge tools appeals to me. My recent achievements clearly demonstrate that I possess the skills and abilities to succeed in the role:

  • Overseeing numerous complicated projects simultaneously in 2020 while still achieving 99% client satisfaction
  • Successfully resolving 100% of problems ahead of schedule over 2 years to ensure a smooth service rollout
  • Receiving a personal letter of thanks from a major client for providing expert guidance on how to integrate accessibility features into their online platform

I look forward to attending an interview to discuss how my extensive knowledge and expertise can help create learning opportunities for people with disabilities at Pearson. Please let me know a suitable time to meet.

Sincerely,

Alissa Regan

P.S. I would love to explain why I was named Manager of the Year at my organization in 2019.

Hallie Webster
Project Manager | [email protected] | (345) 678-9012 | 543 Main Street, Miami, FL 32109

March 18, 2021

Estelle Atkinson
Senior Hiring Manager
Cano Health
(321) 098-7654
[email protected]

Dear Ms. Atkinson,

Last year, I spearheaded my company’s internship initiative, providing training and mentorship to 25 aspiring project coordinators over 12 months. This endeavor led to the acquisition of eight talented new hires, increasing departmental productivity by 34%. I hope to demonstrate the same innovation and strong leadership as a Project Manager at Cano Health.

I understand that you are looking for an experienced individual with the ability to manage large teams to deliver multiple complex projects simultaneously. As a seasoned professional with more than 14 years of project management experience, the challenge of multitasking on projects that directly improve health care systems for my local community appeals to me. My recent achievements include:

  • Reducing project delays by 43% in 2020 through rigorous contingency planning
  • Completing 76% of deliverables ahead of schedule by carefully delegating tasks to staff members best placed to handle them efficiently
  • Negotiating assertively with contractors and vendors to complete 45% of projects under budget without compromising quality or specifications

I hope to meet to explore how my extensive stakeholder management experience and detailed industry knowledge can help Cano Health achieve its aims in 2021. Please let me know a convenient appointment time.

Sincerely,

Hallie Webster

P.S. I would like to tell you how I secured over $100,000 of repeat business in a single fiscal quarter in 2020.

Project Manager Cover Letter Checklist

There are five main elements that make up an ideal project manager cover letter:

1. Heading. This is where you state your name, title, and contact details, as well as the addressee’s details and the date the letter was written. Use a professional template so that the information is clear.

2. Salutation. The best practice is to greet the hiring manager by name, using Mr. or Ms. and their last name. “Dear Hiring Manager” is the correct option if their name isn’t included on the job ad or company website.

3. Introduction. This opening paragraph is where you introduce yourself and express your interest in the job and also entice the hiring manager to read on.

4. Body paragraphs. The bulk of your cover letter should consist of two paragraphs that detail your professional experience and skills. Use a bulleted list to make this information stand out, and make sure all the information is relevant to the position.

5. Closing section. Give the hiring manager a concrete next step to take by inviting them to arrange an interview. A postscript can be an effective technique to draw the eye of the hiring manager and emphasize one final achievement.

Introduction

Hiring managers receive a lot of cover letters when they advertise a position, so your opening paragraph must be compelling enough to make them keep reading. It also has to express your interest in the project manager position. The best way to do this is to build your introduction around one of your chief accomplishments. Choose an achievement that’s quantifiable and demonstrates your suitability for the position. Generic facts, such as your level of education, are better left to your resume.

Good


Simultaneously leading two projects with a combined budget of $5 million and bringing both in on time and $200,000 under budget was one of my most rewarding experiences as a project manager. I hope to bring the same level of dedication and success to CAP Corp.

Bad


I have an MBA from Stanford University and eight years of experience managing projects. I have the knowledge and experience you’re looking for in a project manager.

Body Paragraphs

The body of your cover letter should be made up of two paragraphs. The first needs to express your admiration for the organization that’s hiring and your interest in the job. Be specific to show the hiring manager that you’ve researched the position and aren’t sending generic cover letters to multiple companies.

The second paragraph is where you can detail your relevant accomplishments. These should mainly be successful projects with quantifiable, positive outcomes but can also include educational degrees or career promotions. Also, choose achievements that demonstrate that you can bring success to the position and avoid using examples that can’t be quantified.

Good


With three promotions during my eight years as a project manager, I’m drawn to CAP Corporation’s reputation for producing quality products. CAP Corporation’s focus on using innovation to solve customer problems suits my solutions-focused style of project management.

 

I’m excited to help the CAP Corporation team continue achieving business goals. My past successes have included:

  • Leading a team to enhance logistical workflows, bringing $175,000 in annual savings
  • Implementing new stockroom procedures, cutting stockroom waste by 33%
  • Implementing an e-commerce solution that resulted in a 24% increase in annual revenue

Bad


Your job listing mentions you’re looking for a project manager with five years of project management experience. I have been working as a project manager for eight years and believe I would be ideal for your project manager position.

 

In the past, I have been responsible for:

  • Helping develop new products
  • Implementing enhancements to workflows and operations
  • Managing budgets and timelines

Closing

Your closing paragraph needs to do more than just thank the hiring manager for their time and attention. Instead, think of it as a call to action and encourage the hiring manager to arrange an interview.

A postscript is a clever addition to your cover letter. It highlights one final achievement, draws the hiring manager’s eye, and leaves a lasting impression. This doesn’t need to be strictly work-related. As long as the accomplishment you choose is relevant to the position, don’t be afraid to highlight volunteer work or an award in this section.

Good


I’d like the opportunity to discuss how my project management experience can help further CAP Corporation’s business goals. Please feel free to call me with an interview time that fits your schedule.

 

Best regards,

Marsha Higgins, MBA

 

P.S. I’d love to tell you about my time spent volunteering with Project Management for Change!

Bad


Thank you for taking the time to consider my application. If I can provide any further information, please get in touch. I look forward to your call.

 

Regards,

Marsha Higgins