The Project Manager I will support our US Government client by providing standardized project planning, scheduling, reporting and advisory support for major
acquisitions / procurements.
The Project Manager II will be developing, managing and reporting on an acquisition schedule to ensure the government's procurement stays on schedule. The Project Manager II will plan, coordinate and help to manage Integrated Project Team (IPT) meetings by developing agendas, action item lists, and similar work products. Working as a key member of a three person team, the Project Manager I will be responsible for and perform the following tasks:
Develop, maintain and report on a project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for the entire project; Baseline the IMS at project initiation. Identify and track both critical path and “in the shadow of the critical path” tasks. Maintain and report on key milestones as well as summary tasks.
Develop and maintain key project management documents including a Risk Management Plan, a Communication Plan, Scope Management Plan and a Resource Management Plan. Update the RPMP (prepared in Phase One) as needed.
Execute and report on the Risk Management Plan, tracking risk events, risk probabilities, risk event response plans, mitigation activities. Coordinate with key client managers and stakeholders, as well as other government agency
and the project vendors to perform risk monitoring.
Develop and maintain a detailed budget for the client’s acquisition management project. As needed, track spending, estimates at completion, balances, and develop revised estimates as needed. Coordinate IGCE, obligations, invoicing and spending with the appropriate government officials.
Prepare and distribute weekly, bi-weekly or monthly reporting on the project, including the development and presentation of briefings and oral reports as needed to government managers.
Coordinate with key stakeholders, keeping them informed of project progress, identifying and tracking issues that are of specific concern to the government client’s managers and key stakeholders. As needed provide briefings and oral presentations to key stakeholders and client managers.
Facilitate communication between key client managers and stakeholders with project vendors and other government agency
Ensure issues, concerns, requirements and priorities of each party are successfully transmitted to all parties and that project planning reflects client needs.
Prepare meeting agendas and summaries for regular project review meetings. As needed prepare and distribute meeting summaries for meetings with other government agencies and other non-client agency parties held either on behalf of or in coordination with key client managers.
Coordinate with all stakeholders regarding start dates, estimated completion dates, key milestones, delivery and acceptance of deliverables. Coordinate with key client stakeholders and managers the acceptance of completion of
Maintain, organize and update the IPT document management system/website (e.g. SharePoint) for control, storage, tracking, and dissemination of the acquisition-related documentation. Maintain hardcopy and electronic products in support of the acquisition. All of these documents shall be protected and archived in a secure location designated by the Government IPT Chair.
Bachelor degree, required - mandatory minimum requirement for further consideration.
Retired military or DOD civilian strongly preferred.
Project Management Institute (PMI) PMP certification preferred, and/or DAWIA certification in Program Management, or related field, preferred.
Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience with a standard project scheduling application such as MS Project or Clarizen. Demonstrated strong skills in standard Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Project.
Mandatory 5 to 7 years of experience in a federal DOD or civilian environment where acquisition strategies, concepts, and management techniques were utilized that provided expert knowledge and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and agency specific regulations, including the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR).
Acquisition Management experience preferred, to include well-developed acquisition planning, strategy development, negotiations, contract administration, pricing analysis, and related functional assignments in the execution of the acquisition related requirements.
Demonstrated knowledge of performance-based service contracting concepts, strategies, and governing rules and regulations.
Demonstrated knowledge of program management disciplines, including program management plans, risk management plans, quality assurance plans, performance monitoring requirements and the automated tools, and program status tracking techniques required to support program operations.
Ability and desire to maintain and expand client relationships through the delivery of high quality work.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to read regulatory, policy and related guidance, interpret that guidance to a stated situation, and apply the concepts presented in the guidance.
Ability to think independently and provide others with convincing and persuasive evidence that supports a stated acquisition strategy or position.
Ability to multitask and work effectively, both independently and in teams, ensuring timely completion of assignments and meeting established quality standards.
Superior interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact in a professional manner with senior level government managers and teammates during periods of high stress and tight deadlines.
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