JPI has an immediate opening for a Project Manager - Team Lead with at least 10 years of experience leading a diverse set of projects and managing teams in a fast-paced client environment with competing priorities and demands. This position will lead a team working directly with senior leadership, policy analysts, information technology engineers, and a variety of stakeholders to achieve operational success in support of strategy, policy, and governance projects for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).
- Serve as project manager on multiple, concurrent cyber projects applying project management methodologies (processes, best practices, tools).
- Coordinate multiple assignments and review work products for completeness, quality, and adherence to customer requirements.
- Develop more junior team members to hone their project management and management consulting skillset, providing constructive feedback in a professional manner along with specific actions and recommendations for improving their performance.
- Provide active collaboration and demonstrate teamwork in all efforts.
- Lead and facilitate client meetings and exercises.
- Communicate project status and results effectively to all leadership levels.
- Support the organization in defining and refining their mission, vision, goals, objectives, and priority of initiatives.
- Leads program reviews and oversees all work to ensure work is completed with high quality and on time.
- Track all action items, client requirements, deliverables, and project plans throughout the project lifecycle.
- Read and interpret government policy, regulations, and directives and to apply those to activities in accordance with contractual requirements.
- Lead the development of strategic and operational planning goals, objectives, measures and outcomes using SMART methodologies.
- Oversee, review, and edit the development of policy directives, guidance, and instructions.
- Assist team members with the management and oversight of maturing records management and research and library information services programs.
- Bachelor's degree in business, information systems, engineering or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
- Preferred relevant experience in direct support of the DHS and information technology (IT) programs and projects.
- PMP required.
- Minimum of 6 years' experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office toolsets.
- Experience using Confluence and JIRA.
- Ability to read and interpret government policy, regulations, and directives and apply them to information technology programs.
- Provide exceptional organizational skills to project work and project management.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior personnel.
- Capability to manage projects of high complexity and to direct the completion of projects within estimated timeframes and resource constraints. Ability to multitask, balance competing priorities and deadlines, and work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.
- Understanding of developing project management methodologies (processes, best practices, tools, and templates) required
- Experience in building and managing client relationships, and turning relationships into new lines of business required
- Clearable to Secret
JPI is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.