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Senior Project Manager

Washington, D.C.

Full-Time

Position Description

​JPI is hiring for a Management Consultant with at least 8 years of experience directly managing projects, deadlines, and project teams in a fast-paced client environment with competing priorities and demands. This position requires a self-starter with proven leadership skills and a team mentality. Providing program management, project management, governance support, facilitation, meeting coordination and support, and process improvement and documentation to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) programs. Leading the way through strategy and integration in support of maturing the DHS OCIO Soutions Development Directorate processes from a programmatic perspective and working across a wide variety of stakeholders to achieve operational success. 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as project manager on multiple, concurrent 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.
  • Develop and create Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS); including defining and sequencing activities, estimating activity resources and durations, and developing and controlling schedules.
  • Experience supporting business process reengineering/process improvement efforts with an understanding of how to apply lean principles.
  • Define and implement custom client solutions in SharePoint (2010) and provide recommendations based on knowledge management best practices.
  • Read and interpret government policy, regulations, and directives and to apply those to activities in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Balance competing priorities and manage time constraints and aggressive timelines.
  • Provide proactive risk mitigation strategies and understand when to elevate issues to project leadership.
  • Provide exceptional organizational skills to project work and project management.
  • Build professional client relationships through exceptional client service and deliverables.
  • Develop and present technical briefs to nontechnical audiences in an easily understandable and digestible manner.
  • Ability to multitask, balance competing priorities and deadlines, and work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.​​​

Requirements

  • 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.
  • PMP certification preferred.
  • Must have at least 10 years management consulting experience and at least 8 years project management
  • Must have relevant experience in direct support of a transformation project implementing organizational or process changes.
  • Proficient in  MS Project 2010; ability to effectively leverage MS Project capabilities and features to enhance a project's ability to be managed.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be a ​self-starter with the ability to work independently and in team settings to include close collaboration with program managers and client personnel.
  • Proven ability to support multiple projects and deliverables simultaneously in a deadline driven process.
  • Experience in building and managing client relationships.
  • Ability to recognize new business development opportunities.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, and Microsoft Visio.
  • Understanding of Agile Methodologies and Toolsets, including JIRA and Confluence.
  • Clearance: Clearable to Secret. Recent DHS EOD preferred. 

 

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.

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