Project Manager III in Falls Church, VA at Maximus

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

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Job Description

This position (Project Manager Level III) is contingent upon award

This position is to join the leadership team of an IT project delivering mission critical services of national importance at a major cabinet agency. It is comprised of a series of legacy systems in disparate technologies that support significant processing volume upon which several cross-agency business processes depend. This position will be a senior representative of Maximus for the project and will be responsible for and/or participate in the management of contract transition, systems operations and maintenance, technology and operational enhancements, technology modernization, end user services, fulfillment of all contract terms and requirements and continuous improvement.

The Project Manager (PM) will oversee several aspects of the project including managing and leading a team. The project requires the development and management of small short-term projects based on customer needs. The PM must work with the team to analyze new and complex project-related problems and identify innovative and practical solutions. The PM will develop and manage project schedules, reports, client meetings and presentations, and the financial management of the project. The PM may be asked to develop short-range plans for systems’ enhancements development, systems maintenance, and production activities for necessary support resources.

The PM is responsible for client management and relationship building, team management and coaching, overseeing the team’s software development lifecycle, operations and maintenance in a multi-system environment, leadership for multiples projects/schedules, and subcontractors. The PM serves as a liaison between clients, other stakeholders and the Maximus. Overall, the ideal candidate will lead with the following primary project components:

•Legacy system SDLC and operations and maintenance
•Date Center Operations
•Outreach and Help Desk Operations
•Data Management and Sharing
•Systems Modernization (e.g., COBOL to Java; Mainframe to Cloud)

Essential Job Duties:
•Project(s) financial management and adherence to Maximus targets
•Leadership oversight for project schedules, adherence to performance metrics, overall achievement of outcomes, results and deliverables to support the business in delivering the contract requirements.
•Ensure consistency and compliance with all company and program business rules as well as performance standards
•Client relationship management. Know and understand the client’s environment that enables the team to successfully deliver the client’s needs.
•Promote effective partnerships in a multi-contractor environment
•Lead and champion systems modernization while maintaining the legacy systems
•Facilitate effective data management and data sharing across a large stakeholder base
•Provide responsive customer service through the program help desk
•Maintain system security and data confidentiality standards
•Oversight for the continuity of operations as part of maintenance approach and modernization strategy
•Oversee the quality and timeliness of contractually-required reports and deliverables
•Participate with project and executive management to establish strategic plans, objectives, initiatives, and work plans
•Develop performance goals and objectives for senior managers. Work with program manager to develop performance goals for staff and monitor the achievement of those goals.
•Identify any potential problem areas, recommend solutions, and work closely and cooperatively with the client to resolve issues quickly and fairly
•Provide direction to team members and resolves problems in a timely and professional manner
•Facilitate communication on project status, to include applicable corrective and preventive actions to leadership
•Follow processes and operational policies to ensure project budgets and related financial schedules meet corporate requirements
•Oversee Subcontractor performance, provide status reports and assessments internally
•Develop, modify and execute project policies, ensuring all project team members are in compliance
•Champions risk and issue management, and participates in mitigation and contingency actions to address the risks
•Perform other duties as assigned by the program manager
•Lead and manage the prioritization of changes and continuous improvement

Education and Experience Requirements
•Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's Degree preferred
•PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification required
•At least seven (7) years of related work experience required
•At least five (5) to ten (7) years’ experience with managing and leading Federal projects
•Knowledge of Application Operations and Maintenance and ITSM practices and principles
•Knowledge of Federal contracting process
•Demonstrated ability to successfully manage teams serving different functions
•Broad applied knowledge and experience with methods and standards of IT application development and program service delivery
•Deep knowledge of and expertise in applying project management methodology, tools and techniques, software development methods and approaches and operational service delivery methods and practices
•Expert working knowledge of and expertise in risk management and governance, configuration management, disaster recovery and quality assurance
•Broad knowledge of IT and competency profiles for effective team mobilization and resource assignment for projects
•Expertise in working with subcontractors to meet contract goals and objectives
•Strong communication and negotiation skills including the ability to negotiate priorities, resources, etc.
•Experience with dispersed multi-location teams (including subcontractors)
•Experience managing an operations and/or development program with an annual contract value above $20 Million required
•Experience with Earned Value Management, required
•Experience with a diverse set of stakeholders and stakeholder management including multiple office, entities (including other contractors) within the sponsoring agency, states, other federal agencies and other stakeholders
•Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
•Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment
•Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently

Preferred Experience:
•Experience managing large projects following a traditional/waterfall SDLC methodology, preferred
•Experience with IBM Mainframe operations preferred
•Experience with Mainframe modernization preferred
•Experience with HHS’ Enterprise Performance Life Cycle (EPLC) preferred
•Experience with Agile development methodologies (such as SAFe, Scrum) preferred
•Experience with CMMI and other Quality frameworks preferred
•Experience with ITIL Certification preferred


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage multiple development projects, development groups and/or application support functions.
- Oversee the development and implementation of multiple, complex, organization- wide systems.
- Define and manage resource requirements and allocations.
- Develop and implement application programs.
- Manage operational leads on addressing issues relative to production and processing.
- Direct, motivate and develop staff, maximizing their individual contribution, professional growth and ability to function effectively with their colleagues as a team.

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of project management experience.
- Delivers multiple small and large projects with high values and high risk.
- Provides leadership for the project team to ensure that the project is delivered to specifications, on time and within budget.
- Develops innovative methodologies, techniques, and criteria for projects.
- Advanced knowledge of workflows and project mapping.
- Facilitates the tracking and resolution of issues impacting projects.

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