Technical Project Manager

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job#: 1313288

    Job Description:

    Technical Project Manager

    Location: National Harbor, MD (Hybrid - 2 to 3 days onsite per month)

    Apex Systems is seeking a Technical Project Manager to support infrastructure projects with one of our large federal clients.

    Position Summary:

    Responsible for support of program business and functional operations. Duties may include identifying and facilitating resolution of operational issues and acting as a liaison between technical and functional areas. May support the Program Manager in planning, monitoring the program activities. These types of jobs often perform a subset of project management tasks and often do not typically have profit and loss (P&L) responsibility. Typically reports to the Program Manager. Responsible for supporting the program manager in executing, monitoring one or more aspects of the program, e.g. Program support functions - Program Operations Manager, PMO Lead, Resource Manager, Risk Manager, etc.

    What You'll Get to Do:

    You will join an Engineering team on a contract supporting Department of Homeland Security.

    The Technical Project Manager will oversee Information Technology (IT) projects and project human resources involved in engineering and short fuse project services such as hardware / software and tools installations and tool upgrades that affect the infrastructure in the enterprise environment, varying in scope and complexity, supporting a 24/7/365 environment at DHS sites.

    Successful candidates will direct a matrixed technical team including subject matter experts (SMEs), technical personnel, and other appropriate expertise as needed to develop, design, document, implement and manage small and large scale projects to perform outside the scope of O&M activities.

    Project Managers will ensure compliance with the DHS SELC process through all phases of the life cycle (planning, requirements definition, design, development, integration, test, disposition, implementation, operations & maintenance) as well as deliver the appropriate SELC artifacts as defined by the level of the project.

    About the Role:

    Serve as Technical Project Manager responsible for successful project planning, implementation, and closeout. Responsibilities include:
    • Assess project requests from government customer and ensure technical assessment.
    • Generate and provide project cost estimates and rough orders of magnitude to government customer including surge support and staff augmentation.
    • Own the project intake process for the contract.
    • All areas of Project Management from initiation through closeout, ensuring the successful execution of the project in support of government customer's mission, goals and objectives.
    • Responsible for the management, scheduling, and coordination of projects activities, and staff assignments.
    • Provides leadership to a cross-functional team, managing team resource assignments, projected task completion dates, prioritizing activities based on customer requirements and SLAs.
    • Document and track the project lifecycle in ServiceNow PPM.
    • Oversees individual IT projects from identification of requirements, analysis and design, development, end-user testing, deployment, and production support.
    • Document and manage all issues and risks, developing and maintaining a risk register and mitigation plan.
    • Facilitate all necessary project meetings, to include requirements gathering, project kick-off, technical exchange meetings, design review, project status meeting, project closeout meetings and all ad-hoc and post-mortem meetings necessary.
    • Work across the program to manage the transition of projects from engineering to O&M.
    • Provide appropriate reporting and drive towards on time delivery by working directly with stakeholders.
    • Provide recommendations for process development and improvement.
    • Contribute to documentation in the Knowledge Base, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), work instructions, and job aids.

    More About the Role:
    • Track and manage initiatives, deliverables, customer relations, and project management reviews.
    • Develop and produce documentation, reports, and presentation slide decks.
    • Prepare and present briefing materials to staff, executives, and federal customers. Interactions involve client meetings and interfacing with senior management.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Ability to obtain TS/SCI DoD Security Clearance (active TS preferred)
    • Ability to obtain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry On Duty (EOD) - Active EOD preferred
    • B.A./B.S. or equivalent + 8 years of relevant experience
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Previous experience in a supervisory role managing or leading an IT project team
    • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
    • Strong Microsoft Office experience, predominantly Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
    • Experience with Microsoft Project, JIRA, and Confluence

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Previous DHS or DoD experience
    • Any of the following certifications is highly desired:
      • COMPTIA A+, or Network+, or Security+
      • ITIL Foundation
      • Other IT technical certifications
    • ServiceNow Project Portfolio Management

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