Project Manager

Contract W2, Contract Independent, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Project Manager

FEI is a leading IT company specializing in Federal and Local Government data system solutions. For the past decade we have maintained a leading position in providing programming and consulting services in our primary areas of expertise- Behavioral Health Data Systems, and Clinical Trials Software Solutions for institutional systems of care.

At FEI Systems, we recognize that our employees are an important part of our success. We promote a team environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve professional and personal success. Currently FEI is looking for highly skilled, self-motivated and creative individuals to join our talented team of experts. FEI is an equal opportunity employer that believes in growing and promoting a diverse work force. Our employee compensation and benefits package is competitive within the industry and is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and lives. If you're looking for a rewarding work environment that will challenge your mind and expand your horizons, then joining the FEI team may be right for you.


  • Plan and/or manage small to major IT projects that may or may not be underway for customer's various business units. Manage a team composed of customer subject matter experts, IT staff, and/or contractor resources doing planning work, confirming functional requirements, defining interfaces, establishing test and training plans, provide IT consulting activities that objectively assess, identify, advise, evaluate and recommend IT business application and or IT program solutions at the approval of customer. Some current project types include but are not limited to:
    • Implementation of new IT systems or software
    • Definition and implementation of automated interfaces between existing IT systems
    • IT infrastructure projects such as a software upgrade or hardware deployment projects
    • On-going upgrade and enhancement projects for existing applications
  • Assist customer areas in articulating requests for new systems as assigned by the Manager.
  • Plan and/or manage new projects as assigned by the Manager which were previously determined to have no conflict of interest.
  • Plan, coordinate and/or attend internal customer meetings as requested.
  • Accomplish project objectives, define project scope, manage stakeholder expectations and supervise the project team.
  • Assign work tasks collaboratively to the project team and monitor their progress.
  • Keep the project on track in terms of tasks, schedule, and budget.
  • Identify and address any issues or risks proactively.
  • Develop and maintain a project management plan for all assigned projects.
  • Develop and maintain Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) on assigned project activities using Microsoft Project 2007 or other industry-standard tools
  • Manage any collaborative project workspace environment including shared drives for the project and any updates to the workspace
  • Record and organize in the project workspace and/or designated shared drives, all project documents/artifacts.
  • Prepare monthly project status report for project stakeholders.
  • Manage change control, issues escalation and resolution, schedule, costs, resources and stakeholders as defined in the project management plan.
  • Review deliverables by the project development team/contractor for completeness, adherence to standards and contract requirements.
  • Work closely with functional managers to resolve team members' workload conflicts.
  • Ensure appropriate product-related training and documentation are developed and made available to Customers.
  • Manage validation of functional requirements.
  • Manage the development of systems documentation.
  • Ensure that all deliverables identified in the approved project plan are completed.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on the project's status and progress.
  • Conduct lessons learned sessions as assigned by the Manager.
  • Adhere to all customer internal policies governing telephone, internet and email, change management, documentation, maintenance, privacy and security, testing, training, disaster recovery, and data for all work performed.
  • Construct, update, and/or supervise the creation of any project artifact necessary for the delivery of the project and to meet State SDLC requirements.
  • Develop or participate in the development of business solicitation documents, as well as coordinate the corresponding procurement process.
  • Become thoroughly knowledgeable on all aspects of the project assigned.
  • Implement organizational change management that includes a holistic approach and a process for leading the Department and its people through the planned changes from the project including:
    • Building buy-in for the changes
    • Anchoring the changes in business operations
    • Ensuring that the people in the organization are ready, willing, and able to adopt the changes
    • Managing and measuring the changes so that the changes implemented are sustained and the desired benefits of the changes are realized
  • Create and manage updating the Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Risk Registry. At a minimum the RMP shall:
    • Identify and prioritize potential risks to successful completion of the SDLC Phases.
    • Incorporate pertinent risk information found in the status reports.
    • Include a Risk Registry of all project risks that will be updated throughout the project.
  • Develop, document, implement escalation and resolution processes for the project, and communicate the process to all stakeholders.
  • Ensure project governance and control are followed according to the Project Management Plan including:
    • Working with the project team and any contractors to address schedule variances.
    • Ensuring the documentation of schedule variances in the Integrated Master Schedule and Status Report.
  • Ensure that the Project Team will collect, organize, store, and manage project documents in a central repository. This includes:
    • Maintaining current and archival files (electronic and paper)
    • Collecting and distributing information to and from stakeholders
    • Entering updates into project tracking systems to record baseline and maintain document control.
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or other related discipline.
  • Master's degree or Project Management Certification is preferred.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional Certificate (PMP ) or industry equivalent like Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner)
Preferred Experience
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the following areas:
  • Software Development Life Cycle
  • Configuration Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communication Management
  • Building and Managing Project Teams
  • Scheduling (WBS/Level of Estimate)
  • Earned Value
  • Change Management
  • Quality Assurance to include the following aspects:
    • Creating test plans
    • Managing testing
    • Organizing results
  • Possess expertise in at least four (4) of the following types of systems:
    • Asset Management
    • Budget Systems
    • Document Management Systems
    • Financial Systems
    • Infrastructure Support
    • Maintenance Management
    • Management Reporting
    • Procurement Systems
    • Project/Program/Portfolio Management Systems
    • Business Process Improvement
  • Prior experience leading efforts where SDLC, Waterfall, Agile, and Hybrid methodologies were employed in System Design (e.g. system personalization/customization)
  • Excellent contract management, coordination and organizational skills
*** This is a contingent position pending contract award

Location: Baltimore MD

NOTICE: EO/AA/VEVRAA/Disabled Employer - Federal Contractor. FEI Systems participates in E-Verify, a federal program that enables employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States by providing the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at (888) 464-4218.

Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, disability, or genetic information, except where it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification or requirement. FEI Systems creates an Affirmative Action Plan on an annual basis. Pursuant to federal law, the portions of FEI Systems' Affirmative Action Program that relate to Section 503 (Persons with Disabilities) and/or Section 4212 (Protected Veterans), are available for inspection upon request by applicants and employees during FEI Systems' normal business hours.

Dice Id : 10408081
Position Id : 19-00117
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