Project Manager

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-16-2018
Since its founding in 2000, TeleSolv Consulting has been committed to helping organizations solve complex problems. Our solutions integrate sound management principles with the most appropriate technologies to assist senior executives in effectively managing programmatic, schedule, and technical risks.
Position Summary:
Position requires experience managing a variety of complex technology projects, business process reengineering (BPR) of complex enterprise systems, and technology product evaluations.  This job category will have three (3) levels:  entry, mid-level and Senior. Based on the interview results, the Customer will make the determination of which category a candidate will be assigned. 
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the day-to-day responsibility of managing BPR and Information Technology projects.
  • Communicate with the sponsoring organizations to assist in needs assessment, scope definition, risk and process improvement analyses. 
  • Responsible for drafting specifications, proposal reviews, work plan definitions, task management, overall deliverables and status tracking for systems integration and/or development.
  • Reviews project proposals and plans to determine time frames, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements and allotment of available resources to various project phases.
  • Leads and motivates cross-functional project teams.  Manages, directs, guides and coordinates project teams through SPR, project launch, system selection and integration, data conversion/migration, QA/QC testing, training and system implementation to ensure projects are on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Implements best practices and project management methodologies appropriate to the project(s) scope.
  • Develops and manages the project schedule, using Primavera Scheduler, MS Project, Project Scheduler or similar project management tools.
  • Reviews status reports prepared by contractor and project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.
  • Prepares project reports for management, clients or others.
  • Conferring with project team members to provide technical advice and resolve problems.
  • Performing power system engineering and deployment management.
  • Managing software quality assurance testing, software error reporting, software correction and verification.  Maintains a database for recording software errors and corrections for each project.
  • Conferring with project members to outline work plans and to assign duties, responsibilities and scope of authorities.
  • Using Internet tools to continuously communicate with project parties.
  • Conducting regular project meetings with the contractor and stake-holders to monitor progress and disseminate actions required.
  • Proactively solving problems to ensure milestones are met and projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Conducts and evaluates post-mortems to improve future projects.
  • Responsible for ensuring and maintaining a long-term outlook for system(s) the project manager represents.
  • Manages project issues, revises plan as necessary and communicates changes to the project team members.
  • Maintains close contact with project sponsor(s) ensuring shared vision, stakeholder buy-in and project support.
  • Personally responsible for ongoing self-improvement of management, technical, analytical and business skills.
  • Preparing and evaluation proposal/solicitations.
 Knowledge Abilities and Skills: 
  • Extensive knowledge of system integration, testing and change management.
  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge of business process analysis and benchmarking techniques.
  • Ability to apply technology to solve business problems.
  • Ability to understand computer software at the “power user” level.  Familiarity with Microsoft Office products, database and ability to master new programs quickly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to accurately communicate with non-technical individuals on technical matters.
  • Strong ability to lead and to influence.
  • Ability to gather appropriate information and make sound decisions.
  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply new technologies and products.
  • Ability to work with others as a team to ensure strong customer relationships and satisfaction.
  • Ability to track and organize multiple projects and/or a single large project, including project team activities.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
Minimum Qualifications:
Recent verifiable experience working on Transit Industry Projects.  With demonstrated knowledge of voice, data and power systems. 
  • Must have a minimum seven (7) years of Information Technology.
  • Project management experience and consulting experience.
  • Proven track record managing successful large enterprise system implementation projects, involving current information technologies and/or SPA.
  • Designing low and high voltage AC/DC power systems.
  • Formal training and experience in Project Management, estimating, cost and schedule management, variance reporting and electronic project management tools such as Primavera, MS Project and Project Scheduler.
  • Familiarity with Internet access, e-mail and web hosting technologies.
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