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Project Manager

We are looking for a Project Manager for a very large multi-year federal government Department of Veterans Affairs project. The incumbents will be active participants involved at the pillar level providing guidance and oversight to underlying projects working in Agile project delivery teams. This role brings extensive practical experience with the techniques and approaches required in delivering Agile projects using Java that are complex in nature. The Project Manager is expected to be skilled in project planning and execution to deliver the requested software solution.  Resources with experience as a project manager on Department of Veterans Affairs are preferred.

Candidates for this position must reside within a reasonable commuting range of either Washington D.C or Austin, TX.

Required Experience, Education and Skills

  • BS degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional experience in project management domain is required
  • Experience as a PM with the Department of Veteran Affairs is preferred
  • Experience implementing financial management systems, or overseeing Government financial management projects.
  • Experience implementing a COTS financial product like CGI’s Momentum, Oracle Financials, SAP, PeopleSoft
  • Has working knowledge of healthcare business domain
  • Currently has or is able to obtain Medium Level Security Clearance (MBI)
  • Current VA access is preferred but not mandatory for this position
  • Managing and leading the project team
  • Managing co-ordination of the partners and working groups engaged in project work
  • Detailed project planning and control including:
    • Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan
    • Managing project deliverables in line with the project plan
    • Recording and managing project issues and escalating where necessary
    • Resolving cross-functional issues at project level
    • Managing project scope and change control and escalating issues where necessary
    • Monitoring project progress and performance
    • Providing status reports to the project sponsor 
    • Managing project training within the defined budget 
    • Liaises with, and updates progress to, project board/senior management
    • Managing project evaluation and dissemination activities
    • Managing consultancy input within the defined budget
    • Final approval of the design specification
    • Working closely with users to ensure the project meets business needs
    • Definition and management of the User Acceptance Testing program
    • Identifying user training needs and devising and managing user training programs
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