Project Manager
SDSE - Springfield, VA

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Position: Project Manager
Location: Springfield, VA 22151
Type: 3 month contract; opportunity to go permanent
Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Compensation: Competitive hourly pay; full benefits/medical insurance offered

Position Overview:
Seeking a candidate to manage an IT project during transition. This project is the redesign of a web portal application that also requires the upgrade of a legacy mainframe system. Although this Project Manager will enter during the middle of this project and leave before its end, they will be responsible for project development, managing the current team, and driving toward set milestones. Responsibilities include:
Defining business case, project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business objectives in collaboration with the project stakeholders and project sponsors
Developing full-scale project plans and associated change control and communication documentation
Managing all project stakeholders' expectations throughout the lifecycle of the project and provides status updates as required, including with Company executives
Estimating the resources and participation needed to achieve project goals and works to secure those resources
Delegating tasks and responsibilities appropriately to project team members
Planning and scheduling project timelines and milestones using Microsoft Project (or other tool as appropriate)
Identifying risks and managing mitigation strategies
Tracking milestones, managing project dependencies, monitoring contract compliance and projecting critical path activities
Managing changes in project scope and building contingency plans
Conducting project post-implementation analysis and creating a recommendations report in order to identify successful project elements
Manages, and has accountability for, budgets, personnel, business and technical requirements, contract review and processing, project task plans, task completion, change management, compliance, testing approach and benefit attainment for projects.
Uses problem-solving abilities to address project issues and shift priorities and timelines as needed
Provides active design, leadership, and advocacy of a continuous-improvement culture and related proven operational excellence methodology
Facilitates the development and implementation of significant process improvements within the company
Builds strong and positive working relationships with all functional areas within the company and understanding their needs

At least 5 years of project management experience, preferably in regards to information technology (IT) related projects
Ability to demonstrate expertise with project management processes, methods, and standards; PMP strongly preferred
Ability to effectively and efficiently manage a team and drive toward milestones
Must have effective problem solving skills, a proactive and resourceful disposition, and a tenacious attitude
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment, focused on transparency, accountability, cooperation, and communication
Bachelor degree (BS/BA) in business, information technology, or related field preferred

Company Profile:
SDSE is an 8(a) Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in the Washington DC metro area with offices nationwide and about 300 employees. SDSE is an award-winning professional services firm with a proven record of enhancing government and business operations; delivering effective, cost conscious solutions while adhering to strict standards of quality to ensure mission success. Core competencies include Management & Business Support Services, Information Technology, Administrative & Facilities Management, and Engineering Services. We deploy a responsive, flexible, and innovative approach to achieve the needs and goals of our clients and pride ourselves on the support we provide our employees to be successful.
SDSE is an equal opportunity employer (EEO).