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Senior Project Manager (P)
Ref No.: 18-00030
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
HMS Technologies is seeking a Senior Project Manager with significant writing and communications qualifications to lead a high visibility project providing support for Enterprise Project Management Office action item management and reporting, as well as oversee the development and deployment of related SharePoint sites in support of our nation's Veterans.

This is a remote position, with a preference of having the PM local to the Washington DC area. This position will be managing a team of IT professionals who perform input, tracking, management, and reporting of executive level action items. This position will also oversee the work of a separate project manager and their team who will be managing the related SharePoint development and deployment tasks. The candidate must have extensive experience with diverse IT projects, including SDLC, and with a particular focus on high-level and high-visibility communications and writing. Must have experience handling staff, schedule, tasking, and financial aspects of high-visibility projects. Must have expert level command of the English language, with excellent written communication skills. Must have proven experience and success in leading teams in high-visibility and high-stress situations, including interacting with C-level federal government personnel. Must be experienced in using SharePoint and all of the Microsoft Office applications.

To be successful in this role you will need to:
  • Be accountable for overall delivery of all aspects of the contract and deliverables
  • Possess the skills, aptitude, and professional judgment necessary to produce high-quality written correspondence on behalf of the most senior-level federal government officials
  • Be responsible for all resource management activity
  • Be responsible for overall project management, scheduling, and performance
  • Escalate issues and risks to the attention of Government stakeholders and HMS corporate leadership
  • Build a relationship with the Government Stakeholders through daily communications
  • Ensure progress of the schedule and related tasks
  • Understand and assess team velocity and estimating for tasks
  • Create and implement a detailed plan to ensure overall project health and success
  • Work with and guide your project leadership to ensure all responsibilities are assigned and owners are performing
  • Lead team meetings to track progress, risks, and issues
  • Lead client-facing meetings to provide information on activities, current state, and future plans
  • Establish metrics for evaluating progress
  • Ensure team is following all procedures defined by the contract and is on track to meet all deliverables
  • Interact with the client to anticipate needs and provide solutions
  • Display extraordinary written and verbal communication skills in the English language
  • Assume all staffing duties of team members in accordance with HMS policy and practices
  • Track costs for all personnel, both HMS team members and subcontractors
  • Manage relationships with subcontract partners
  • Help to identify opportunities for growth of HMS and participate in activities to secure new business

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree (or 10 years of relevant experience as a substitute)
  • Minimum of 15 years' relevant experience
  • PMP, PgMP, or Prince2 certification
  • Public Trust Clearance or the ability to obtain a clearance
  • Experience in conducting daily scrums in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment

Desired Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in English, Writing, Communications, or Public Relations
  • Experience working in VA or other Government agency
  • Local to the Washington DC area

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.