Senior Project Manager

  • McLean, VA
  • Contract

Company Description

Growthline Partners, LLC is a management and technology services firm with a core focus on providing software engineering, business analytics and project/program management consulting resources and services to Banking, Capital Market, GSE and Financial Service Sector clients. With a comprehensive understanding of technology as well as advanced strategy and management, Growthline helps clients by providing customized, lasting solutions that not only address their immediate needs, but also provide cost effective paths to achieving their strategic goals. We strive to meet the highest professional and industry standards and to provide optimal client satisfaction while delivering our core technology expertise.

Job Description

The Sr. PM will be responsible for the planning and execution of significant IT Infrastructure Projects from start (developing the business case) to finish (project close-out).
The Sr. PM will lead a cross functional team to achieve project objectives and customer requirements. Strong quantitative, analytic, and project management skills are required. The successful candidate will manage the seamless integration of complex infrastructure (storage, network, server, data center) implementations throughout the lifecycle of a project. The Sr. PM will manage scope, schedule, budget, quality, risks and issues, impact on systems, and dependencies to other IT Business Units within the company.
Day to Day Activities:
A. Support the management and planning of all efforts associated with the project including: development and management of work plans, define and deliver individual project deliverables as a part of the overall program deliverables, manage the expectations of all stakeholders, organize and address emerging project requirements, manage project relationships and integrations, manage more than one project team in delivery of commitments.
B. Develop and manage a set scope of work within the project to be delivered through effective expectations setting, communications, change management control, budget control and management, and overall business understanding of the project needs.
C. Actively support the project management team's efforts, to include: project plan, scope management, budget management, resource management, time management (activities, scheduling and task planning), communications, risk, procurement, testing, user training, program / project delivery, transition, maintenance and support management.
D. Report project progress, issues, and risks through weekly status reports.
E. Communicate effectively in both verbal (e.g. day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written (status reports, change requests) form, as well as have an overall ability to be clear and concise in all communications.
F. Effectively communicates key messages for projects by understanding communication requirements of key stakeholders, providing outcome-based, crisp and actionable communication, escalating critical issues and risks promptly, regular communication to customers on accomplishments, initiatives (scope, schedule & budget), application support, risk management, key next steps and clear owners of key next steps.
G. Accurately assess the risks/issues associated with each project and systematically manage and report on project risks/issues.
H. Ensure that the solutions meet all infrastructure requirements such as information security, performance, maintainability, scalability, and extensibility.
I. Ensure that sound practices are taking place. Replace old processes with newer ones where feasible, and provides feedback for efficiencies.
J. Thrives in an environment with changing priorities.
K. Drives for win-win results.
L. Perform additional job-related duties as requested.


Skills and Experience Required: Senior (7+ yrs)

A. 10+ years of technical project management experience implementing systems
B. Masters in IT, Software Development, or MBA
C. Project Management Professional (PMP)
D. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or significant experience with Agile
E. Self-starter who can work independently as well as in a group
F. Ability to report on project level plans to Technical and Business partners (of varying level from staff level to Executives)
G. Strong communication and influencing skills
H. Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project) is required
I. Develop metrics toward achievement of plans / projects
J. Experience with one or more of the following technologies: Mainframe, Storage Administration (EMC, NetApp), Network Administration (Cisco, F5), Voice Technologies (Avaya), E-mail Administration (Lotus Notes)

Skills and Experience Preferred

A. Experience with Planview
B. Earned Value Management

Additional Information

Due to the nature of this contract we can only condider candidates who are U.S. Citizens or current green card holders.