Sr. Project Manager

Metro Systems, Inc. McLean, VA

MSI is looking for a Senior Project Manager to support our client in the Mclean, VA area.  Ideal candidates will have a strong background running multiple projects either software implementations working with COTS products or infrastructure based projects. 


  • PMP certification is mandatory.  
  • Self-directed, given a high-level goal.
  • Assists in planning and conducting Project Management Community of Practice meetings.
  • Strong knowledge of project management best practices and shares knowledge.
  • Negotiates and decides issues amongst teams and stakeholders related to project content, project execution, and team interaction.
  • Establishes and maintains lines of communication with:  team members, Community of Practice, business and technical staff, business sponsors, stakeholder’s governance body, senior management.
  • Banking or financial industry experience is desired. 
  • All candidates must be able to pass a credit, criminal, education, and employment background check.
  • Manages and coordinates medium, cross-departmental projects:
    • Multiple teams
    • Multiple, department level sponsors
    • Significant, internal divisional impact
    • Targeted, external customer impact
  • Project Leadership – 10 years of hands on project management experience
    • Manages the full life-cycle of the project following SDLC (Agile and Waterfall Methodology Experience)   
    • Applies project management expertise and best practices/tools to define and execute:
    • Scope Management
    • Schedule Management
    • Cost Management
    • Resource Management
    • Issue/Risk Management
    • Procurement Management
    • Communications Management
    • Change Management
    • Quality Management
    • Ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of projects through organizing, developing and routinely forecasting project plans and project budget to ensure.
    • Change Leadership – Manages the transition to ensure adoption of change, builds strong partnerships and communication plans with all project stakeholders and project team members.
    • Adheres to the PM processes and actively prepares for / participates in all structured project reviews.
  • Leading Projects
    • Leads and engages single or cross-functional project teams, which are accountable for design, development and implementation of defined solutions.
    • Ensures alignment of all project roles and responsibilities and they are articulated to each team member, modified as required, and accomplished throughout the project.
    • Provides clear feedback – both routine feedback (ad hoc discussions based on project activities) and formal feedback (reviews at key phases of the project or related to PARs / IDPs).
    • Monitors and measures staff/resource assignment results against project / task goals and accountabilities.
  • Vendor Relationships
    • Develop and maintain effective rapport with vendors.
  • Capability Development
    • Evaluates managements of projects, emerging methods, industry best practices and lessons learned to develop most current and innovative Project Management practices and standards.
    • Educates team members on emerging industry methods, practices and standards.
  • Communication
    • Provide consistent, concise, relevant, reliable and timely information to all appropriate internal and external audiences/stakeholders through a variety of media.
    • Ensures accuracy of information to enable effective business decisions.

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