Senior Project Manager in Herndon, VA

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Aerospace & Defense   •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 7 weeks ago


Talu, LLC, an Akima Company, provides federal and Department of Defense customers streamlined access to comprehensive Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment and initial outfitting services. Our combination of turnkey solutions and a single point of contact – and accountability – offers clients a seamless, stress-free move on time and on budget. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our 14,300 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.

Job Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing FF&E IOT Projects and the "after sale" of furniture projects. Position will work out of the TALU office traveling to client sites in and around Washington DC region. In this role, Sr. PM will oversee contracts from beginning to end and is the responsible POC to both external and internal stakeholders. Sr. PM responsible to effectively communicate all contractual obligations and issues to Project Management Office (PMO). The Sr. PM will assist in mentoring and growing junior staff as well as collaborate with Senior Management to establish policy and process changes and communicate changes to companywide.


  • Provide professional customer interface; attend client meetings to insure client expectations are met
  • Coordinate and/or attend internal and external kick off meetings
  • Work with PMO to understand and relay contractual project details to insure projects are properly setup and tracked within the financial accounting system (Cost Point)
  • Oversee the management of day-to-day administrative performance of assigned projects in accordance with contract requirements
  • Oversee tracking all expenditures against budget and verify quotes, purchase orders, and invoices for accuracy and alert PMO to any variances to original bid/budget or estimate
  • Oversee support staff to request and approve purchase orders (POs)
  • Ensure all POs are distributed to vendors and commitments are tracked
  • Develop, monitor and update the work plan, schedule, and logistics required to perform within the project parameters and scope
  • Adhere to all contract specific deliverables as required
  • Provide PMO with weekly status report, attend internal meetings as needed
  • Communicate schedule with customers/end users as well as internal stakeholders
  • Assist in sourcing products for quotation as needed
  • Assist Business Development with defining pre-award statements of work and vendor solicitation as needed
  • Ensure customer approvals and sign-offs are obtained in a timely manner
  • Forecasting cash flow and timing of customer sign-offs
  • Proactively identify potential risk or issues and escalate to PMO in a timely manner
  • Must meet all deadlines or communicate concerns with stakeholders
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Collaborate with Senior Management to continuously improve policy and process
  • Effectively communicate policy and process changes company wide
  • Travel to customer sites as required
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 8+ years of project or program management experience in Federal government contracting required with 2+ years in a leadership role
  • Ability to interpret CAD drawings
  • Experience managing large programs or multi-million dollar projects
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to collaborate with team members when needed and accomplish tasks independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, SharePoint preferred)
  • Strong time management, decision making, multi-tasking and organization skills
  • Excellent customer service acumen and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, influencing skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong business acumen, professionalism and integrity

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Minimal travel required outside of the DC-Maryland-Virginia areas

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.