Senior Project Manager

Mathematica Policy Research   •  

Washington, DC

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 171 days ago

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Mathematica's Health unit seeks aSenior Project Manager with experience in managing complex, high-profile projects and leading cross-functional project teams to deliver high-quality solutions for our clients. This position entails a broad array of roles and responsibilities and will include leadership within the context of project management, business development and across the organization as well as successfully managing client relationships.  As a Senior Project Manager, Health, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Lead complex projects and cross-organizational project teams that support government programs and clients in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Manage all phases of projects, including project risk, cost, schedule, quality, testing and communications according to industry best practices
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams, including technical developers, researchers, and analysts
  • Develop and manage client relationships, including communication of project status and risks in regards to the project constraints - scope, cost, and schedule
  • Develop and manage vendor relationships in support of multi-vendor project teams
  • Take initiative in ensuring projects are run effectively and with proper governance, promoting integrity in all endeavors
  • Participate and support in driving the continuous improvement of project management and operations processes, especially quality assurance activities
  • Mentor less-senior personnel in aspects of the profession such as leadership, methodology, tools, people skills and navigating politics
  • Participate in business development activities, such as proposal development, opportunity identification, and client meetings

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degreerequired; Master’s degreepreferred
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience managing complex, high-profile projects
  • Demonstrated expertise in systems design, project management, software development lifecycle, systems integration and/or requirements analysis
  • Solid knowledge of project management principles and best practices and familiarity  with project management tools, such as Microsoft Project
  • Strong supervision, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and effective presentation skills all geared toward coordination and collaboration
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the ability to resolve issues and build consensus among groups of diverse stakeholders
  • Experience with federal clients and contracts preferred (DHHS, CMS)
  • Knowledge of federal health programs desired (e.g. Medicaid, Medicare)
  • Experience with support tools (e.g. SharePoint, Confluence, JIRA, Hipchat, TFS)
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred
  • Experience with AWS cloud-based enterprise solutions a plus
  • Experience managing projects using Agile development methodology a plus
  • Experience in continuous improvement of project management and delivery lifecycle processes, CMMI level 3 process implementation, and/or other performance and process improvement experiences a plus
  • Strong public sector business development and proposal writing experience a plus

Job ID 771-1