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Senior Project Manager

Job ID 691-3

Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on health care, disability, education, welfare, nutrition, and related topics.  Our mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Senior Project Manager to work within our Enterprise Project Management Office.  As a Senior Project Manager you will be part of our Business Operations group within the Administration division. In this role you will manage a portfolio of client-facing and internal projects.  You will be responsible for all aspects of project management, including day-to-day project activities, resource and schedule management, risk management (assessment, mitigation, and monitoring), and task prioritization. You also will work closely with the Enterprise Project Management Office to develop and implement best practices and standards.

We offer our employees a stimulating team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of employee ownership.

Duties of the position:

  • Identifies relevant internal and external stakeholders and communicate effectively with them

  • Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget

  • Plans and executes projects based on client priorities and project scope

  • Manages resource availability and allocation

  • Develops detailed project plans to track progress

  • Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques

  • Reports and escalates risks and issues to management as needed

  • Manages relationships with the project team and stakeholders

  • Performs risk management to minimize project risks

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties

  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation

  • 5 years of experience in a high intensity project management environment, preferably related to business analysis, government program operations, management consulting, or research

  • Experience managing projects for federal, state, or local government contractors; experience working with Department of Health and Human Services contractors preferred

  • Strong academic background with a minimum of a BA or BS degree in a relevant field (Business, Economics, Management, Operations, or Public Policy)

  • Solid knowledge of the project management lifecycle/PMBOK with PMP certification preferred

  • Interest in government contracting and/or management of government contracts for quality, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and technological innovation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and writing abilities

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project Online or Microsoft Project Server, and Microsoft SharePoint

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Accuracy with work, strong organizations skills, and attention to detail

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others

    • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure

    • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and work in a multi-disciplinary team setting

    • Ability to work independently for long periods of time

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three references.  You will be sked to attach these materials during the online application process.  Please click the “Apply Now” icon after the position description to attach your documents.

    Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on a project.  If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

    Available Locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Ann Arbor, MI; Oakland, CA; Chicago, IL; Woodlawn, MD 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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