• Sr. IT Project Manager

    Location US-DC-Washington | US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 days ago(10/12/2018 1:48 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Information Technology - Project Manager
  • About NFF

    Incorporated in 1996, NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, Riverbed, and many System Integrators. NFF is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. NFF has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007. From Presidential Inauguration Network Design to an Enterprise Architecture Design for 85 Agencies and 45,000 Users, a Nationwide IP based Video Tele-Conferencing Implementation, or an Emergency Network Infrastructure Management Design, NFF is building what's next.


    We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance.

    About this Position / Responsibilities

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities

    • Lead the development and implementation of a broad, coordinated set of plans and programs to meet the goals and priorities of the IT department's internal & external customers.

    • Monitor & control project schedules, budgets, risks and issues while ensuring project deliverables are of the highest quality and meet customer requirements.

    • Participate in outside professional activities to maintain knowledge on developments in the project management, portfolio management and PMOs.

    • Establish liaisons with DC Water departments and other DC Water IT stakeholders to build relationships that will benefit DC Water IT.

    • Continuously improve project management toolkits and methodologies used within DC Water IT. We currently use CA PPM/MS Project as the project management toolset.

    • Provide expertise and consulting to junior project managers in the process of project management and in the softer skills of team dynamics, team building and group motivation

    • Keep abreast of technologies that are used to implement deliverables for the projects that you will manage. DC Water's core IT systems are ESRI arcGIS, IBM Maximo, OpenText Livelink and Infor Lawson.

    • Identifies, develops, and initiates innovations and solutions where precedents and procedures may not exist. Works cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes. Analyzes decisions and actions for their support of the larger area's strategic direction. Works with senior management to resolve more complex problems

    • Fosters and manages productive relationships with executive level sponsors. Handles broad-based, often complex, communication for internal and/or external audiences. Creates a forum and format for ongoing open communication within functional area or among departments.

    • Defuses emotionally charged situations and uses them to constructively build greater shared commitment to end goals of assigned projects.

    • Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on matters directly affecting project objectives (both business and project management objectives). Guides staff and project managers in learning and applying useful decision making approaches. 

    • This position is expected to be onsite 5 days a week, with very few exceptions (inclement weather, emergencies etc.)


    Basic Qualifications/Technical Skills:

    To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

    • Bachelor's degree in project management, engineering or any information technology-related field. Master's degree preferred.

    • Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible experience, with at least 7 years of managing increasingly complex projects in a highly technical environment. Able to work effectively and efficiently toward goals in a complex, diverse environment with multiple and changing demands. Known for effective leadership of staff. Passion for client satisfaction.

    • Understanding of the water utility industry (or utility sector in general) and its technology requirements and challenges. Especially critical for this position is a deep understanding of and hands-on experience with work management processes (work order management, work planning & scheduling, asset management etc.) and technologies (specifically IBM Maximo) plus mapping technologies (specifically ESRI ArcGIS). There will be no exceptions to this requirement.

    • Must have managed development teams, whether on-shore or off-shore on projects that use varying development technologies. Must have some knowledge of how these technologies worked and are used by developers and technical leads.

    • Outstanding record of project management success, both in results achieved (delivering projects on-time, on-budget and to specifications) and in use of professional methodology such as PMI's PMBOK. Must be able to demonstrate

    • Demonstrated track-record leading multidisciplinary teams, leading technical projects, and collaborating across business units to develop ideas and solutions successfully.

    • Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently. Good verbal and written communication skills. Strong planning and organizational ability

    • Deep knowledge of principles, practices and theories in project management discipline is required. PMI's PMP certification is a must. Knowledge of agile project management is a plus.

    • Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques and tools: 

      • Initiate: project charter, preliminary schedules/budgets

      • Planning: definition/scope/requirements

      • Execute & Control: scope, work plans, resources, deliverables, Q/A, transition planning, etc.

      • Close: completion and assessment 

    • Understands who is the client and what are the client's needs; provides realistic expectations; establishes specific customer satisfaction standards and actively monitors client satisfaction

    • Demonstrates superior collaboration skills and techniques which appropriately define alternate solutions; resolve conflicts; and create lasting, productive partnerships with clients

    • Projects a credible executive image when strategically communicating and planning for change

    • Demonstrates superior inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills.

    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in written form. Candidates will be required to provide samples of written project management documents.

    NFF Disclosures

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.


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