Junior Project Manager

Deltek, Inc. - Herndon, VA (30+ days ago)3.9


Deltek is growing our Project Management team and seeking to hire a Junior Project Manager for our Herndon, VA Headquarters.

The Junior Project Manager will own small task orders and projects, as well as support more senior PM's on larger engagements. This is a hands-on project management opportunity where you will be working side by side with seasoned project managers as a contributing member of our PMO.

Responsibilities will include:
Coordinates and monitors small and low-risk billable projects from initiation through delivery.
Ensures that billable projects remain on schedule and within budget.
Ensures projects are executed and completed according to the project plan.
Remains aware of any potential problems and works to mitigate any risks.
Monitors project deliverables and progress through continuous communication with project members.
Focuses on operational excellence, execution, and prioritizes projects and tasks effectively.
Serves as liaison between the company and client in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met.
Able to develop basic project plan for management review and approval.
Keeps appropriate people informed of project progress and financial status on a periodic basis.
Disseminates information on any problems or potential delays and escalates issues to management attention.
Responsible for monthly status reports including actual vs budget reporting and analysis.
Supports a senior Project Manager on a large project.

Qualifications

Education & Experience:
B.A./B.S. in Business, Computer Science, Marketing, or in a related field
Project Coordination experience between 1-3 years
General Industry experience between 0-3 years
Certified Associate Project Mgr Certification

Preferred Technical Knowledge & Skills:
Basic knowledge of the product and project financial analysis (actual to budget as well as forecast to actual).
Basic ability to manage multiple small and low-risk projects or work as part of a PM team on a large project.
Basic time management, communications, decision making, presentation, human relations, and organization skills. Able to resolve problems in a timely manner and can identify when an issue needs to be escalated.

Customer and Industry Knowledge:
Provides a positive impression of DGS by exceeding customer (internal/external) expectations and incorporates customer service into all aspects of work plan.
Basic knowledge and understanding of business, technological and competitive trends.
General understanding of technical, cost, risk and business implications of potential decisions on other projects and client needs and incorporates these into recommendations.

Other Competencies and Attributes:
Demonstrates ability to handle multiple tasks.
Possesses analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Effective team member who provides value added contributions and leverages skills for betterment of the team.
Proactively seeks opportunities to improve current processes and procedures.