Full Job Description
ECS is seeking a Junior Project Manager to work in our Fairfax, VA office.
ECS seeks a Junior Project Manager to support the development and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud Solutions for a DoD Customer, with emphasis on User Interface development.
We are a rapidly growing company that considers our employees to be our most important asset. People truly are number one at ECS. We are situated in Merrifield, VA - well positioned for most commutes in the Northern Virginia area. Our newly renovated office spaces are first class and provide an inspirational environment. We offer opportunities for telework and have some of the most interesting advanced IT business in the DC area. ECS has extraordinary customers who are thought and action leaders in the AI/ML field. We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits to the right person for this key position.
The candidate manages several concurrent projects and serves as Deputy for the Project Manager who administers the portfolio. The candidate has experience successfully completing projects using an Agile Management framework in a complex and uncertain environment.
The work is performed in a multidisciplinary team setting, supporting several lines of effort delivering revolutionary capabilities to the US Intelligence Community and Operational Forces in CONUS and overseas. The candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic about implementing new technologies where deadlines are important to national security.
The candidate will contribute to a critical pathfinder program for the Department of Defense (DoD) that is changing how we gather and share intelligence.
Coordinate a diverse team of technical and subject matter experts in the execution of a variety of requirements supporting several projects delivering actual capabilities to the tactical edge.
Manage Cost, Schedule, Performance (Deliverables), Scope and Risk for several concurrent projects in the portfolio to deliver customer requirements.
Work directly with the Government team daily to define requirements, adjust to changing priorities, and adapt to strategic challenges that influence focus of effort. Have the skill and ability to quickly respond to change over following a rigid plan.
Interface with support functions including contracts, procurement, legal, logistics and HR to execute program and project activities. Manage one or more subcontractors including preparing Statements of Work (SOW), conduct project Kickoff meetings, leading Weekly Status meetings and ensuring the successful delivery of contract line items (CLINS).
Lead and mentor project team members and coordinate with functional leads to acquire matrixed support to provide necessary skills to complete project tasks and work packages. Demonstrate the skills and values of a collaborative leader. Provide quarterly counseling and help your direct reports establish and track professional goals.
Prepare and deliver status reports. Provide weekly project updates to the Government Program Manager and ECS management team.
Demonstrate and cultivate the agile values of courage, openness, respect, commitment and focus within your team.
Must be a US Citizen
Must have a Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain Top-Secret/ SCI
A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Project Management, Business Management etc.
3-5 years project management experience.
Experience/proficiency with Information Management tools such as MS Project, JIRA, Gitlab, TEAMs etc.
Ability to travel occasionally in support of project activities CONUS and OCONUS
Demonstrated superior problem solving, communication and presentation skills
Experience with SDLC, Agile Management, and Project Lifecycle
Master’s Degree in technical area or business/project management
Top-Secret Clearance and the ability to obtain SCI
Military service network experience
Familiarity with intelligence community collection and exploitation techniques
PMP or equivalent certification.
Experience working with cloud technologies (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.)
Experience working with Department of Defense (DoD) organizations or performers
ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 3000+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.