The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Task Order Project Manager (TOPM), contingent upon contract award, to support innovation efforts developing capabilities that improve the ability to quickly identify and assess safety issues in marketed medical products. The position is expected to be in the Rockville or Silver Spring area of MD.
The TOPM position is a highly visible strategic position to ensure the assigned projects are prepared to support the FDA, risks and issues are quickly identified and mitigated, a plan for growth of the contract is established, and key staff are retained and any changes are managed and pre-coordinated with the Leidos Program Manager.
The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of Project Management experience. The person in this position will work directly with the FDA customer and the Leidos Program Manager to ensure success of all aspects of the task order including team leadership, client relationships, management for CPAR scores and improvements, oversight of strategic initiatives, supporting proposal and capture activities, and other support responsibilities. The successful candidate will serve as the TOPM typically responsible for organizing, directing, and managing the task order and all aspects of contract support functions involving multiple complex and inter-related project tasks, collaborating with the with the team to ensure that the projects meet their objectives within the resources proposed.
The TOPM will provide perform day-to-day management of task order-specific contract deliverables and timeline and is responsible for the overall direction of task order activities, including project planning, project financials, and staff direction. The TOPM will manage and maintain contractor interface with the customer's organization, consult with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review task plans and deliverables, ensure conformance with project task schedules and costs and contractual obligations. The TOPM will establish and maintain technical and financial reports to show progress of projects to management and customers, organize and assign responsibilities to subordinates, oversee the successful completion of all assigned tasks, and assume the initiative and provide support to marketing personnel in identifying and acquiring potential business.
Specific roles & responsibilities for the Task Order Project Manager position include but not limited to the following:
- Direct oversight of Task Order projects, including administration of task orders issued by the FDA and responsibility for ensuring work requested under the task order is performed properly and within the prescribed time and budget constraints negotiated between the Contractor and the Government.
- Direct management of personnel including, hiring, promotion, and termination authority within areas of responsibility, in accordance with manager review and approval.
- Oversee a large team of experienced professionals who exercise latitude and independence in their assignments.
- Manage and establish policies, procedures and goals for the successful completion of work within the task order that is within budget and schedule constraints, commensurate with Leidos and Federal policies, procedures and practices, and explains them to subordinates to ensure that such policies and procedures are effectively carried out.
- Maintain frequent interface and communication with FDA personnel, other contractor personnel, and other FDA customer representatives regarding multiple projects throughout the FDA.
- Establish and maintain an Innovation Center; develop a master plan for the prioritization, development and incorporation of innovative technologies projects comprised of large, complex IT application/system development, engineering, and sustainment efforts. This person will need to be very familiar with the Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC).
- Minimum Qualifications
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Requires a Master's Degree and 5+ years or prior relevant experience 2+ years of experience supervising or leading teams or projects.
- Direct project management experience providing solutions to FDA or similar civil government customers for at least 5 years and a proven record of capturing and executing business to encompass all aspects of the job description.
- Project Management experience with proven record of effectively leading and managing large, cross-functional teams, including academic, federal government, and commercial partners and multiple task orders to include those in IDIQ/BPA environments.
- Expertise and working knowledge of Cost Account, Risk Management, Staffing, Program Start up, Sales growth, direct customer communication with customer executives (Examples include the customer Chief Information Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Scientific Officer, project management office lead, key leaders, vendor leadership and others)
- Demonstrated contract and sub-contract management and negotiation skills
- Demonstrated experience in development of strategies for on contract growth and identification of new business opportunities within the area of responsibility.
- Demonstrated current and significant relationships with FDA or similar civil government executives and mid-level managers, particularly in complex information technology and scientific concepts.
- FDA customer experience and knowledge of their organizational structure
- Experience with successful deliverables in other FDA-sponsored pharmacoepidemiology contracts involving analyses of longitudinal healthcare data
- PMP Certification