The Senior Project Manager (SPM) manages the full range of the project management lifecycle for various components within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS has a continuing requirement for Secure Enterprise Network Systems, Services and Support (SENS3) for the continued operations and maintenance and evolution of the Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) and the Classified Local Area Network (C-LAN). The SPM may be called upon to manage projects for both the C-LAN and HSDN networks. The SPM is responsible for planning, organizing, securing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific program goals and objectives. Duties may include ensuring that all programs run within scope, time, and budget constraints. The SPM interfaces with task and functional leaders, subcontractors, and support personnel. Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program/family goals and business results. Recommends and implements new solutions, processes, policies, standards in support of function’s strategy and operations. Solves problems that are complex and typically impact multiple area or disciplines. Provides measurable input to new solutions, processes or standards in order to achieve functional/project objectives. Requires ability to communicate with executive leadership (internally or client) regarding matters of significant importance to the organization/project. Works to convince others to accept area’s view/current practices and agree/accept new concepts, practices and approaches. Has expert knowledge of industry practices, advanced techniques and solutions within a professional discipline to develop new standards, processes, and solutions.
The SPM position will analyze, design, test, and evaluate customer requirements for computer workstations, printers, scanners, network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), internet, intranet, and other data communications systems. Tasks include preparing cost estimates for business requirements and follow the project through to completion (deployment); researching and recommending network and data communications hardware and software; establishing a good working relationship with customers and keeping customers informed of project status. The SPM will work within a matrix organization to achieve project goals and assist less experienced Project Managers in building skill sets.
- Work in a dynamic and demanding work environment
- Brief staff members and contribute solutions to decisions
- Work cooperatively as a team member and provide recommendations to DHS – building effective customer relationships
- Work independently with minimal or no supervision
- Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
- Possess strong customer relationship management projects
- Be able to manage multiple projects at the same time
- Clearance Requirement: Top secret (Must be able to obtain TS/SCI)
- BA degree and 12 – 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience.
- Knowledge of network systems and components
- Knowledge of Cisco and Juniper components
- Experience in the DHS environment
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Proj and Prog Management
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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