Public Consulting Group

Lead Project Manager - Education

Job Locations US
Posted Date 6 days ago(5/17/2024 4:00 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit 






Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Develops and maintains work plans with baselines and earned value reporting to monitor progress.
  • Establishes and implements communication plan.
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation.
  • Implements risk management process to minimize project risks and issues management to identify, track, and bring issues to resolution.
  • Regularly monitors and reports on progress of the project to all stakeholders, including the presentation of detailed periodic reports defining project progress, risks, financials, and solutions.
  • Interfaces regularly with the client team, project subcontractors, and the PCG project steering committee where applicable.
  • Responsible for overall project quality assurance.
  • Implements and manages project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.
  • Holds teams (within PCG and partner organizations) accountable to agreed-upon performance metrics.
  • Travels as needed (e.g., to facilitate onsite client engagement and participate in team meetings).
  • Defines and refines the Education Consulting PMO, including a set of practices that can be implemented systematically across every Education Consulting project, working in consultation with the PCG PMO.
  • Socializes the Education Consulting PMO among the broader team, providing coaching to support implementation.
  • Recruits, onboards, and coaches project managers.
  • Oversees project management resource allocation.





Required / Desired Experience: 



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (Required). 
  • 10+ years' of direct work experience in a Project Management capacity (Required)
  • PMP Certification (Preferred). 



Required Skills:



  • Commitment to exceptional client communications and service.
  • Creative problem-solving ability and a consultancy mindset.
  • Management skills, including the ability to effectively manage up.
  • Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management.
  • Ability to manage and mitigate risks, as well as identify solutions.
  • Capacity to navigate a complex and highly visible project, both internally and publicly.
  • Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget.
  • Ability to operate in both a team situation and independently with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and oral communication.




Remote Work Statement




This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:


  • be available during your set working hours
  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and
  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties



Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.









Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience.  As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $90,000 - $130,000 and a potential discretionary bonus of up to 10%. In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role, including medical and dental care benefits, 401k, PTO, parental leave, bereavement leave.

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.


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