Public Consulting Group

Senior Project Manager - Education

Job Locations US | US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 4 days ago(6/27/2022 1:28 PM)
Job ID
2022-7663
# of Openings
1
Category
Operation Support
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

About Public Consulting Group

 

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (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 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education/.

 

Career Information 

 

Our commitment to our clients flows from our commitment to our staff. We focus our business endeavors on the public sector because we value the missions and constituents that government agencies serve. Core to our business is the fundamental tenet that a diverse workforce instills a deeper appreciation of our clients’ challenges. At PCG, diversity is valued and inclusion is an expectation. We want our teams to reflect the communities we serve and are committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting a diverse staff. This ensures a variety of viewpoints are included in our project work, enhancing not only the culture in our offices around the world, but also improving the level of service we provide to our clients.

Responsibilities

Education Practice Area

 

Our Senior Project Manager handles software implementations and production support using project management best practices. Our Senior Project Manager provides hands-on project management and support for multiple projects across the region in accordance to the strategic vision set forth by the Project Management Office (PMO).

 

  • Accountable for managing specific projects, from small to large scale ($100,000 to $3,000,000+)
  • Provide project management guidance and direction to consultants to support the PMO, and Region initiatives 
  • Actively utilize, and provide assistance to others on, project management best practices that includes but not limited to: 
    • Scope Management (change requests) 
    • Time Management (schedules) 
    • Cost Management (budget, costs, and pricing) 
    • Quality Management (strategy and testing) 
    • Communications Management (reporting and escalations) 
    • Risk/Issue Management  
    • Stakeholder Management 
    • Systems Development Lifecycle 
  • Work with local managers to resolve resource constraints and build capacity in client teams
  • Ability to direct team members in a matrix organization
  • Proven ability to apply advanced problem-solving techniques (root cause analysis, alternatives, and solutions)
  • Proven ability to apply effective communication techniques
  • Proven ability to build relationships with clients
  • Proven ability to identify gaps across projects and document strategy and recommendations to resolve
  • Ensure projects meet or exceed objectives
  • Advise and support strategic initiatives to develop and train consultants on best project management practices
  • Prepare internal and external high-level executive reports for managers and senior staff 
  • Provide after-hours support and travel, as required
  • Develop and deliver internal trainings as part of building project management capacity in client teams across the region, as requested

Qualifications

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8+ years of experience in Project Management managing complex, multi-year projects
  • Knowledge of technology solutions and extensive experience within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), preferably within Education Technology domain
  • Knowledge of K - 12 Education Technology Solutions (Nice to Have) 
  • Education consulting experience (Nice to Have) 
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) (Nice to Have) 
  • Able to work with a diverse range of people 

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to organize and plan work efficiently within set time limits and other constraints
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate and influence outcomes with clients, project teams, and development staff 
  • Proficient in Project Management concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Proficient in building and maintaining schedules using MS Project
  • Proficient in all aspects of working remotely with teams and clients

 

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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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