Public Consulting Group

Lead Technical Project Manager

Job Locations US
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2022 1:37 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


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 has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. 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


Overall Responsibilities: 

Serves as Lead Project Manager for innovative ed tech software implementations and related client work focused on bringing equity, excellence, and education recovery to school districts. Implement Mission Control practices to support Program Manager and operations for approximately 15 Projects with varying degrees of interdependence.

Focuses on ensuring that projects and Partners are properly monitored and that work is delivered successfully via project management best practices; a key component of this is recording and managing Risks/Actions/Issues/Decisions (RAID) for the Program. Contributes hands-on effort, training and support of project leads, and work with the Education Practice Area’s Project Management Office (PMO) to implement standardized project management practices.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor projects to ensure that they meet or exceed objectives
  • Maintain RAID logs and other reporting tools, as necessary
  • Tracks priority actions and ensures that Client needs are satisfied
  • Leads the development of internal and external high-level executive reports
  • Ensure that Program leadership and company management are aware of any resource constraints and any project risks/issues
  • Fills in as Project Lead as necessary to maintain schedule and quality of service delivery
  • Monitor the implementation of project management best practices related to:
    • Project Planning
    • Scope Management (change requests, overseeing requirements) 
    • Time Management (schedules) 
    • Cost Management (budget, costs, and pricing) 
    • Quality Management (metrics, strategy, and testing) 
    • Communications Management (reporting and escalations) 
    • Risk/Issue Management  
    • Stakeholder Management 
    • Systems Development Lifecycle 
  • Provide project management support and guidance to consultants responsible for delivering Client work
  • Provide after-hours support and travel, as required



Required Skills: 

  • Prior experience in multiple private and public-sector organizations
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous technical project implementations, including new build
  • Strong organization and critical thinking –able to plan work efficiently and manage delivery within set budget/time limits and other constraints
  • Keen attention to detail – able to ensure that tasks are delivered as defined
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate and influence outcomes with project teams
  • Experience within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and/or new IT Product Development, preferably within the Education Technology domain
  • Strong written communication skills, able to be presented to Clients with minimal review
  • Strong oral communication skills, able to interact with senior leaders comfortably and appropriately
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (preferably with Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio)  
  • Proficiency with common Project Management Tools: Smartsheets, JIRA, etc.
  • Prior experience applying Project Management concepts, practices, and procedures (I.e., Project Management Institute’s ten Knowledge Areas)
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) valued or equivalent experience

Required Experience: 

  • 10+ years of full-time work experience
  • 8+ years of experience in Project Management – managing projects and project managers
  • 5+ years of experience in a client-facing role, interfacing with Senior Executives
  • Prior experience managing projects, programs, or departments greater than $1million, including budget responsibility
  • Knowledge of technology solutions (preferred: data services, digital credentials, digital wallets)
  • Passion for excellence and equity in K-12 education
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in a related field

Desired Characteristics

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Self-starter, problem-solving approach to business and technical issues
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management skills
  • Analytical skills, including the ability to document systems and user needs
  • Strong written/oral/visual communication and presentation skills
  • General awareness of education processes, policies, issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Google productivity applications



EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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