Public Consulting Group

Contract Technical Project Manager

Job Locations US
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2022 1:39 PM)
Job ID
2022-8172
# 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 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 http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education/.

Responsibilities

  • Overall Responsibilities: 

    Serves as project management leader for innovative ed tech software implementations and related client work focused on bringing equity, excellence, and education recovery to school districts. Entails managing and supporting multiple projects with varying degrees of interdependence. Ensures that projects are delivered successfully and that they are aligned with project management best practices. 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: 

    • Responsible for implementing 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
    • Ensure that local managers are engaged to resolve resource constraints and any project issues
    • Monitor projects to ensure that they meet or exceed objectives
    • Implement strategic initiatives designed to develop consistency across consulting projects
    • Prepare internal and external high-level executive reports for managers and senior staff
    • Provide after-hours support and travel, as required

     

Qualifications

Required Skills: 

  • 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: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • 3+ years of work experience in the public or private sector
  • 3+ years of experience in Project Management managing projects
  • Knowledge of technology solutions (preferred: data services, digital credentials, digital wallets)
  • Passion for excellence and equity in K-12 education

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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