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Project Manager


The MSA IM organization requires a Project Manager to work with the IS/SES managers and other IS/SES project managers, assisting with the management of critical IM projects and interfacing with IM subcontractors. The Project Manager assists with all phases of IM projects from concept to completion maintaining project documents, deliverables, and reporting.

Engineers assigned to this subcontract will, at all times, remain employees of the Subcontractor, but work will be managed by MSA.


Provide project management support to plan, execute and finalize projects at the Hanford Site according to strict deadlines and within budget. Project Management includes the assessment, maintenance, documentation, modernization, testing and program implementation functions. The Project Manager, in coordination with other Project Managers and management, is also responsible for acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Responsibilities may include the support of legacy systems, Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) and the production of new systems.

The candidate must be able to develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with peers, staff supporting IM subcontractors and customer base. This includes communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, exercising sound judgment and discretion, as well as working well under pressure and efficiently on short turnaround assignments.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

• Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with staff, management and stakeholders.
• Act as the Scrum Master for Agile meetings, document user stories/requirements, conduct demonstrations/sprint planning meeting with customers, understand and help coach other project managers on agile software development methodology.

• Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
• Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
• Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
• Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
• Track project milestones and deliverables.
• Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
• Conduct project postmortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
• Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
• Develop software documentation such as software management plans, system requirements, test plans, etc.
• Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
• Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
• Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
• Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
• Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
• Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
• Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
• Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

The project manager will work directly with managers, other project managers, software engineers, and customer subject matter experts.


Basic Qualifications

BA/BS degree in Computer Science/IT/related field plus 8 years of progressive information technology related leadership or Agile project management experience OR a combination of education and work experience (2 years of work experience is considered equivalent to 1 year of formal education)

• Minimum of 5 years’ direct work experience in a disciplined IT project management framework, including all aspects of process development and execution.
• Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project and Team Foundation Server, as well as technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Office, Excel and SharePoint.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work in a team-oriented collaborative environment
• Highly self-motivated and self-directed
• Strong customer relationship skills
• Ability to support a staff of technical subject matter experts during non-standard business hours.

Desired Qualifications

Minimum 3 years project management experience on a large-scale project (s) with significant impact on business operations.

• Minimum 5 years direct work experience in an Agile IT project management capacity, including all aspects of process development and execution.
• Experience in the compliance of the Hanford contractors’ Software Quality Assurance procedures including development and writing of IT documentation
• Project management experience in Hanford’s Electrical Utilities IT projects
• Project management experience in the Hanford Site execution of 508 compliance
• Project management experience in Hanford Site IT projects including training tracking and project controls

Work Location / Potential Access Requirements
The primary work location is 2261 Stevens, Richland Washington, well as other Hanford Site work locations. Location is subject to change. Work including meetings may also be conducted on the Hanford site at various locations.

Site Access and Work Hours
Hanford personnel at the Hanford Site work a standard 4/10 schedule. The standard work week consist of ten (10) hours of work between 6:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with one-half hour designated as an unpaid period for lunch, Monday through Thursday. Alternate work schedules may be coordinated with and approved by the BTR.

Work performed outside normal operating hours shall be coordinated and/or approved through the BTR and/or the Contract Specialist prior to performing the work.

For persons with disabilities: If you require assistance completing, or are unable to complete the online resume/application process, please contact:

Human Resources @ (803) 644-0070
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4pm

237 High Gate Loop
Aiken, SC 29803

Value Added Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

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