Sr Project Manager

The Goal is seeking a Sr PM to support our client in Arlington, VA. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, with a strong technical background, with expertise in Project Server Professional, Project Web App (PWA), SharePoint, and Microsoft Excel. Experience working in a large PMO organization, exceptional people skills, and a desire to serve and collaborate with clients to achieve results, is key. 

Description:

• Serve as an expert power-user in MS Project Professional 2010 and Project Web App (PWA) performing detailed analysis of Portfolio, Program, and Project costs, schedules, health, risks and dependencies
• Analyze and evaluate project baseline information against variances and perform Earned Value Management (EVM) or equivalent to measure project performance and progress
• Analyze information and metrics gleaned using the Business Intelligence aspects of the PWA tool and provide IT investment-related, highly-detailed Portfolio, Program, and Project management analysis and reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis
• Provide expert-level support to our client’s Project Managers on project creation, project scheduling, custom solutions, and other ad-hoc management support
• Recommend innovations and improvements that align with current industry proven best practices used to control and provide visibility into IT investments
• Create Portfolio, Program and Project-level dashboards, views and ad-hoc reports and perform configuration adjustments and database customizations in relation to any new requirements, such as: creating changes to templates, custom development, creating project detail pages, customizing project team-sites, configuring work flows and creating specific web parts
• Streamline data submission and reporting processes and update standard operating procedures (SOPs) and process documentation as necessary

Requirements:

• Bachelor's degree
• 5+ years of experience managing and supporting complex IT projects and financial portfolios
• Advanced experience with Microsoft Project Professional 2010, Microsoft Project Server 2010, Project Web Access (PWA), MS SharePoint Server 2010, MS SQL, and MS Excel (including experience with Pivot Tables, macros, and regression analysis)
• Experience working in a large-scale PMO, serving multiple clients, creating, generating and customizing reports, as well as making improvements to the overall PMO reporting environment
• Experience working with both RUP-based Waterfall and Agile projects, and aligning schedules and deliverables for reporting purposes
• Experience developing technical processes and procedures and using portfolio management approaches and tools

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