• Sr. Project Manager

    Job Locations US-NY-Albany
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/9/2020 2:22 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Develop project scope statements.
    - Provide leadership of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) session to  identify specific project deliverables and defining accountability per unit.
    - Ensure business requirements and tasks are identified to create a detailed MS Project schedule.
    - Manage the identified project deliverables for completion by ensuring accountability per participating unit.
    - Develop and monitor risk plans to ensure mitigation strategies are in place and being executed.
    - Prepare and deliver project status reports to stakeholders.
    - Recommend changes to policies and establish procedures.
    - Monitor and facilitate the tracking and resolution of issues impacting the project.
    - Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Manage, perhaps through subordinate supervisors, the coordination of the activities of a section or department with responsibility for results, including costs, methods and staffing.
    - In some instances this manager may be responsible for a functional area and not have any subordinate employees.
    - Work on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends.
    - Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
    - Act as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and/or resolve problems.
    - Develop and administer schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.
    - Frequent interaction with subordinate employees, customers, and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas, other company divisions or units, or customers and the company.
    - Often must lead a cooperative effort among members of a project team.
    - Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determine how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
    - Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies.
    - Recommend changes to policies and establish procedures that affect immediate organization(s).


    Major Purpose:

    The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the facilitation and preparation of all planning activities and artifacts for all assigned initiatives. The Senior Project Manager will ensure that risk and issue plans are in place, manage to address all known risks, and communicate risks and their status to senior leadership. They will provide leadership for the project team to ensure that the project is delivered to specifications, on time and within budget. This role will provide leadership for continuous improvement initiatives and support as assigned.


    Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Create project scope statements
    • Conduct and document a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) session to identify specific project deliverables
    • Ensure business requirements and tasks are identified to create a detailed MS Project schedule.
    • Develop and monitor risk plans to ensure mitigation strategies are in place and being executed.
    • Prepare and deliver project status reports to stakeholders
    • Implement solutions to improve or enhance processes and services provided to our customers
    • Lead Continuous Improvement teams
    • Recommend changes to policies and establishes procedures
    • Receive assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
    • Monitor and facilitate the tracking and resolution of issues impacting the project.
    • Responsible for adhering to established safety standards
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for an extended period of time
    • Occasionally lifts, carries, or otherwise moves items weighing up to 25 pounds
    • Work is constantly performed in an office environment
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by management

    Education Required: 

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

    Background & Experience Required:

    • 7 years of related experience
    • 5 years of leadership/management experience
    • PMP certification highly preferred
    • Experience in Health Care/Business Administration or related field highly preferred
    • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office products (especially Project).
    • Strong skills in critical thinking, interpersonal interactions (negotiation, conflict management, consulting and mentoring), team facilitation/leadership, and presentation/public speaking.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects under time constraints.
    • Proactive, analytical, and process driven, with a strong focus on meeting deliverables and business requirements.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
    • Must be comfortable working in a team environment, as well as independently, and possess a strong sense of accountability and urgency in completing assignments.
    • Experience in managing major large corporate initiatives.


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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