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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Senior IT Project Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position:

The Senior IT Project Manager is responsible for leading complex, strategic, cross functional projects with a high level of autonomy. The Senior IT Project Manager will lead a variety of different types of IT projects including launching new products and services, large-scale application development and systems integrations, operational efficiency improvements and infrastructure upgrades and deployments. The Senior IT Project Manager will manage subcontractors, mentor Project Managers, help to identify training needs, drive adoption of standards, practices and participate in the administration of the IT PMO’s policies, procedures, SOPs, and reports. The Senior IT Project Manager is accountable for the on time, on budget, on scope delivery of the intended business outcomes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Drives adoption of standards, project management methods and tools, selecting appropriately from plan-driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.

  • Work with PMO to facilitate successful project management execution and service delivery

  • Ensures that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained.

  • Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.

  • Ensures end results are of the highest caliber with a clearly articulated scope and quantifiable business benefit

  • Leads and manages large, complex projects often involving multiple internal and external constituents and matrix partners

  • Manages scope and risk to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed upon time, cost, and quality parameters

  • Monitors, controls, and validates financial forecast, resources, and capital costs against the project budget and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures in alignment with project stakeholders’ expectations.

  • Develops communication plans and appropriate vehicles to execute on responsibilities

  • Represents the project in briefings to sponsors, key stakeholders, governance and inter-department forums

  • Defines and tracks project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated project schedule and delivery plan

  • Develops the project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, risk plan, and related project management artifacts; publishes periodic project status reports

  • Provides leadership for project managers by coaching, mentoring, and motivating them to adhere to project milestones and achieve project goals and service delivery outcomes.

  • Proposes recommendations and adjustments for continuous improvement

  • Participates in the administration of the IT PMO PPM software and metric reporting

  • Acts as a liaison between the IT PMO and business-led projects to support IT PMO project management standards and processes

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or related field.

  • Eight (8) years of demonstrated outcome delivery across different types of high-value IT projects or equivalent experience of which five (5) should be hands on project management in an IT environment managing a variety of complex projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP certification required

  • Possess a high level of business acumen; understanding the business need for each project and the ability to make decisions based on what is best for the organization

  • Leadership proficiency in managing large, matrix work teams of internal and external partners and customers

  • Demonstrated experience successfully managing multiple projects within agreed to scope, schedule and budget

  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, facilitation skills, and the ability to assess and manage client expectations

  • Proven ability to manage subcontractors from RFP stage through evaluation, selection, contracting, and execution of work plans

  • Advanced understanding of the IT project lifecycle as well as various project methodologies, and the ability to select the appropriate methodology for a particular project

  • Must possess a high degree of comfort with ambiguity

  • Demonstrated ability to make continuous improvement a priority

  • Ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data to help drive process improvement

  • Possess the ability to perform project reviews; assessing project health and identifying problems as well as noteworthy areas; and if asked, confidently turn a troubled project around

  • Experience mentoring less experienced staff

Supervisory Responsibilities


The following COVID-19 provisions will apply to selected candidate(s) hired:

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Information Technology

Job Type Full-Time