1+ months

Project Manager II

Abt Associates
Rockville, Maryland 20895
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Organization Overview

Ranked by Washington Technology as a top 100 leader in IT services, Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.  If you want to apply your technical expertise to programs that help control infectious diseases, address housing and homelessness issues, and inform policies that create economic opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, we invite you to join our team. Our IT team of over 60 professionals collaborates across 45 offices.  As a member of our team, you will be on the front line supporting users around the world.  Clients have come to rely on Abt to provide innovative solutions with energy, creativity and top notch customer service.  Our company culture of continuous learning supports opportunities for long-term career growth and a balanced work/life experience.



Abt Associates seeks a qualified Project Manager to support internal corporate initiatives. The Project Manager will be responsible for leading multiple complex projects, such as financial and HR systems integration, software enhancements, organizational design initiatives, and financial audit readiness projects. In addition, the Project Manager will help to write processes, develop project management templates, and assist with enterprise project management office responsibilities.  The ideal candidate uses strong management consultant skills, such as problem solving, actionable planning, and interpersonal skills to produce tangible results.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of project charters, resource plans, budget estimates, stakeholder analysis, communication plans, risk management plans, process maps, work breakdown structures, deliverable definition, requirements traceability matrices, test plans, implementation plans, and training plans.
  • Collaborate with IT, Finance, Accounting, HR, and other Abt organization subject matter experts in the development of project plan elements and statements of work.
  • Monitor and control all project activities including third-party vendors.
  • Monitor and control project budgets including purchase requisitioning, accruals tracking, and invoice payments.
  • Accurately maintain project tracking data and report status as appropriate.
  • Perform regular and ad hoc executive level Project Sponsor updates.
  • Manage risks and solve problems.
  • Drive the project to successful completion on time and on budget.


Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in relevant project management, including 3 years participating in IT projects.
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and MS Project.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex Excel functionality such as pivot tables, vlookups, and nested “if” statements
  • Demonstrated experience with financial analysis, including revenue/cost reporting, variance analysis, and financial forecasting.
  • Expert level knowledge of Project Management methodologies
  • Prior experience interacting with, and reporting to, executive level stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Prior experience managing third-party vendors.
  • Prior experience managing large cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience managing multiple concurrent projects.
  • PMP Certification preferred.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Prior experience with Lean Six Sigma concepts and/or working in a CMMI certified organization

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Technology, or related field or 10+ years’ experience managing related projects.


Posted: 2019-07-19 Expires: 2019-09-02

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