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Project Manager III

Location: VA Vienna - Headquarters Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Description

Employee Perks

Why You Will Love Being Part of the Navy Federal Team:

*Competitive compensation with opportunities for annual raises, promotions, and bonus potential
*Best-in-Class Benefits! (7% 401k match / Pension plan / Tuition reimbursement / Great insurance options)
*On-site amenities include fitness center, wellness center, cafeteria, etc. at Pensacola, FL; Vienna, VA and Winchester, VA campuses
*Consistently Awarded Top Workplace
*Nationally recognized training department by TRAINING Magazine
*An employee-focused, diverse, and service-oriented workplace environment

Basic Purpose

To plan, manage, and execute all aspects of life-cycle projects from inception through implementation. To
develop project plans and deliver solutions on schedule and within budget in support of service innovations and
organizational and process changes/enhancements.

Responsibilities:

1. Ensures effective management of projects from inception through implementation.
• Defines, develops and executes project plans, including scope definition, expectations, activities, cost estimates, and schedules
• Works with the business group to determine and understand business requirements
• Manages projects from concept through the planning, analysis, design, testing, implementation, and transition phases
• Develops clear and concise “big picture” of projects within Navy Federal organizational goals
• Directs and leads Project Teams by developing and coordinating work plans, schedules, milestones, deliverables, and training
• Manages project budgets including risk and impact of changes to project plans
• Identifies and minimizes project risks or constraints that would impact project deliverables
• Identifies, communicates, and resolves branch/division/department areas of concern, or crossorganizational that may impede or impact other projects/initiatives
• Maintains/archives project documentation

2. Ensures project deliverables are met in accordance with customers’ expectations.
• Sets, manages, and communicates client expectations for the project
• Oversees project progress to ensure project documentation and schedules are in compliance with previously agreed requirements and standards
• Identifies, escalates and/or resolves issues associated with project(s) ensuring deliverables conform to established quality and schedules
• Monitors and controls risks to ensure timelines are met and project goals are attained
• Facilitates project team and client meetings for the resolution of project issues
• Provides project status reports to management

3. Ensures success of projects by working closely with Procurement regarding vendor contracts.
• Works closely with Procurement to clearly define and understand contracts, including language, scope, pre- and post-award, contract closure, basic legal aspects, and risk management
• Manages contracts’ quality assurance, including contract administration and execution
• Manages contract budget, cost control mechanisms and Change control

4. Serves as primary point of contact for project management and related issues.
• Secures resources and ensures optimum utilization of those resources, meeting budgetary requirements
• Allocates project team assignments to ensure accountability, establishes a team environment, manages personnel changes, and executes the training plan
• Manages, executes, and communicates project plan, changes, direction, approach, and priorities based on changing business requirements, circumstances, new information and/or budget considerations to 
stakeholders
• Establishes team objectives and assignments, reviews work products, and provides timely feedback to staff regarding performance; may provide input to team members’ performance appraisals
• Promotes team building and skills development of project team members

5. Performs other related duties as assigned.

LEVEL III:
• Manages multiple, large, and highly complex projects
• Participates in developing, modifying and executing department policies, standards, and processes
• Provides guidance on issues having department and/or organization-wide impact
• Works on complex issues requiring in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives and competing priorities
• Solves highly technical and complex problems
• Negotiates with or influences division/department management to facilitate project resolution within timelines and budget constraints
• Manages relationships with vendors, participates in contact negotiations, oversees contract quality assurance, budget, and cost mechanisms

Qualifications:

Level III:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, or related field or the equivalent combination of education, training, or experience
• Extensive project management experience overseeing multiple, large complex projects
• Advanced knowledge of project lifecycles, project management methodologies, and business requirements analysis
• Demonstrated skill directing and controlling project activities of a broad functional area
• Expertise developing and managing relationships across business units and the organization
• Extensive experience in leading, guiding, and mentoring others in a constantly changing and challenging environment
• Strong understanding of contact and their impact on projects
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Demonstrated skill in producing desired results and achieving goals and objectives
• Proficiency with PCs and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and project management applications)
• PMP Certification (or commensurate experience managing corporate-wide projects)

Desired:
• Advanced Degree in Business, Management, Economics, Finance, or related field
• Knowledge of Navy Federal’s, or other financial institutions’, operations
• Working knowledge of Navy Federal’s Project Portfolio Management (PPM) standards
• Extensive experience managing multi-disciplinary project lifecycles for financial institutions

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

Navy Federal values, celebrates, and enacts diversity in the workplace.  Navy Federal takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans.  EOE/AA/M/F/Veteran/Disability