Project Director

4 months ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Information Technology
Minimum Clearance

About Engility

Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility and its Veterans Affairs (VA) Practice is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of consulting services in the Federal market.  Engility is creating professional opportunities for those seeking a growth oriented business environment. Our professionals work with Government agencies and organizations to create efficiencies, increase organizational and human performance, reduce costs, improve operating results, and achieve mission success.

Engility is deploying a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals to provide technical management and support services that will assist the VA Office of Information Technology (VA OIT) in delivering effective, consistent and timely program and project management execution throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).  Engility is seeking a Project Director to support an array of program and project management activities across a broad spectrum of IT projects.

Duties and responsibilities are to include, but not be limited to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of project management and SDLC best practices
  • Serve as primary Engility POC for Government/external/internal contacts
  • Define and manage scope, schedule, risks, communications, and change management issues associated with assigned projects
  • Manage assigned resources to meet the needs of the project and optimize staffing
  • Work with project managers and project leads to support resource management, stakeholder relationship building/management; facilitate cross-workstream and portfolio integration/collaboration
  • Engage stakeholders to engender active participation and build strong relationships on behalf of the client; establish and maintain a stakeholder roster and RACI charts
  • Manage assigned program/project(s), from initiation through closeout; ensure definition and monitoring of all milestones, deadlines, and due dates; maintain and manage an action item tracking system
  • Anticipate risks and develop actionable mitigation strategies; ensure VA PM is made aware of any potential risks/issues that could affect success of the program(s)
  • Define the standards and best practices for  development of program level artifacts, including leadership briefing, project roadmaps, plans of action, guides, project charters, governance, communications, program/project management plans and supporting plans, risk management plans, and other SDLC documentation; ensure on-time delivery of deliverables that meet Engility quality standards
  • Engage the client to develop trusted advisor relationship; demonstrate excellent client engagement skills
  • Define and address risks/problems/issues quickly and effectively; ensure communication with client/leadership as appropriate; perform root cause and other analyses to inform corrective action planning; present alternatives/solutions/strategies; implement approved strategies
  • Develop weekly and ad hoc reports as assigned (e.g., program/project status, metrics)
  • Ensure full engagement of assigned team members, providing mentoring and guidance as required
  • Facilitate discussions with Government and contract support teams in different phases of SDLC; monitor action items
  • Demonstrate leadership; establish and maintain a collaborative work environment
  • Work independently, with no instructions on routine tasks and with general instruction on new tasks, and collaboratively as a member of a team.

This position can be supported from a CONUS remote home office location.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Systems, Business or related scientific /technical discipline
  • 15 years of Project Management experience; 10 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Must have experience managing Information Technology related projects, from initiation through closeout
  • Demonstrated experience in  managing project support teams in a consulting environment
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and drive teams to excellence.
  • Must be well-versed in life cycle and project management methodologies
  • Experience in managing and reporting on costs, schedule and performance progress
  • Must be experienced in Risk Management and Metrics Program design/execution
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication, presentation, and technical communication skills
  • Experience interacting with senior GS levels within the federal government
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of tools, including MS Project, Visio, and SharePoint
  • Experience leading technical and software development teams in accordance with Agile methodologies

Desired Qualifications

  • VA project management support experience
  • PMP, Certified Scrum Master (CSM),  ITILv3
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a remote environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage resources for optimum utilization
  • Experience using the IBM Rational Tool Suite/SDLC management tools
  • Experience using Primavera
  • Master’s Degree


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