Director of Project Management

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Industrial & Manufacturing

Job ID: 142014

Date Posted: 06/14/2019


Job Title: Director of Project Management

Location: Gaithersburg, MD

Job Overview: 

The Director of Project Management is responsible for defining, establishing and implementing the project management policy, methodology and tools. Based on these the DPM is responsible for the successful planning, staffing, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, controlling and closure of company projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Developing a comprehensive plan for all designated projects
    • Defining project scope (Statement of Work) and its work breakdown structure
    • Defining activities and the sequencing and dependencies of each
    • Estimating time, costs and resource requirements for each task
    • Developing a resource and project organization pan
    • Developing the project master schedules and determining the critical path
    • Developing a budget
    • Developing a risk plan
  • Staffing, launching and implementing the project
    • Building the project team
    • Setting schedules for individual task reviews and overall project reviews
    • Establishing performance expectations for project team members
  • Periodically assessing the project’s status and its overall performance against deliverables, schedule and budget
    • Maintaining an “estimate to complete”
    • Determining the degree of earned value
    • Assessing risks and determining mitigation strategies
  • Reporting project status to cognizant executives and other stakeholders.
    • Conducting project reviews
    • Taking remedial action to fix issues affecting project performance
    • Escalating project issues to the executive sponsor and other executives
  • Establishing and managing a change order process to control scope creep
  • Closing projects that have ended 

Qualifications: Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proven working experience as a manager with oversight for budgets, schedules and deliverables
  • Knowledge of medical/IVD devices and/or bioinformatics a plus. 

Qualifications: Licenses and Other Credentials: 

  • PMI certification is desired: CAPM, PMP, etc.
  • Proficient in using MS Project or other PM tools

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