OPPORTUNITY: Earned Value Management Consultant

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TPM is currently seeking Earned Value Management Consultant to work onsite or remotely.

Location: Columbia, MD or potential for remote.

The successful candidate will provide timely and reliable cost, schedule, and technical performance measurements to program managers in accordance with the established Earned Value management Software.

Please send an email with resume and salary requirements to mmhayes@techpromanagers.com.

Job Requirements:

This individual will work closely with program managers to provide guidance on the determining earned value variances for cost control, resource management, and scheduling.

Responsible for maintaining project baseline integrity, providing comprehensive variance analysis to appropriate levels of management and ensuring managers are made aware of actual or potential problems; Duties may include budget forecasting, variance identification and schedule analysis to advise team/on cost, schedule, budget, and calculated EVM metrics Impacts to project milestones, budget cycles and reporting on dependencies and opportunities for efficiencies are based on metrics, calculations, and resources.

  • Provide project controls oversight of project deliverables in efforts that include planning, analysis, design, development, test and transition of systems, standards, compliance, and improvement support for systems in development

  • Track project milestones by monitoring schedule and evaluating task progress and recommending controls to ensure alignment with project plan        

  • Analyze integrated master schedules and identifying and evaluating risk analysis

  • Work closely with integrated Project and Systems Engineering team to communicate status, and proper reporting of issues, resolution strategies and escalation as needed

  • Ensure rapid execution and on-time, high quality delivery of complex Project Management documents, reports and other project deliverables

  • Facilitate and participate in gate reviews to meet systems lifecycle requirements

  • Work closely with program stakeholders and document operational needs, functional requirements, and change requests

  • Assist in development and implementation of change control activities for validation of changes to existing requirements

  • Facilitate requirements capturing, tracking and analysis, elaborating work tasks, identifying milestones and work task relationships, in addition to status and progress reporting

  • Identify, evaluate and track risks as well as provide risk mitigation and contingency plans

 

Earned Value Management:

  • Utilize Earned Value Management principles and formulas to track project cost, schedule, and scope as defined in the project baseline.

  • Perform earned value analysis, provide oversight, participate in Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) activities, perform schedule analysis

  • Assess EVM reports provided by development contractor for accuracy and provide guidance and feedback as needed

  • Comprehensive knowledge of EVM industry standards and practices

  • Knowledge and application of various EVM techniques, such as Milestone analysis, LOE analysis.

 

Preferred Experience:

PMP Certification desired

Experience with PMBOK

OPPORTUNITY: Lead Planner/Scheduler

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JOB TITLE: Lead Planner/Scheduler

LOCATION: Greenbelt, MD

FULL TIME

WORK AUTHORIZATION: US CITIZEN

Please send an email with word resume and salary requirements to mmhayes@techpromanagers.com.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Planning & Scheduling (P/S) effort for a large Engineering project in the Downstream Hydrocarbons Industry.

  • Manage the successful delivery of Project P/S objectives through engagement and interaction with project team members

  • Facilitates and coordinates with Client project personnel to assure development and control of P/S systems and processes

  • Participates in the development of the project Planning & Scheduling strategy as part of the Project Controls and Project Execution plans

  • Contributes to forecasts and disbursements by performing schedule analysis

Requirements:

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of experience in an EPC project planning & scheduling function with experience and understanding of Planning & Scheduling requirements for Downstream projects

  • Previous experience with client in a lead planner/scheduler position is preferred

  • Full project life cycle planning & scheduling experience (FEL-2, FEL-3, EPC) is required

  • History of effective implementation of work processes on projects for planning & scheduling, control, and reporting

  • Excellent people skills as well as strong written and verbal communication skills are required

  • Experienced and competent in Primavera’s P6 CPM system as well as application of earned value measurement.

Benefits:

TPM offers a most attractive benefits package. We believe that it enhances service to our clients by reducing turnover and retaining quality employees. This is a summary of benefits available to TPM employees:

OPPORTUNITY: Project Manager

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JOB TITLE: Project Manager

LOCATION: Greenbelt, MD

FULL TIME

WORK AUTHORIZATION: US CITIZEN

Please send an email with word resume and salary requirements to mmhayes@techpromanagers.com.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to providing world-class support to government customer, project manager is responsible for:

  1. Overseeing and mentoring of all customer teammates assigned to his or her project. Responsibilities include, providing annual goals and objectives for the Team members and counseling and mentoring to ensure they meet or exceed the established goals.  Reviewing and approving timecards, ensuring assigned personnel meet suspense’s, and understand and comply with associated Company polices, within prescribed timelines.

  2. Supporting Company efforts to grow and expand work share within the National Capital Region.  This includes identifying early-on candidate growth opportunities and supporting writing and costing requirements related to proposal development.

  3. Ensuring his or her own mandatory training requirements are completed within the prescribed Company established timelines as well as all personnel within his or her own Project Team. 

  4. Provide company leadership candid advice on a myriad of personnel, business development, and training topics.

Qualifications:

 Preference is someone with 10+ years’ experience with the Company who is a strong communicator (written and verbally).  Individual must be committed to customer safety initiatives and policies, possessing the courage to care where appropriate.       

Benefits:

TPM offers a most attractive benefits package. We believe that it enhances service to our clients by reducing turnover and retaining quality employees. This is a summary of benefits available to TPM employees:

OPPORTUNITY: Program Management Specialist

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JOB TITLE: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

LOCATION: LORTON, VA

FULL TIME

WORK AUTHORIZATION: US CITIZEN

Please send an email with word resume and salary requirements to mmhayes@techpromanagers.com.

Program Management Specialist will assist with Project Management Plans (PMP), risk identification and mitigation strategies, milestone implementation and tracking, identifying best practices, formulating work plans, developing schedules, creating and assessing performance measurements, change management, business management techniques, and organizational development in support of the Program Management Office (PMO) with federal oversight to include performing various duties which require a background in project management principles; provide assistance with strategic planning; statistical analyses; support for briefings / presentations as needed; and support in drafting program related concept and issue papers related to the PMO responsibilities and activities. The Program Management Specialist is required to demonstrate written and oral communication skills. Work history can include commercial industry, military, or government fields.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Five (5) years’ experience in assisting with large, complex technical efforts involving multiple facets of large projects and programs.

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in related field, i.e. business management or equivalent work experience is required. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the PMO with internal coordination, vetting, and process management to improve overall quality in documentation regarding the execution of the PMO to ensure compliance with Governance process, policies and procedures

  • Assist with activities related to Governance regarding evaluating, planning and coordinating PMO activities

  • Provide support for strategic planning; documentation and reviewing mission needs statements; analysis of alternatives; concept of operations; operational requirements documents; and statistical information and reporting

  • Assist the PMO to provide support for program related briefings, presentations, and activities

  • Provide PMO support to assist with researching, analyzing, and identifying best practices, formulating draft work plans and schedules, assessing performance measurements and outcomes for statistical reporting

  • Assist with monitoring and reporting risks associated with the project with federal oversight

  • Provide support to assist with managing and developing long-term plans and goals

OPPORTUNITY: Systems Administrator

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Systems Administrator

Location: Greenbelt, MD

General Description:

Optimal candidates will have Systems Administration experience with routers and firewalls, Red Hat Linux, and Windows OS, etc.  

Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of Linux/Windows operating systems concepts and extensive systems administration experience related to CentOS, RedHat and/or SuSE.

  • Experience with one or more of the following Windows Server administration tools: WSUS, Group Policy, Active Directory, RDP, and Windows Server troubleshooting.

  • GOTS/COTS application, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; including OS hardening.

  • Dell Hardware installation, configuration, troubleshooting; including Server RAID Array.

  • Working Experience with Hyper-V and/or VMWare virtualization & cloud computing.                                   

  • Working Experience with setting up & troubleshooting Networking, Routers & firewall.

  • Preferred certification: Security+ and OS certification, Linux+, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide efficient and effective Operations Support of all supported network servers, both physical and virtual, as necessary to meet or exceed agency’s operational availability and performance requirements.

  • Provide for accurate, complete, and timely recording and reporting of all technical support-related activities, issues, and outcomes.

  • Support, maintain, and enhance as required, established strategies for server operations to ensure continuity of agency's business operations and timely recovery.

  • Collect, store, and analyze data relevant to monitored servers to perform and report accurate root causal analysis of all related issues and support trend analysis and forecasting.

  • Effectively manage the procurement and maintenance of all supplies, materials, and supporting software licenses and service agreements required to ensure supported network servers meet minimum performance and availability requirements.

  • Excellent communication, customer service, time management, conflict resolution, and problem determination/resolution skills.

  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery.

PLEASE SEND YOUR RELEVANT RESUME AND BRIEF COVER LETTER TO: JOBS@TECHPROMANAGERS.COM. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

OPPORTUNITY: Earned Value Management Analyst

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Earned Value Management (EVM) Analyst, Hampton, VA at Langley Research Center

Full Time

Job Description

Duties shall be to assist in the development of an Earned Value Management System (EVMS), EVM Implementation Plans; Train, mentor and advise Project Management on EVM development, techniques, interpretations, etc.; Work directly with Project Management to establish, develop, and analyze Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), IMS Analysis, Program/Project Budgets, cost and schedule baselines, Estimates to Complete (ETC) and Estimate at Completion (EAC); Develop consistent application and analysis of planning, scheduling, budgeting, forecasting, and tracking. Perform monthly analyses to identify financial and schedule trends and proactively work with Project Management to mitigate negative trends and develop recovery strategies to ensure that contracts are negotiated within agreed-upon parameters and within government cost control guidelines; Create presentations for internal and external reviews and present to senior management; Participate in and/or lead Integrated Baseline Reviews. 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business field and three years of work experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, across organizational levels;

  • Ability to communicate with quality, integrity and respect in a way that inspires others and encourages innovation and possibilities.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations, and complex instructions;

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;

  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments;

  • Ability to remain engaged, proactive and positive even in tough circumstances;

  • Ability to own assignments and be fully accountable for their success;

  • Ability to work independently while also being proactive to resolve work issues;

  • Ability to coordinate with other employees and as part of a team.  

Technical Skills

  • Coordinate EVM analyses, developing processes and standards for collecting, tracking, analyzing, and disseminating cost and schedule data; performing schedule risk analyses; generating comprehensive at-completion cost estimates; and preparing formal reports and briefs

  • Ensure adequate processes are in place to assess contractor's EVM systems compliance so data is accurate, reliable, and timely.

  • Develop, implement, and utilize assessment techniques to ensure EVM-related services and work products are of good quality, timely, and responsive to program needs

  • Advise PM on cost, schedule, and performance trends

  • Conduct EVM training

  • Report any significant EVM issues and recommend appropriate actions to resolve the issue

  • Coordinate and participate in Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs)

  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new software and applications.

  • Must have software skills including Microsoft (MS) Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint and Word); MS Project; and EVM Software (i.e., COBRA or MPM). Desired software skills include: MS Access; SAP; wInsight; Empower.

  • Some travel will be required. 

U.S. citizenship is mandatory.

TPM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Opportunity: Earned Value Management Specialist

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Technology Project Managers, Inc. (TPM)

TPM, a successful Project/Program Management, Systems Engineering and Organizational Change Management company with contracts in the federal and commercial space, is looking for key individuals to join our team.

If interested, please send an email to jobs@techpromanagers.com to discuss your candidacy and find out more about the exciting opportunities at TPM.

 Please note for the following position, we may have opportunities at multiple levels and other locations.

Earned Value Management Specialist

Full-Time

Location: Greenbelt, MD

Responsibilities:

Individual will provide full-time Earned Value Management support for Goddard Space Flight Center projects and operate Deltek Cobra and Encore Analytics Empower software for the projects. The projects have the requirement of using Earned Value Management as a management technique. The candidate must be able to follow NASA and Center EVM documentation.

The incumbent is expected to write local procedures and work instruction that correctly incorporate and comply with Earned Value Management concepts and Guidelines. Will effectively communicate EVM principles through the development or establishment of an EVM system or process within the projects. Can effectively communicate EVM tool and log principles through the development or establishment of an EVM system or process within projects. Demonstrates superior competencies in all EVM Practitioner activities in this area and contributes to internal project goals. Proficient in the application of advanced EVM techniques and management disciplines for such tools as Deltek Cobra, Empower, interfaces to SAP or equivalent accounting tools; and have experience with Microsoft Office Tools or equivalent business applications.

Professional demeanor, effective communications, and analytical skills are essential. Experience in the presentation of Earned Value Management reporting to all levels of a project team including senior management. Ability to work independently while meeting critical deadlines is expected. High level of accuracy is vital for this position.

Position will interface with multiple projects to ensure EVMS analysis of project and contractor reports are accurate, and processes are integrated. Can effectively communicate EVM integration through the development or establishment of an EVM system or process within a project. Demonstrates superior competencies in all EVM integration activities and contributes to internal project goals.

Position may require travel associated with representing the projects at contractor monthly status reviews, EVM meetings and conferences, and facilitating or coordinating Integrated Baseline Reviews or contractor surveillance. Ability to Coordinate and Facilitate an IBR and write local procedures to support these activities based on requirements.

Requirements:

Expert in Deltek Cobra

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Proficient with Earned Value Management analysis tools.

A strong willingness to be part of a project team is essential.

The ability to interface successfully with both business personnel and technical leads.

Excellent interpersonal, teaming, and communication skills.

Individual must meet government NAC and citizenship/permanent residency requirements for access to NASA GSFC. Extensive background investigation will be performed as a requirement of the job.

Education and Experience:

PMI's PMP certification or an Earned Value Professional certification is a plus.

Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and two to eight years of related project support experience.

As a growing engineering company, Technology Project Managers, Inc. is developing a team of engineers and program management specialists work to with its client partners to bring proven performance to our customers toughest challenges. Join us at Technology Project Managers, Inc., where were engineering a better tomorrow. 

Technology Project Managers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Opportunity: IT Infrastructure Engineer

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IT Infrastructure Engineer (2 FTE)

Location: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD

Period of Performance: March 15, 2019- April 25, 2020 with potential for extension

Response due date: March 7, 2019

Notes:

Optimal candidates will have Systems and Network Administration experience with routers and firewalls, Red Hat Linux, and Windows OS, etc. and is currently or previously working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).

If candidates experience in 1 or 2 out of 3 of the technical areas they would potentially be viable.

Responsibilities include keeping the mission software operational, installing (not operating OS), maintaining development equipment, creating support plans and procuring and installing new equipment. 

Duties include:

  • Provide efficient and effective Operations Support of all supported network servers, both physical and virtual, as necessary to meet or exceed agency’s operational availability and performance requirements.

  • Provide for accurate, complete, and timely recording and reporting of all technical support-related activities, issues, and outcomes.

  • Support, maintain, and enhance as required, established strategies for server operations to ensure continuity of agency's business operations and timely recovery.

  • Collect, store, and analyze data relevant to monitored servers to perform and report accurate root causal analysis of all related issues and support trend analysis and forecasting.

  • Effectively manage the procurement and maintenance of all supplies, materials, and supporting software licenses and service agreements required to ensure supported network servers meet minimum performance and availability requirements.

  • Excellent communication, customer service, time management, conflict resolution, and problem determination/resolution skills.

  • Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products.

  • Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. 

Experience includes:

  • Solid knowledge of Linux, operating systems concepts and extensive systems administration experience related to CentOS, RedHat and/or SuSE.

  • Experience with one or more of the following Windows Server administration tools: WSUS, Group Policy, Active Directory, RDP, and Windows Server troubleshooting.

  • GOTS/COTS application, installation, configuration, and troubleshooting; including OS hardening.

  • Dell Hardware installation, configuration, troubleshooting; including Server RAID Array.

  • Working Experience with Hyper-V and/or VMWare virtualization & cloud computing.                                   

  • Working Experience with setting up & troubleshooting Networking, Routers & firewall.

  • Preferred certification: Security+ and OS certification, Linux+, RedHat, Microsoft, etc.

Please send your relevant resume and brief cover letter to: jobs@techpromanagers.com. No phone calls, please.

Opportunity: Project Manager

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Position Title: Project Manager

Full-time: Exempt

Location: Greenbelt and Silver Spring, MD

Technology Project Managers, Inc (TPM) brings a team of seasoned Project Managers, Project Schedulers, Risk Managers and Engineers with a proven history of delivering high-performance systems engineering, integration and aerospace operations services to civil and defense agencies. TPM provides these services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Project Manager interfaces with engineers, program managers, and program controls analysts. Project Manager will keep the task status keeping program management and deliverable management updated on project schedules, monthly estimates-to- complete, and completion of required performance reports. Other responsibilities will be to coordinate planning, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility.

  • Must possess a strong background working with multiple contract types: Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Fixed Price Incentive (FPI), Fixed Price Level of Effort (FPLOE), Time and Materials (T&M), Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF), Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF), and hybrid contracts.

  • Project management or project control experience working with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS), Control Accounts, Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Integrated Master Schedules (IMSs), cost accounting and financial management systems, work authorizations, process management systems, and/or reporting.

  • Proficient with Earned Value Management fundamentals, risk management, procurement process, project controls, validation, planning and scheduling development and their application.

  • The preferred candidate will have basic knowledge of the Systems Engineering approach to design, development, integration, and product support.

  • Proven ability to handle integration and analysis of multiple project schedules.

  • Ability to develop and maintain integrated master schedule, detailed project schedules, ensure adherence to quality standards and maintain project control policies and procedures.

  • Experience in the identification, monitoring and reporting of project risks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five to ten years of experience providing program management, project management, systems engineering and technical direction to multiple complex programs to program personnel.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, Accounting, or other related discipline may be substituted for three years’ experience. MBA or Master’s Degree in Engineering is a plus.

  • Experience applying the systems framework on aerospace projects.

  • Must be familiar with the principles of exercising independent judgment, as well as a high level of analytical skill, in solving complex and unusual technical, administrative, and managerial problems.

  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills.

  • NASA, NOAA or Aerospace experience a plus.

  • Ability to document business requirements.

  • Proficient in COBRA, MS Excel and Microsoft Project.

  • Experience with Primavera, Deltek MPM, MPM Data Warehouse, Cost Point, Sequel Visual Basic, Agile and EVMP.

  • Certification in PMP or CAPM.

  • Well organized and an excellent multi-tasker.

As a growing engineering company, Technology Project Managers is developing a team of engineers and program management professionals to work with its client partners to bring proven performance to our customer’s toughest challenges. Join us at Technology Project Managers, where we are engineering a better tomorrow.

Technology Project Managers is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.

Please submit your relevant resume and brief cover letter referencing the position to: jobs@techpromanagers.com. No phone calls accepted.