Federal Project Manager II

    • Chantilly, VA


AbleVets, LLC, A Cerner Company, provides healthcare information technology services and resources to help the VA and DoD improve the lives of the people they serve. AbleVets has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated Federal Project Manager II to support information technology projects for our customers.  The position will be based on site in Arlington, Virginia.


The successful candidate will have diverse IT program experience, must be well-versed in full systems development life cycle methodologies, strategic information planning, business process re-engineering, and management practices. The Federal Project Manager II will be responsible for all program activities while delivering to scope, schedule, and budget objectives. Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans and directs work of individuals on cross-functional teams
  • Manage program finances with little guidance from direct leader and identifies areas for improvement in program finances
  • Assess, manage and reports on program risks, looking for opportunities in addition to potential problems
  • Create estimates and detailed plans for all phases of the program
  • Create Statements of Work for vendors
  • Support business development and sales activities
  • Ensure work products meet and occasionally exceed quality requirements as expressed in written form as well as in accordance with client's stated expectations
  • Monitor and control work, taking corrective action based on variations and puts mechanisms in place to minimize chance of same kind of variation in the future
  • Client relies on PM and often asks for suggestions related to the program
  • Understand how related programs in client environment influence one another
  • Provide ideas for improvement to direct leader, account leadership and client
  • Can comfortably discuss the domain in which the program is operating and is beginning to have specialized knowledge in some areas
  • Mentor less experienced team members
  • Deliver program reviews with some input from direct leader
  • Interview candidate PMs for organization
  • Identify team members with performance issues, coaches them to improve performance, develops and administers formal improvement plans as needed
  • Prepare and deliver performance reviews for team members
  • Exercise hire/fire authority
  • Provide insights and options while expressing plans and status through written and oral means
  • Create and deliver presentations with little guidance from direct leader
  • Help team members clearly understand how their tasks support the program's objectives while ensuring tasks are being completed
  • Express how the program's goals align to organizational objectives and other programs in the client's environment as well as the company's portfolio


  • Bachelor’s Degree and ten (10) years of experience.  Six (6) years of related experience can be substituted for degree requirement.
  • Previous Federal Contracting experience
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams of ten or more people on software development and general Information Technology projects
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience leading Agile programs
  • Demonstrated ability to create detailed estimates and plans
  • Demonstrated experience managing program budgets including P&L
  • Demonstrated experience managing and dealing with risk
  • Able to define, implement and use program metrics for scope, schedule, cost, quality and general decision making
  • Able to use program management tools such as JIRA, MS Project, SharePoint, as well as build and use analytical models (e.g., capacity planning, trending, etc.) in Excel or other tools
  • Demonstrated experience related to personnel management including performance reviews, interviewing, mentoring, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience managing 3rd party vendors
  • Demonstrated experience supporting business development and sales activities
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including team building, coaching and client relationship skills
  • This position may support a government contract and have access to classified or government protected information for which US citizenship is required
  • Must be able to obtain required clearances
  • Must be able to travel when needed up to 10%

Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • Experience with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
  • Experience with DoD Medical
  • Familiarity with servant leader philosophy

EEO Statement

AbleVets LLC appreciates your interest in our company as a place of employment.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.  AbleVets is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

AbleVets develops technology solutions for the U.S. government, helping federal agencies improve citizens' access to quality care and services.

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