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Project/Task Manager in West Des Moines, Iowa
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 28,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IT Project Manager
Applicant will lead the management of projects and/or IT solutions delivery to meet organizational business needs, which may include areas such as application development, systems integration, operations and support, technology, infrastructure, and policy.
The applicant will work closely with customer executives and technical managers to define needs or scope, and manage the planning, implementation, operation, maintenance and life cycle support of software applications, IT infrastructure projects, and special projects. The position will include independent project planning, tracking and control as well as reporting progress to executives. The applicant must be able to provide an assessment of project risks and develop mitigation and contingency plans to meet productivity, quality and customer goals and objectives.
Required Skills/Abilities
• Demonstrated project scoping, planning and scheduling experience, creating a WBS, managing to milestones and resource loading.
• Self-starter to hit the ground running with minimal oversight and day-to-day direction
• Effective communicator with strong leadership attributes
• Ability to provide technical, administrative, and operational management of assigned project or tasks, including contract and subcontractor management
• Proactively manage project deliverables with little supervision, resolving action items, issues and risks.
• Identifies and articulates resource needs and roles and responsibilities within the team and stakeholder organizations.
• Accurately determine, assign, track and manage project tasks and resources per defined processes; which includes weekly status meetings and updates to project schedules
• Ability to forecast work to meet budget
• Information Technology (IT) project-based Experience
• Ability to write business requirements/technical requirements
• Ability to multi-task while protecting quality and integrity of tasks
• Experience with project delivery across multiple sub-contractors and/or geographic locations
• Excellent interpersonal skills (Leadership, Negotiation, Influence, Mentoring)



Education/Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in a related business or technical discipline or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work/military experience.
• 8-10 years of related experience
• Vast Experience with the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
• Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred
• Excellent working knowledge of MS Project
• Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio etc.)


8-10 years of related experienc

Additional Information
Relocation No
Security Clearance Level None
Security Clearance Basis None
Security Clearance Polygraph None
Job ID Number 223969
Job Function Program Management
Potential for Deployment No
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