ValidaTek, Inc

IT Project Manager

Location US-MD-Fort Meade
ID 2024-01-2109
Program/Project Management
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


The Project Manager is a member of the DoD Operations unit supporting modernization and engineering efforts across multiple programs.

The ideal candidate will provide end-to-end project management services for our DoD customer engineering projects. He/she use the DoD customer current processes, standard operating procedures and tools as defined in the DoD customers operating guidelines and framework.

The project manager will work with system engineers and other staff within the organization to develop the appropriate project management artifacts to include Business Case Analysis (BCA), Project Charter and Management Plan, Cost Estimation worksheet, Project Plan, Project Schedule with Work Breakdown Structure, Change Advisory Board artifacts, Requirements, Risk Management Framework artifacts, Request for Change, Design, Engineering Implementation Plan, Test Plans, Operations Guide, and others located in the Program Management Office (PMO) Templates repository. 

The project manager will assist the Engineering Team to ensure all artifacts are stored in the project repository and that a comprehensive transition plan is created to facilitate systems transfer to production and O&M team. 

The project manager will work with other contractors and key stakeholders to insure all information assurance, mission assurance, and Government security requirements are met, validated, and certified for operation in the production whenever conducting a project management effort.

The project manager will guide project management of both the customer systems’ planned transitions and implementations; and the identified product vendor’s recommended solutions. 


Project management activities include: developing, capturing, and analyzing requirements, schedule, cost, and performance metrics, verification of achievement of key system technical parameters, developing and maintaining a program execution plan, conducting contractor oversight, satisfying requests for information from stakeholders, managing program risks, identifying new cost and threat reduction opportunities, conducting design reviews and test readiness reviews, and other execution activities, developing and maintaining customer project documentation, such as integrated master schedules, project plans, identifying and managing cross-Agency dependencies.

Duties include the following:

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to establish requirements and consider alternatives that promote effectiveness, efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain project schedules using Microsoft Project, Microsoft Project Server, SharePoint, and agile tools, including JIRA .
  • Adjust project management methods to service top priorities and critical tasks of the year, rapidity of change, fluidity of prioritization, and constant influx of projects.  The contractor shall adjust methods to non-standard nature of the environment.
  • Utilize Microsoft Project Server  to manage and track all project artifacts and reporting.  Each project shall be updated, at a minimum, once per week. 
  • Conduct Project Kick-Off Meetings, coordinate, and host all other necessary meetings, across all the customer agency key stakeholder Centers, to properly communicate and socialize the project intent and plan.
  • Coordinate activities and resources across the entire project, ensuring all Centers are properly informed, accountable, and responsible for their tasks.
  • Use best practices when developing schedules. 
  • Identify and manage project risks and issues, communicate potential impacts to the critical path and the overall schedule.
  • Develop and maintain project risks within Microsoft Project Server tool .
  • Develop risk mitigation plans and escalation processes for risks that cannot be mitigated.
  • Manage Customers and Users expectations of releases and rollouts.
  • Monitor projects for progress and resource consumption and report variances to Government task lead.
  • Expedite progress when required and initiate corrective action, if necessary.  
  • Use an Agile approach for developing evolving requirements.
  • Perform project management status reviews to include project schedule, risk, and issues status.
  • Manage and coordinate all project activities across projects, associated boards, vendors, and teams as well as oversee schedules and resources.
  • Brief leadership and customers on the status of projects throughout all project phases.


  • Experience working in an ITIL environment
  • Knowledge of Cloud Migration Projects is a plus
  • Experience managing system engineering projects
  • Experience using project management tools such as MS-Project.
  • Experience using DevSecOps tools and agile methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 5-10  years of experience
  • BA/BS or equivalent years of experience
  • Secret Clearance - Required
  • PMP Certification - Preferred
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Office
  • Security + Certification - Preferred

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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