Thelan Consulting

  • Project Controls Manager

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/11/2018 10:01 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Thelan exists to provide Project Management leadership to its clients across multiple industries worldwide. We are a professional services firm whose Project Management consultancy practice - with core competencies in Strategy, Planning, and Implementation - is at the center of our services offering. At Thelan, high performing, well-trained consultants help clients achieve their objectives by providing personalized service defined by consistent quality. The mission of our company is honored every time our people exceed the expectations of our clients.


    At Thelan, we are driven by three core values:

    • People First – We believe that people are what separate good companies and great companies
    • Adding Value – We are purposeful in setting goals for ourselves and our clients, ensuring that we act in a way that prioritizes long-term sustainable relationships
    • Performance is Paramount – We exceed our clients’ expectations

    The Opportunity

    As a Project Controls Manager you will play an important role in our Planning and Program Controls division. You will be part of a dynamic and highly skilled, consulting team that provides planning and program controls support for the federal government and private sector. You will support with planning, monitoring and analyzing federal and private programs. You will use your knowledge and experience to obtain, integrate and report out on client data. The ideal candidate will be eager to learn, detail oriented, data driven, action oriented and have strong analytical problem-solving skills.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide input for planning and program controls policies, guidance, and procedures, supporting the successful execution of program/ project objectives
    • Provide leadership to planning and program controls team, including advising scheduling implementation methodologies, best practices and critical schedule analysis
    • Interface with clients and foster positive collaborative relationships
    • Manage planning, scheduling, coordinating, and monitoring project tasks from initiation to completion
    • Support schedulers with the process of building the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), identify detailed tasks, establishing predecessor/successor dependencies, and estimating task durations with the project team
    • Works closely with project and support teams to monitor project progress
    • Perform schedule risk analysis should slippage occur, provide results, and facilitate recommended mitigation activities
    • Attend, provide support and participate in project/program/release planning, schedule, and status meetings

    To Qualify for the Role, You Must Have:

    • US Citizen, able to obtain and maintain US Government Security Clearance
    • 9+ years’ experience with MS Project 2010/2013 required
    • 9+ years’ consulting experience required
    • Bachelor’s degree in: Business, Computer Sciences, or similar/related fields required
    • Experience with supporting IT projects
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to create clear, concise, and creative presentation materials (using MS PowerPoint) for Senior Management
    • Experience and working knowledge of the System Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Understanding of industry best practices and methodologies (Waterfall, Agile, Spiral etc.)
    • Strong analytical, verbal & writing skills, to include solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications
    • Ability to work independently and manage multiple task assignments with tight deadlines
    • Facility with fast-paced environments and strong problem solving skills
    • Apt in learning new skills rapidly and efficiently learn client business and processes

    Ideally, You'll Also Have:

    • PMI-SP or PSP Certification
    • PMP Certification
    • Experience working with Executive IT, or the Federal Government
    • Professional meeting and presentation preparation (materials creation, data visualization, logistics)
    • Project Support or Project Management experience
    • Knowledge of standard IT methodologies and processes, such as PMBOK, Prince2, Six Sigma, CMMI, Agile, Product Management and Systems Development Life Cycles
    • An understanding of master scheduling and integrated project planning
    • Experience with enterprise PMO and Lean PMO setup and operation

    What We Look For:

    Top performers with track records in the following areas:

    • Great communication skills, both at the personal level and in professional settings
    • People-oriented individuals who are reliable, resilient and proactive

    What Working at Thelan Offers:

    Thelan is delighted to provide full benefits to include: competitive salary (W2), sponsored medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K with employer match, commuter benefits and individual, annual professional development plans. Our People Pledge is to provide all of Thelan’s employees the best compensation packages and an ability to grow and make an impact on present-day, national and global issues. This organizational support is invaluable in ensuring top performance from our team-members and we look forward to your application.


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