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Guidehouse Senior Project Manager - Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Family :

Management Consulting

Travel Required :


Clearance Required :

Ability to Obtain Public Trust

What You Will Do :

  • Facilitate the planning, organizing, scheduling, and coordination of work to be accomplished by the project team, including breaking work down into discrete tasks, estimating task resource requirements, working with task owners to determine task schedule and dependencies, and incorporating this information into a project schedule.

  • Support project management and oversight, including:

  • Implementing program and project management practices, processes, and procedures.

  • Assisting with project governance, including assessing scope, allocating resources, and verifying time, budget, risk/issue and impact assumptions before projects are undertaken and throughout project execution.

  • Reporting on project activities, risks, issues, scope, and progress to executive management, and keeping project teams and decision makers moving toward consistent, business and/or mission focused goals and objectives.

  • Define and sequence projects that incrementally deliver program capabilities while managing overall implementation risk.

  • Provide support for the coordination, preparation, and reporting of project statuses on a routine basis.

  • Develop and implement summary project report structures and project success metrics.

  • Prepare for and lead/participate in project gate reviews and project governance processes.

  • Provide advice to business unit project managers on the use of recommended project management processes, tools, and methodologies (Agile and Waterfall).

  • Leverage Agile methodology expertise in providing project management support across matrixed, dispersed project teams.

  • Provide consultation in the implementation of best practices for troubled projects/programs with respect to root cause and corrective actions, risk planning and prevention mechanisms.

  • Facilitate and document “Lessons Learned” sessions for projects.

  • Mentor and train project teams on PMO best practices and assist in implementing PMO process changes prior to and during project execution.

  • Participate in bi-weekly PMO Project Management Community of Practice.

  • Discuss project management standards and industry best practices.

  • Collaborate to incorporate lessons learned into projects as applicable

  • Engage in other training opportunities as applicable.

  • Participate in project Resourcing and Tailoring meetings for assigned projects.

  • Create Gate Review artifacts for assigned projects.

  • Creation of Architecture Review Board (ARB) materials for assigned projects

  • Complete weekly status reports for each project using the PMO’s designated tool and/or format.

What You Will Need :

  • Minimum Years of Experience: 8+ years of experience working on projects in a large organization in both the public and private sectors, delivering project management support

  • Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree

  • Must be able to support requirements gathering sessions with clients, analyze and document system requirements, assist in the creation and maintenance of project documentation and track issues/risks

  • Experience providing project management support to a software development program

  • Experience interacting and working with operational groups across the organization

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Candidates are to be located in EST time zone.

What Would Be Nice To Have :

  • Experience relevant to work with government financial regulators

  • Certification(s) Preferred: Industry standard project management certification(s) (PMP, CSM)

  • Candidates in the Washington, DC METRO preferred

The annual salary range for this position is $77,500.00-$155,000.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.

What We Offer :

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Student Loan PayDown

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

  • Mobility Stipend

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.