IT Project Manager Specialist

Location: McLean, VA

Seeking a Project Manager to manage a large strategic financial project. This role will be responsible for the planning activities from understanding the business requirements to successful project implementation across requirements management, prioritization, development, UAT, and deployment. This role will manage scope, schedule, quality, risks and issues, impact on systems, and dependencies across divisions within the company.

Responsibilities include: 
•    Plan, manage and implement projects, including monitoring tasks through the project lifecycle 
•    Engage with stakeholders and users, development teams and management to help define project scope, goals and deliverables 
•    Develop project plan, including project schedule and timeline, and track project according to schedule 
•    Monitor and report on project progress, escalate any risks and issues as needed 
•    Communicate project progress to stakeholders 
•    Implement and manage scope changes according to established Change Management 
•    Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of current business trends 
•    Manages the coordination of the activities within the group or department 
•    Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines 
•    Develop, manage, and report on metrics toward achievement of plans/projects
•    Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals 
•    Degree in Business Management, Information Management, Computer Science or related field with 10+ years related experience 
•    Experience managing waterfall, agile and hybrid projects 
•    Solid understanding of technical tasks and dependencies 
•    Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills 
•    Strong leadership aptitude and ability to engage others in project scope and risk management activities with Sr. Management 
•    Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written) 
•    Project Management and People Management experience 
•    Detail oriented and excellent organization skills 
•    MS Project experience 
Preferred Skills 
•    Mortgage industry experience or accounting/financial forecasting projects experience