Project Manager

Washington, DC

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Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking a Project Manager to join our growing team.  As a Project Manager you will be responsible for providing overall leadership and guidance for all personnel assigned the delivery of mission critical applications developed using waterfall and agile engineering approaches. This includes working with government program leadership; removing impediments and obstacles the team is experiencing; creating and updating various statuses and productivity reporting; ensuring all standards and processes are followed; and generating all required reports and related artifacts. Responsible for the day-to-day oversight for the program and ensuring the overall scope, cost, business and technical requirements are understood, implemented and monitored. The Project Manager will be engaged from project inception, and throughout, to ensure that the project is successfully delivered on time, on budget and at the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


  • Provide oversight and leadership in all aspects of project management and execution to include adherence to contractual requirements and deliverables; act as the primary point of contact for all contract matters, and performance of personnel assigned as well as subcontractors
  • Leads/directs the development and execution of the strategy approach for the program (in compliance with the contract), its major time frames, and delivery of contractual deliverables and supporting work products.
  • Identify performance gaps (operational, training, etc.); develop and implement repeatable, sustainable processes to increase operational efficiencies. Assure teams or departments operate in an integrative and collaborative fashion. Ensure staff is trained and able to assume selected roles various departments and teams (cross-training).
  • Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions; controlling costs.
  • Develop client relationships based on value and personal interactions by exceeding client expectations throughout the project. Perform regular external and internal QA reviews. Obtain a top rating on all government Project Assessment Reports. Regularly solicit client feedback on team performance.
  • Identify and assemble the appropriate resources to meet project needs and requirements; manage sub-contractors.
  • Plan, track, and report labor requirements and hours, track and manage funding and expenses; as well as problem tracking, reporting, and resolution.
  • Ensures the program fully cooperates with the organizational governance functions and provides oversight for the definition and exercise of regular interaction and reporting required by organizational governance policies and procedures.

Skills & Requirements

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate solutions effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Strong IT background with a deep understanding of application management and legacy system transformation
  • 8-10 years of management and supervisory experience
  • ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Experience with Agile Software development methods desirable
  • Preferred Additional Skills:
  • Experience in the management of application lifecycle support work similar in size, scope and complexity
  • Experience with the management, manpower utilization and supervision of employees (including subcontractors) of various labor categories and skills
  • Experience in a quality assurance environment that includes knowledge of customer satisfaction tracking; user complaint and monitoring programs; and quality control programs


  • Advanced degree (MBA, MS, MIS) or equivalent experience


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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