Project Manager

Location: Alexandria, VA

Req#: 473113
Company Information
Job Description

Octo Consulting Group has an immediate opening for a Project Manager to support an enterprise application transition for a Federal Government client in Silver Spring.   The Project Manager will be tasked to serve as the Government’s primary POC and to provide overall leadership and guidance for all contractor personnel. This person is ultimately responsible for the quality, efficiency, and resolution of technical issues and the implementation of business processes. The Project Manager will direct, plan, organize, control and manage the project to ensure that all contractual obligations are fulfilled in an efficient and timely manner.


  • Manage project resources, monitor project schedule, and prepare financial budgets.
  • Provide leadership throughout project components:  vision, strategy, metrics, information governance, organization and roles, information life cycles and enabling infrastructure.
  • Provide analysis assessment, technical or business area expertise in all relevant areas.
  • Provide guidance to members of information technology and business teams.
  • Direct requirements analysis and develops project plans, schedules, and budgets.
  • Consults with customer and contractor personnel to formulate and review tasks and deliverables, ensuring conformance with project task schedules.
  • Facilitate change, including collaboration with senior-level stakeholders.
  • Assists teams with business requirements and analysis, evaluation and implementation of systems or processes.
  • Prepares status reports, project metrics, and performs risk management for the project.
  • Plans, designs, and conducts studies to include risk analyses, contingence planning and feasibility studies.
  • Provides technical direction and administrative management of all Contract activities
  • Meets with management, technical and operating personnel within client organizations to review requirements, present proposed action plans and to discuss and resolve technical, administrative and management problems and issues
Skills & Requirements

The ideal candidate must be self-motivated with a proven track record in Project Management

  • 7+ years of Project Management or Team Lead experience.
  • 7+ years of experience with projects of similar size, scope and complexity.
  • Knowledge in, enterprise application architecture as well as experience managing expectations when balancing alternatives against financial & resource constraints.
  • Working knowledge of Waterfall and Agile software development methodology.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills. Will be working directly with customers on site.
  • Knowledge in, Earned Value Analysis and has the ability to prepare Earned Value Management reports.

Preferred Skills

  • Experience within FDA IT environment
  • Experience leading COTS tool transitions
  • Knowledge of medical product development and regulatory pathways
  • Knowledge of FDA EPLC
  • Knowledge of ICH eCTD standards
  • PMP certification


  • On-site meetings, supports and operations shall be performed at 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland, 20993. Otherwise work will be performed in Alexandria, VA 


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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