Project Management & Operations

Senior Project Manager

Washington, D.C.

Job Description

Leverege is seeking a highly motivated and experienced project manager who wants to utilize their cross-functional skills to help bring innovative Internet of Things (IoT) projects from concept to pilot to large-scale enterprise deployment.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading groundbreaking IoT projects for high profile technology and enterprise clients such as Google, Amazon, Toyota, and Cox Communications. You will provide organizational leadership to a cross-functional team of product designers, junior project managers, and software engineers and ensure that project deliverables are provided on-time, within budget, and exceed client expectations whenever possible.

As a Senior PM Lead, you are the swiss-army knife of the team and will be empowered to make critical product and business decisions; acting in many roles including client relationship building, internal coordination, requirements gathering, product management, costing, and occasional travel to a client site to assist with operational support and deployment.

Internally, you are a force multiplier who is responsible for empowering every team member to do their best work. Externally, you own the client and partner relationships and are responsible for ultimate project success. The nature of this role means that you’ll gain exposure to many domains, growing your existing foundation of knowledge and skills for multiple career trajectories within Leverege and beyond.

Leverege has an award-winning culture and works with many high profile commercial companies deploying some of the largest IoT solutions in the world. We are seeking smart, curious, and driven individuals who can learn extremely quickly, take deep ownership of projects, and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure project success.

*What Will the First Few Months Be Like?*
You will immediately join one or more of our mature projects to handle all internal coordination and external client communication. You’ll build credibility, earn client trust, and help set an example for our other junior project managers, product designers, and software engineers.

As you get up to speed, you will become the lead for new high potential projects, and potentially take on a lead role in multiple projects at once while overseeing and providing guidance on the execution of projects being run by other members of the project management team.

You will manage project resources, be responsible for financials, and adhere to internal and external guidelines throughout the full project development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time delivery within scope and budget.

You will be a leader internally on the project management team and play a large role in contributing to process improvement initiatives around product quality, cost estimation, and project delivery.

Ongoing Responsibilities

Teamwork and Leadership

  • Work collaboratively and creatively in a problem-solving environment demonstrating leadership, problem-solving, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic with a commitment to excellence.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Coach, mentor and motivate junior project team members

Full Project Life Cycle Ownership:

  • Successful project delivery will include full implementation from ideation to deployment
  • Ensuring that projects are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards
  • Prepare Statements of Work, estimates and detailed project plans
  • Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes
  • Manage project scope and customer change requests

Client Relationship Building

  • Establish, maintain and build a relationship with all client representatives and stakeholders

Project Updates and Reporting

  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, and risks and issues
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including the executive team and key stakeholders

Other Responsibilities

  • Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills to Succeed

  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish credibility, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a technical, problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence
  • Excellent leadership, communication skills (written, verbal and presentation with technical and non-technical staff, all levels of management) and social intelligence
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Experience in successfully leading software projects and delivering on-time, on-schedule and within budget
  • Experience leading, motivating and managing various project teams, including internal and external resources, while holding the team accountable for performance
  • Flexible with proven ability to conform to shifting priorities and the fast pace of a commercial tech startup
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Innate curiosity and hunger to learn
  • Technical experience, with an emphasis on software-oriented projects, is a significant advantage
  • Tools: Microsoft Office products, Google G Suite, Jira, Aha!, Slack, Wrike, Confluence

Must-Have Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience. A technical degree is definitely preferred but not required
  • 5+ years of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects
  • 5+ years of experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional environment
  • 3+ years of experience with full product lifecycle with an understanding of the software development lifecycle and various methodologies that support that lifecycle
  • Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective
  • Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross-functional environment
  • Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities

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