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PMO Director in Washington, DC at Unisys Federal Systems

Date Posted: 11/11/2018

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Job Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented PMO Director to join our team in Washington, DC to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.

Overall responsibility for the successful organization and management of the Program Management Office for a large IT Shared Services Federal account. This position oversees the following program areas: Program and Project Management, Asset Management, Quality Management, Service Level Management, Issue and Risk Management, Continuous Improvement, Organizational Change Management and all program and project level reporting.  This position is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of business-critical functions as it pertains to resourcing, managing, monitoring, communicating, and escalating as appropriate in support of the above program areas.  This position is also responsible for collaborating with the account leadership and the client to ensure that PMO services are aligned to the Agency's strategic plans, have business sponsorship, and have measureable benefits.

Responsibilities for the PMO Director include:

•Contribute to, monitor and ensure adherence to PM Best Practices & Tools
•Identify opportunities for specific methodology and process improvements.  Collaborate with stakeholders to design a solution, execution and rollout changes
•Facilitate PM Knowledge Sharing
•Manage initiatives to standardize processes & Tools across the Account
•Liaison with Infrastructure Operations and End User Services for PM Process improvement and Best Practices changes
•Hiring and recruiting high potential, high performing staff
•Manage, Mentor and Coach PMO resources
•Prepare materials and facilitate Program Status Review meetings
•Ensure consistency across PMs
•Coordinate, contribute to, and participate in PMO governance to include status reviews , quality assurance, change control, and strategic planning
•Facilitate and lead Project Review processes for practice
•Conduct formal and informal Risk Reviews
•Monitor all project budget allocations across the portfolio and hold PMs accountable for taking actions

Business Knowledge & Skills:

•Ability to create forward thinking, strategic objectives and goals and ability to clearly communicate them to others.
•Ability to effectively drive change.
•Ability to build trusted relationships with key stakeholders by understanding their perspectives and issues and works toward win-win solutions.
•Ability to effectively address and resolve conflict within and across teams.
•Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence and negotiate skillfully.
•A strong communicator with the ability to pull out and summarize information and tailor communication style and content for a variety of audiences. Comfortable and confident presenting to executives.
•Work with minimal direction and promotes an open flow of information so that all concerned are well informed.
•Driven, proactive and a do-er.
•Strong business acumen and understanding of consulting business.
•Exhibit strong leadership skills including: coaching, developing a diverse work force, instilling commitment to quality and excellence, encouraging collaboration, promoting the flow of information among all participants, demonstrating adeptness at conflict resolution and providing clear direction on how to meet goals.


•Master's Degree and 10 years of relevant experience
•PMP and ITIL Foundations certified
• Experience in PMBOK and Agile methodologies
•Project Management experience 5 to 10 years
•PMO Management experience 1 to 5 years
•Industry experience 5 - 10 years
People Management experience 3 to 5 years
•Experience managing in an IT Operations environment desired
• US Citizenship

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.

Req ID = 2018-3812