Society for Human Resource Management

  • Senior Project Manager, Technology Projects

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Job ID 2019-1288
  • Overview

    The Role:


    The Business and System Analyst team reviews, analyzes, and evaluates SHRM business systems and client needs, and manages the delivery of technical projects defined to support those needs. The department manages technical projects including back office, e-commerce, 3rd party applications, and web based systems.


    The Senior Project Manager, Technology Projects provides project management, planning and assessment support for Information Technology projects and programs, as well as the evaluation of their impact to IT and overall business strategy of the organization. This includes responsibility for the planning, development, organization, and implementation of projects and programs within budget and time constraints. Partnering with vendors and internal business stakeholders, the position schedules resources, monitors task completion, ensures projects are delivered according to requirements, and provides innovative solutions to complex functional issues that impact the organization or its business groups, while ensuring minimal risk to SHRM’s strategic goals.


    Your Day:

    • Support new project identification and tracking, project requirements evaluation and functional analysis. This includes collaborating with organization leaders to develop sound business cases for strategic priorities and initiatives.
    • Gather and organize functional and operational requirements for projects. Validate project concepts with customers and stakeholders.
    • Prepare proposals and review estimates with project sponsor, project owner, and other stakeholders as necessary.
    • Conduct cost/benefit analysis as needed for build versus buy decision points.
    • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents. This includes managing all aspects of project activity, organizing and assigning responsibilities to project participants, and disseminating information to the various team members through task and sub-tasks assignment based on requirements.
    • Track key project milestones and adjusts project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers.
    • Effectively develop and maintain project risk mitigation and contingency plans.
    • Create and implement communication plans to be used throughout project life cycle.
    • Develop and implement best practices and tools for project execution and management.
    • Collect and track key metrics, analyze data and apply business knowledge to improve project/ program execution.
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, requirements documentation, and presentations.
    • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans to bring projects back on plan or create a new plan with the assistance of key-stakeholders. This includes planning for and ensuring adequate project documentation is completed.
    • Contribute to strategic planning exercises where appropriate, focusing on the portfolio of projects and programs assigned and their short and long term impact on the IT and overall business strategy.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.


    Must Haves:

    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • 6 years of experience as a Project Manager including 4 years supporting technical projects.

    • Excellent problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.
    • Goal-oriented, action-focused, and highly organized.
    • Analytical decision-making skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, JIRA, and Confluence.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong presentation skills.
    • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, operational goals, and objectives.
    • Excellent task management, organization, and team collaboration skills.

    Let us know if you also have:

    • Bachelor's degree in Project Management or a relevant field.
    • 8 years of experience as a Project Manager supporting technical projects and programs.

    • 4 years of experience managing enterprise scale projects.

    • Experience managing programs and/or portfolios, with exposure to Project Management Office concepts and principles.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, motivate, build consensus, and mobilize teams and business partners.

    • Strong work ethic and willingness to take ownership of wide ranging responsibilities.

    • Focused and versatile team-player, able to work under pressure.

    • Ability to deliver projects successfully in environments with ambiguity, frequent change, and unpredictability.

    • Persistence, resourcefulness, drive, and ability to work proactively.

    Physical Demands
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. Light lifting is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force to constantly move objects.


    Work Environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. Work is regularly performed in a combination of office and conference settings and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.


    The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
    ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or TDD (703) 548-6990.


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