BCforward is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager in Sacramento, CA
The State and Local Government Organization is seeking a senior customer facing Program/Project Manager in Sacramento, California.
This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced team delivering IT enterprise solutions projects to the County of San Diego across multiple departments and business groups.
The person in this role will support the Secretary of State Program Management Office with assignment to 1 or many projects from the Secretary of State Office of Technology.
Must have active PMP certification
Bachelors Degree in computer science or comparable field of study
Minimum of five (5) years of broad, extensive and increasingly responsible PM project experience applying project management (PM) principles, methods, techniques, and tools.
At least three (3) years of that experience must have been in a lead capacity
Responsibilities and Skills:
Must demonstrate superior critical thinking skills
Must have strong client facing experience building and maintaining strong relationships and negotiating win/win resolutions to difficult issues
Degree in Computer Science or comparable field of study
Experience leading and managing IT projects or programs
Ability to create and review project requirements to allow timely, high-quality delivery
Experience preparing proposals and statements of work, developing project estimates, work plans, staffing plans and advise on implementation strategy
Experience developing detailed project plans with identifiable critical paths, task dependencies, and major milestones, and manage the agreed project plans and schedules
Experience managing projects using Earned Value Management (EVM)
Proven track record of delivering on time and on budget
Ability to estimate resources needed to achieve implementation success and ongoing support goals Experience providing performance feedback, mentoring and leading project teams
Experience managing project resources and budget to plan
Demonstrated leadership ability in complex projects involving multiple vendors and in-house resources within all levels of an organization
Proven ability to manage delivery across a matrixed organization
Excellent client relationship skills, representing the delivery team and ensuring that customer expectations are managed
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven IT technical background and ability to understand complex IT solutions
Ability to work effectively in a time critical
Agile or Scrum experience
Preferred but not required:
Experience working on a State of California project on a large ($5M+), complex IT systems implementation with cross-functional stakeholders
Five (5) years utilizing PMI project management methodologies (or similar professional project management methodologies)
Three (3) years planning complete lifecycle of phased IT implementation
Location : Sacramento, CA
Expected Contract length : 12 months with possibility of extension or permanent placement
Must be able to pass Background and Drug Screen
Who to Contact: Joshia Hudson
How to Apply: Please send your resume to
BCforward began as an IT business solutions and staffing firm. Founded in 1998, BCforward has grown with our customers needs into a full-service personnel solutions organization. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, BCforward also operates numerous delivery centers across North America and India. We are currently the largest consulting firm and largest MBE certified firm in Indiana. Our uninterrupted growth has allowed BCforward to deliver uniquely configured IT staffing and project solutions for over years of catering to our customers specific needs. BCforward currently maintains a team of over 5000 global resources. With our additional brand, Stafforward, together we have the capabilities to deliver services for a variety of industries in both public and private sectors which allows us to address your most challenging needs.
PMP, Project management methodologies