Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Drawing upon its heritage companies' histories of consistent growth and high performance in the federal services market, Avantus ensures eminence is earned, sustained and grown.
Avantus' services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on our long history of helping our Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Our capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.
Avantus Federal is seeking a Project Manager to join our team, in support of our federal government client - the Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Border Patrol Air and Marine
Program Management Office (PMO).
This position locations include: Laguna Niguel, CA
We provide facilities, infrastructure, and related support services to the DHS CBP BPAM PMO. The PMO manages real property, engineering, acquisition and environmental management for buildings and structures nation-wide.
Manages the budget, schedule and requirements of multiple concurrent construction projects
Liaises between project managers, other governmental entities, upper management and international border partners.
Supports project planning, production, quality, project financial, and staff direction and oversight, and providing deliverables under the task order
Manages client interface at the COTR level
Reports on project progress and respond to inquiries about projects from client management and Congress. Interface regularly with stakeholders to Project Managers, and other U.S. Government agencies and components
Manages the budget, schedule and requirements of multiple concurrent projects. Liaise between project managers, USACE, other governmental entities, upper management and international CBP partners to ensure that projects align with the goals of each stakeholder
Develops scopes of work and project requirement packages for new projects in the portfolio; this involves working with stakeholders to determine the requirements of the project and liaise with the technical experts who can develop project strategy/solutions (engineering, environmental, real estate, and cost estimates) for these requirements
Assists government stakeholders to create and manage the budgets and schedules and prioritizing of current and future year construction project plans for the program
Resolves urgent, time sensitive or unforeseen issues that arise in construction projects related to funding, project coordination and construction issues
Provides risk management baseline and manage contingency execution
Monitors program funds and execute financial transactions in the government financial system
Reports on program progress, issues and resolutions
Coordinates with government stakeholders to ensure seamless transition from new project completion/capital asset formation to M&R coverage
Chairs meetings, IPTs and other working groups as required
Works with stakeholders to develop requirements packages for new construction projects
Produces risk management quantitative assessments and status reports
Develops and delivers weekly status reports and other ad hoc reports
Bachelor's degree is required with a minimum of 5 years of experience in performing project management activities
Possess a proven experience developing and maintaining working relationships with high level officials and technical experts
Ability to conduct analytic assessments of work plans and progress reports and identify strengths and weaknesses
Ability to work collaboratively with all team members
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Familiar with Microsoft office suite of programs, especially MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
Familiar with website design and construction software programs like SharePoint or Adobe
Experience working in a fast-based, analytical environment
Travel is required for the role (50-60%)
DHS experience is preferred
DHS Project Manager Level I & II Certification/other project management certification is desired
Familiarity with project management, scheduling, and risk management/mitigation
Experienced in solving difficult issues related to project funding and scheduling
Microsoft Office including MS Project and SAP training
Must be able to obtain CBP Public Trust; Completed CBP Background Investigation clearance preferred
Company EEO Statement
Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity employer and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other category protected by law. Avantus hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.