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Federal - Project & Scheduling Management Consultant

Job Location: MD - Suitland

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00653489


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Suitland, MD

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The Project and Scheduling Management Consultant will be part of an Accenture team supporting the Department of Defense (DoD). The candidate will work closely with a variety of stakeholders within the Command Information Office (CIO) to maintain the organization's Integration Master Schedule (IMS). This high visibility role will include frequent interaction with client stakeholders and submission of work products to senior client leadership. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordinate with IT Project Managers across the Enterprise and support the collection, tracking, analysis, and review of schedules and technical artifacts
  • Maintain the IMS with sufficient level of detail to ensure oversight of major projects tied to the execution of the organization's strategy
  • Assist in the integration of multiple projects roadmaps into the IMS
  • Implement project management and scheduling standards and best practices
  • Develop templates and repeatable processes to streamline data collection and the IMS update process
  • Develop creative ways to convert IMS data and information into digestible and meaningful dashboard reports
Basic Qualifications: 
  • 3 years of experience building and maintaining Integrated Master Schedules for DoD IT Projects
  • 3 years of experience using Microsoft Project to develop and maintain project schedules, with expert knowledge related to Scheduling best practices.
  • 5 years of experience with Microsoft Office Tools including Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) 14 Point Assessment or other DoD/IC Scheduling best practice (i.e. GASP - Generally Accepted Scheduling Principles)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Scheduling Professional (PMI-SP), or other Program/Project Management certification. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Desire to add value to the client and Accenture above and beyond the role
An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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