Senior Program Manager

Job Title
Senior Program Manager
Job ID
Work Hybrid
Vienna,  VA 22180
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Senior Program Manager – IT Infrastructure

Hybrid – Vienna VA
US Citizen – Public Trust

@Orchard LLC is supporting a growing Federal Contractor with a need for a Senior IT Program Manager to lead a client engagement for Chief Information Officer (CIO) support in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This is a hybrid work role, blending work from home with the need for some meetings and engagement at the client site in Vienna, VA.

As the Senior Program Manager you will.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the planning, executing, and managing of an IT strategic support services contract supporting a federal CIO.
  • Navigate complex client relationships, including managing challenging and demanding timelines and client priorities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish a trusted advisor relationship with the government client, providing executive support and oversight while effectively managing relationships between senior-level executives and other team members.
  • Areas of focus include communications, technology strategy, architecture, and IT governance.
  • Lead and manage all strategic support services for the CIO, ensuring successful delivery within scope, time, and budget constraints.
  • Collaborate with inter-departmental teams, stakeholders, and executives to define project objectives, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Mentor and guide project teams, encouraging best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Serve as the point of contact between client leadership and stakeholders with other members of the project team members.
  • Execute the contract on schedule and budget and monitor quality throughout the execution of the project.
  • Present project updates, findings, and strategic recommendations to senior leadership. Document activities and invoices.
  • Manage, monitor, and report significant risks to the project. Complete weekly status reports.
  • Brief stakeholders and management on project status and progress.
  • Create management dashboards to communicate, display, and track system owners' progress in achieving the project goals.
  • Conduct periodic review meetings.
  • Manage subcontractors and team members.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A Master’s degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Management, or a related field.
  • Experience as an IT Program Manager with experience supporting CIO-related tasks such as governance, EA, or portfolio management.
  • 10+ years of professional experience as a Project or Program Manager within the Federal market.
  • Demonstrated project experience utilizing agile project methodologies.
  • Experience managing complex client relationships with the ability to establish trusted advisor relationships with clients, providing executive support and oversight.
  • U.S. Citizenship with the ability to obtain a Public Trust.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
  • Certified Scrum Manager or other agile certification is preferred.
  • Prior experience supporting HHS IT programs is beneficial.
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