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Abt Global Inc. Senior Project Manager - PREA (DOJ) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Global. Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 3,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture. Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being. Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

Abt Global is seeking a Senior IT Project Manager project manager with 10 years of work experience related to Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) implementation, including overseeing PREA audits and working with DOJ-certified PREA auditors, is desired. Experience in digital solutions, and services (data, data analytics, data science, and automation), and technical assistance also highly desired.

Core Responsibilities

The successful hire will be able to perform the following functions and have the following mix of experience and skills:

  • Leads, directs, and controls the execution of the five (5) tasks defined in the Statement of Work. Key responsibilities include: overseeing work on all tasks and sub-tasks included in the Statement of Work, providing expert direction and guidance to subordinates, developing schedules, formulating work plans, and serving as point of contact for all work related to this contract with OJP/Government CORs/Task Monitors and/or customer personnel.

  • Oversees and manages the operational and digital aspects of ongoing health projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day tactical duties for overly complex technical and non-technical health programs or at the portfolio level

  • Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports

  • Assesses IT project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives

  • Conducts performance and / or project analyses during phase-down to benefit future activities, other projects, missions, or programs

  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients, and other stakeholders

  • Manages complex IT / software development projects

  • Ensures all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget

  • Work across the client and project teams to gather and analyze high-level and detailed requirements

  • Develops detailed project plans and follows software development life cycles (SDLC) best practices

  • Works adroitly across the research / client teams and IT to bridge the gap between policy and implementation

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties / vendors

  • Create and maintains project documentation

  • Performs risk management to minimize project risks

  • Diplomatically resolves client and project team issues through close collaboration and issue resolution management

  • Ownership of short- to mid-term (1-3 years) health IT strategy execution and operational direction in alignment with parent / independent organization objectives

  • Establishes strategy and direction for a business-critical health IT function in alignment with strategic plans established by top management and executive leadership

  • Develops and manages interpersonal relationships to influence decisions of senior leaders both within and outside of the company

  • Requires ability to influence others to accept practices and approaches, and ability to communicate and influence executive leadership.

What We Value:

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s/Advanced degrees + 10 years of relevant experience, or PhD + 8 years of relevant experience working with PREA. Degrees in criminal justice or related field are highly desired.

  • Experience leading briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives

  • Experience interacting frequently with internal and external management and senior level customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, and / or contractual clarifications.

  • Knowledge of PMBOK and industry standards and best practices in project management

  • In-depth experience with project management life cycles (waterfall, agile, scrum)

  • Experience using Atlassian suite of tools (Jira and Confluence)

  • Experience using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project or Project Online

  • PMP and CSM certifications are a plus

What We Offer

We foster an environment where you can Thrive Your Way. Our innovative total rewards programs are designed to help balance your work and personal life. The approach toward your wellbeing centers around comprehensive benefits, flexible schedules, and professional development.

Abt Global is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately $120,000 to $193,000. Salaries may vary by ten percent depending on the candidate’s geographic location. Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.

Disclaimer: Abt Global will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

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