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Project Manager - Enterprise Systems & Data Analysis Research

800 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA Req #125
Friday, October 9, 2020

CNA fosters an inclusive culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Our flexible and engaging work environment encourages iterative and creative collaboration at every stage of the problem solving process. Our employees are committed to helping clients develop effective solutions to better manage their programs through scientific, data-driven approaches.

We are looking for creative and innovative individuals to help carry out our mission. 


Manage small projects and tasks and act as project coordinator to align project management processes with the goals of the research and other execution plans for client project(s).  Also, act as internal project management resource for implementation of consistent project management process.



1. Review and interpret task–level project plans.


2. Interface with client, other contractors, and subcontractors.


3. Track cost, schedule, and invoicing and POs project-wide.


4. Advise managers on project execution issues.


5. Generate and brief task-level project status reports to client(s) and management.


6. Practice project change management.


7. Document and implement planning, execution, control, and closeout processes.


8. Facilitate and provide, as appropriate, project management training to project directors and other employees.


9. Plan and manage large non-research events within projects.


10. Help develop strategies for providing effective technical assistance and plan, develop, and implement such programs and activities.  Manage technical assistance tasks and programs.


11. Provide mentoring in project management.


12. Plan and execute projects.


13. May serve as liaison on project and marketing opportunities to a wide range of governmental agencies and private organizations.  Assist and advise the Managing Director and Vice President & Director about the appropriateness of marketing opportunities.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.


1. Education: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably specializing in Engineering, Mathematics,
Science, or Information Technology (IT). 
  Master's and PMP certification are a plus.


2. Experience: Must have a minimum of 6 years of related experience; experience preparing and delivering project reports and deliverables, including 4 years strong project management, program management and/or technical assistance experience. 


3. Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and hands-on experience with MS Project, Word & Excel and other project management tools; ability to operate independently and proactively in the execution and planning of assignments; strong critical thinking and organizational skills; ability to interact directly and effectively with clients.


4. Other: Must have security clearance eligibility; and be able to travel to client and other contractor sites.

5.  Desired qualifications: Background in lifecycle acquisition management and an understanding of FAA acquisition processes. Experience in engaging multiple stakeholders to understand and define objectives, concepts of operation, requirements, data models and client needs. General knowledge of National Airspace System.

CNA is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service and protected veterans, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal legal requirements, CNA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training and career development programs. For more information about EEO protections, please view the EEO is the law posters below: "EEO is the Law" Poster; "EEO is the Law" Poster Supplement. The pay transparency policy is available here: Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster


To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with CNA are subject to a background investigation. For positions requiring access to classified information, U.S. citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Other details

  • Job Family Program/Project Management
  • Job Function Career Path III - Professional
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator (none)
  • 800 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA