Unisys Federal Systems

Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Req ID
Federal Systems
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

Position Summary / Responsibilities:


We are seeking motivated, career and customer oriented Senior Project Manager, interested in joining our team in Arlington, VA, and exploring an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


Provides team leadership and creativity in development and implementation of services engagements. Uses strong project management skills to lead the delivery of medium to large sized projects within planned timelines, budget, margins and quality specifications. Directs multiple and complex projects or sub-projects, including project financials. Directs the development and integration of project deliverables. Manages and leads large work teams (up to 50 or more architects, consultants and managers), sets objectives and priorities, assigns and reviews tasks, and identifies and manages staffing requirements. Manages performance, learning and development, and career paths for a team of people. Establishes strong client relationships, and leverages industry expertise to translate the client’s long-range business plan into a services strategy. Identifies and pursues new business opportunities within the existing client base.



  • Average 7-10 years professional service practice experience managing programs within the organization's industry, domain or program solutions. 
  • Prior work experience should include: 
    • Performing the job of an architect or solutions specialist, business development manager (or consultative selling /closing experience), project manager. 
    • A sustained record of developing new add-on, profitable business. 
    • Applying risk mitigation/management methodology when developing, capturing and delivering services. 
    • Developing relationships with a variety of clients in a broad range of industries. 
    • Obtaining in-depth knowledge of one’s area of specialization, field or technology. 
  • Successfully completed PMI or IPMA professional certification. 
  • Active participation in professional associations, industry roundtables, etc.



Required Skills:

  • Project Management and Service Delivery 
  • Uses strong project management skills and delivery methodologies to lead the delivery of medium to large sized projects within planned timelines, budget, margins and quality specifications. 
  • Profitably manages the delivery of a large number and broad range of services and projects through the full services life cycle. Consistently and independently delivering high value, 'client ready' work. 
  • Directs multiple project work teams with delivery, architecture and sales staff. Directs development and integration of project deliverables. Sets objectives and priorities, assigns and reviews tasks, performance and staffing requirements. 
  • Writes accurate and effective statements of work so that both the client and Unisys staff understands the project expectations and roles. 
  • Provides leadership and creativity in structuring and delivering large client engagements, typically with multi-year contracts, multiple subcontractors and numerous deliverables. 
  • Uses appropriate methodologies (such as risk mitigation/management, change/control management and contract management) to manage major projects or a group of projects.
  • People Management 
  • Manages a team of people, including their training, development, performance and career path. 
  • Provides mentoring, performance feedback, training and professional development opportunities to help individuals within the practice reach their full potential. 
  • Builds a successful team through quality recruitment, selection, placement and deployment. 
  • Facilitates open and effective communications between employees and multiple levels of practice and sales management.
  • Business Development and Client Relationship Management 
  • Identifies and pursues new business opportunities that result in profitable revenue growth within the existing client bases, and sells (i.e., qualifies, forecasts, prices, negotiates) services within one's area of expertise. 
  • Evaluate the client's business strategy, objectives and requirements to identify new opportunities and conduct needs assessments. 
  • Establishes strong client relationships, and leverages industry expertise to translate the client’s long-range business plan into a services strategy. 
  • Interfaces with client’s senior management levels up to CEO/CIO level.
  • Business, Industry and Technical Skills 
  • Functions as an expert in one or more solution or industry areas. 
  • Demonstrates marketable expertise in at least one domain and/or solution set within an industry or organization and uses that knowledge to generate profitable revenue growth for Unisys. Has the knowledge of all areas to determine how the particular solution fits into the client's business. 
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with industry trade associations, regulatory organizations and key industry executives.

Desired Skills:

  • MS Project
  • MS Office Suite
  • Visio
  • IBM Rational Tool Suite
  • COGNOS Query Studio
  • Business Objects XI
  • DB2 Control Center
  • Data Studio

Position Requirements:

  • TSA BI Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 10 years of experience


About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?


We are always looking for team members that have what it takes to be mission critical.   At Unisys Federal Systems, our team supports the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.


Our team members gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems. 


Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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