Kelly Services Project Manager in Rockville, Maryland

Project Manager I - Rockville, MD

Kelly IT Services is currently recruiting Project Managers in the Rockville, MD area for a 6+ month contract opportunity with a well known Pharmaceutical company.

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Project Manager I

Rockville, MD

6+ months


Responsible for managing stand alone projects. Accountable for maintaining vendor relationships. Provides project management oversight of methodology usage. Supports continuous improvement.


  • Responsible for managing and monitoring projects on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality reviews; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately.

  • Responsible for creating project plans, tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the project needs.

  • Responsible for anticipating slippage.

  • Assists in formulating recovery plans or assessing impact if not recoverable.

  • Records and monitors project actual costs vs. project budget.

  • Responsible for proactively identifying variances to plan and supports the development of appropriate mitigation plans.

  • Assists in the recommendation of corrective actions when project deliverables deviate from the work plan with the assistance of team members.

  • Prepares status reports for project team and sponsors; includes identifying significant wins and impacts to the schedule, scope, budget, risk and resources of the project effort being managed.

  • Adheres to and analyzes project/program policies processes, standards, governance, and metrics.

  • Understands how project decisions impact key business metrics and the enterprise strategy.

  • Supports teams in building consensus relative to project scope, task execution, staffing and issue resolution.

  • Provides clear and reliable verbal and written communications.

  • Holds self accountable for meeting expectations and requirements of customers.

  • Shows ability to learn new tools and processes.

  • Evaluates new or changed tools and processes to fit within the projects managed.

  • Shows flexibility in changing approach when needed.

  • Assists in creating and/or reviewing project proposals and integrated project plans.

  • Gathers and determines timeframes and processes for completing projects.

  • Ensures the quality and integrity of project work products.

  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards.

  • Supports change management.

  • Motivates peers by explaining priorities and objectives.

  • Identifies project related problems.

  • Engages in effective brainstorming and brings creative solutions to the workplace.

  • Implements identified solutions and validates problem resolution.

  • Makes recommendations for improving efficiency, product delivery and expense reduction in projects.

  • Understands the objectives and scope of the project.


  • 4 to 7 years of IT work experience, including 4 or more years managing projects.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum is desired.


  • Prepares a complex schedule and manages timelines within the Clarity/Open Workbench tool.

  • Able to use communication features such as Timeline, Gantt charts, etc for stakeholder updates.

  • Able to use the Clarity/Open Workbench tool to determine the projects critical path, variances to the baseline, resource constraints, actual cost and estimated budget of the project.

  • Able to extract information from Clarity/Open Workbench to analyze an individual project.

  • Holds a basic familiarity of how to use MS Project to schedule a simple project.

  • Uses integration with other MS tools within Outlook (copy/paste), Using Flags, action items, etc., Sharing/Viewing calendars, using rules.

  • Within MS Excel works with multiple worksheets, filters data, uses functions.

  • Able to create presentations in PowerPoint and use to present a cohesive presentation.

  • Able to use MS Word to present a cohesive document.

  • Able to create basic process flow diagrams using MS Visio.

This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. If you have questions about the position, you may contact the recruiter recruiting for this position ( Due to the high volume of responses anticipated, only select candidates will be contacted. Thank you!

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