IT Project Manager

Rockville, VA
Apr 23, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

This role is remote eligible.

Westat is seeking a highly motivated IT Project Manager to lead the requirements, design, specification, development, and deployment of applications and systems to support social and scientific research projects for federal agencies. You will work with domain experts, program managers, and IT professionals to formulate and implement IT solutions that reflect and understanding of business issues, as well as IT strategies, problems, and priorities.
Job Responsibilities:
•Partner with domain staff and specialists to determine and manage the IT needs of a diverse portfolio of research projects.
• Keep up to date on current and emerging technologies and best IT practices.
• Develop technical application systems designs and approaches for proposals and projects.
• Supervise IT professionals who are well-versed in various proprietary and open-source software such as web technologies, data analysis and visualization, mapping and GIS, study and operations management, and data collection modes spanning technologies and modes.
• Assist with writing and budgeting for IT activities associated with projects, tasks, and proposals.
Basic Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including a strong track record of managing IT tasks.
• U.S. Citizenship required by contract
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with and knowledge in the design and management of social and scientific research projects.
• Demonstrated experience with project management reporting, project documentation (requirements, specifications, design documents), and proposals.
• Demonstrated organizational proficiency, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a team environment.
To be successful in this role you will be adept at written and verbal communications, collaborating with the IT team and clients.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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