Telecommunications Project Manager

Reston, VA
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
Responsibilities:Overall Program Summary: The General Services Administration (GSA) currently manages telecommunications acquisition programs that provide close to $2 billion of services annually to more than 130 government agencies. The current generation of national and regional programs-including Networx, WITS3 and more than 80 Local Service Agreements-will expire in 2020. GSA is in the process of establishing a single new program, GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS), to replace all of these. This GSA Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) is planned to serve as a flexible, solution-oriented vehicle that will allow agencies to define, acquire and manage the networks serving their individual mission needs over its 15 year contract life. The EIS is: A comprehensive solution-based vehicle to address all aspects of Federal Agency information technology telecommunications, and infrastructure requirements.Planned to be available for Agency use in FY2017 with a 15-year period of performance.The first contract to implement the Network Services 2020 (NS2020) strategy. Noblis aims to assist federal agencies in the transition to EIS. Join the Noblis team with our excellent reputation for helping clients make complex procurement decisions. Clients depend on us to help them anticipate, conceive, architect, assess, prove, deploy, and manage mission-critical technology-based infrastructures, and lowering operating costs. Position Description: The Telecom Acquisition Technical SMEs will either lead solutions development or be part of a solutions development team. The SMEs will be responsible to develop specific Agency solutions to mitigate network weaknesses, single point of failures (SPOFs) and increase network resilience when and where necessary. The transition tasks will include preparing Statements of Work/Request for Proposals, based on well-defined technical requirements; participation in technical evaluations of vendor responses; writing evaluation reports for contracting and GSA program office; and making or recommending source selection decisions. Examples include wireless and wireline voice/data/video services and equipment, wide area transport and access services (Optical fiber, wavelength services, Ethernet, IP-MPLS, satellite), virtual private network (VPN) and managed network services, and other network-based services such as cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), call center services, and network security services. The Technical Engineer will also work with accomplished Noblis experts to provide a wide range of consulting services and expertise, including systems engineering, strategic IT infrastructure technology planning, acquisition strategy, requirements development, source selection support, operations planning, policy development, and program management support. As part of a Noblis team, candidates will work closely with government clients to understand current issues and challenges, generate practical and effective solutions, and assist with acquisition, deployment, management of those solutions, typically working "on the government side of the table" as an unbiased, trusted partner. TechnicalUnderstand, define and document telecommunications system requirements while working with various transition stakeholders such as vendors, government agencies and GSA; Support planning and scheduling activities based on standard project management principles while adhering to stringent goals and constraints; Perform technical analyses of vendor capabilities in compliance with customer Agency system requirements and expectations Perform feasibility analyses and risk assessments of the transition project by utilizing GSA tools such as (eBill, eMorris, TOPS) with the capability to accurately communicate status to various stakeholders. Working independently with general instruction, adapt and apply Noblis' principles, concepts, processes, tools and methodologies to solve real-world problems in a team environment, with special focus on the transitioning of large, complex telecom/datacom networks.Communication and InterpersonalMay lead a team of professionals on various client mission engagements. Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports, memos, analyses and briefings. Plan and manage assigned deliverables.Support meetings, inter-team communication, and issue resolution with the client and internal/project stakeholder groups. Work closely and collaboratively with Noblis team leaders and members. Qualifications: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in a technical or business discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Business Administration, etc. PMP certification strongly preferred.Strong knowledge of one or more relevant technical subject areas, such as wireless, wide-area networking (IP VPNs), managed services, and cloud-based offerings.10 or more years of relevant work experience.Experience with or knowledge of government acquisition/contracting practices, programs and regulations (FAR, DFAR, etc.) is especially applicable.Familiarity with relevant Federal technology issues, policies, regulations or practices is highly desirable. Excellent communication, collaboration, and presentation skills. Proven results-oriented problem solving abilities. Facility with presentation graphics and/or spreadsheet tools highly desirable. Ability to work in a dynamic team-oriented environment, demonstrate teamwork and initiative, and function productively in the face of new assignments and the re-prioritization of existing assignments. Experience with GSA or large Federal IDIQ contracts is preferred. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.Noblis is an equal opportunity employer. Overview:At Noblis, our mission is to use the best of science, engineering, technology and strategy to serve the public good. Throughout our history, we have drawn on the best that scientific, technical and strategic thinking have to offer to solve society's most essential problems in innovative, effective and lasting ways. We are unique, even among non-profits, because when we sit down to solve a problem, there are no strings attached to our thinking. With no commercial interests to advance, no vendor alliances to protect, and no sponsors to represent, we are free to focus on what matters most - finding the solution that works best for our clients and the public at large. Over the decades, Noblis has been repeatedly recognized as: Best Employer: A Washington Post "Top Workplace" for 2 years, Glassdoor "Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For" for 2 years, and many awards in previous years Business Ethics and Integrity: A "World's Most Ethical Company" for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy and SVP National Security Roger Mason selected to Executive Mosaic's annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area