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PMO – Quality Management - Project Manager

Job ID 7356
Job Location
Category Other
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - PROJECT MANAGER (QMS-PM) will develop, coordinate and execute the project’s Quality Management System (QMS) as designed across each project’s life-cycle; from start-up, initial grounding, mobilization to full-operating capability (FOC) and ultimately to decommissioning and demobilization. The QMS-PM provides the QMS processes and procedures in a structures PRINCE2 Methodology to ensure that all project goals, objectives, tasks, and contractual requirements are accomplished within the project’s quality parameters. Resulting in measurable and analytical information. The QMS-PM provides PMO level quality leadership necessary to meet the project’s defined deliverables and company KPI(s) while maintaining positive working relationships with the CNI Shared Services, Technical Project Team, Customer and Stakeholders throughout the project process.


The QMS-PM will lead a team of Quality Assurance Evaluators (QAE) whom are subject matter experts in select fields across various project activities to design, develop and implement project quality systems, procedures of assurances, processes to control and methods of measurement across each Technical Delivery aspect of a project. The QMS-PM will function as the QMS Lead Auditor for the PMO’s yearly internal audits of executed projects; the project’s quarterly health check evaluations and the assurances to the project’s residual surveillance plans (QASP).


The QMS-PM candidate must have OCONUS project operational leadership experience within a structured QMS activity. The QMS-PM must display the ability and aptitude to learn and function to new methods and systems focused to project quality within a structured PMO process.


The QMS-PM candidate must be flexible to accommodate operational requirements, cross-train and cross-function in support of the overall mission. This includes working remote, independently and function as One-Team. Must be willing and able to operate consistently while remote with extensive OCONUS travel in austere environments.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Ensures each project’s Quality Management System (QMS) is implemented


Directs and ensures the project’s Health/Safety and Security Programs are integrated into the QMS.


Develops all QMS aspects of the project’s delivery throughout the life-cycle working with the PMO Business Systems Analyst.


Collaborates with all CNI-Defense Program staff to assure quality accuracy in the PMO for accountability, reporting, measurements of operations, finance, delivery and personnel care.


Manage multiple QMS tasks and sub-tasks within the PMO operations for delivery “down range” to the technical projects.


Interfaces and coordinates with CNI Corporate staff across various departments, customers and suppliers.  Maintains timely and PROFESSIONAL communications, and develops collaborative and solutions-oriented approaches.


Seeks opportunities to expand CNI-Defense business through performance excellence and opportunity identification and problem solving.


Participates in various Project Development Planning and proposal, budget and operation developments for new proposals, modifications and expansion of CNI Defense services.


Communicates PROFESSIONALLY (verbal and written) for project plans, objectives, timelines, schedules, job assignments, responsibilities and reporting relationships.


Sets, manages and communicates project expectations to QAE team members and stakeholders.


Tracks project milestones and deliverables. Knowledge of Stages and Gates in Project Process Management


Collects and disseminates performance information, such as project review data, status reports, progress measurement and forecasting. 


Operates in austere OCONUS environments throughout the life of the project. May require multiple locations within a command region.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.  Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.

Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.


Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and a minimum of five (8) years relevant PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT experience. Prior military experience or equivalent combination of education / experience in an OCONUS/austere environment (DOD, NGA, OGA).


Experience with ISO Quality Management Systems 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 – preferred Certified Lead Auditor


Preferred experience with PRINCE2 Project Methodology


Preferred experience elements to include Base Support Services, Logistics, FOB Life-Support, Airfield Operations, and Infrastructure components.


Project Management Certification, preferred PRINCE2 Registration


Certified Lead Auditor – ISO 9001, or prior certification with ongoing QMS experience will be considered


Active Secret Clearance Required. Prior active and the ability to re-activate within a short period will be considered


Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Project Management Tools/Systems such as MS Project, BPM, SharePoint, and Excel


Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals


Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner


Exceptional organization skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities


Excellent PROFESSIONAL verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills and ability to write formal reports and conduct/lead meetings.


Exceptional customer service and relationship-building skills – Marketing by Performance


Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.