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Project Manager I

Project Manager I

Job ID 5026
Job Location Washington - DC
Category Management
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Project Manager I provides support to help effectively execute and deliver key customer activities in single or diverse locations.  This position ensures that all project goals and objectives are accomplished within the prescribed timeframe, budgetary parameters and to the customer’s satisfaction and embraces PSC core values of Courtesy, Partnership, Simplicity, Impact, and Passion.



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


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.


Manages, plans and coordinates the full project lifecycle per contract specifications. Ensures the highest quality of services are met.  Maintains a solid customer relationship, and assures customer satisfaction with the successful execution of the project. 


Documents project site survey, telecom, electrical, reflective ceiling, and base building dimensions.


Maintains regular communications with client and stakeholders to advise the status of each project.


Identifies risks and recommends a course of action to mitigate those risks.


Develops a scope of work and construction estimate to meet project requirements.


Coordinates telecom/IT requirements.


Reviews general contractor’s proposals for acceptance, independently or in consultation with GSA and other stakeholders.


Coordinates with project consultants to develop schematic space plans and conceptual furniture layouts, reviews consultant proposals.


Oversees project construction progress, conducting progress meetings as required. Develops project punch lists.


Coordinates access to the facility and space through building security and related applicable policies.


Coordinates all furniture installations, internal furniture moves and service coordination.


Tracks project funding.

Maintains accurate project files in accordance with local policies and procedures.


Ensures compliance with local governance templates, standards, and processes.


Performs project audits and inspections.


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 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 and a minimum of two (2) years of experience in direct management of design and buildouts of commercial space; or relevant experience; or equivalent combination of experience / education.



Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) / SCRUM / Agile Certified Practitioner (AGP) certification preferred but not required.



Knowledge of the GSA Pricing Desk Guide and occupancy leases

Working knowledge of design review, office design and buildout

Operational knowledge of Microsoft Project of other project management software.

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

Excellent critical thinking skills with ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems / complex issues

Exceptional customer service skills and relationship-building skills

Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies

Skilled proficiency in developing process improvements and work instructions with ability to recommend viable solutions

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with solid presentation skills

Ability to communicate technical information in non-technical terms with business users and stakeholders

Ability to plan and oversee projects through the use of project management software tools and methodologies

Ability to interact professionally with team members, corporate management, and clients of all levels

Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.