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Director of Project Management more...
Location:Washington, DC
First posted:May 04, 2017



The Project Management Leader will provide direction and oversight for a diverse group of project managers in a fast paced, deadline driven project management environment. A thorough understanding and previous direct experience with key project management concepts is required. The Project Management Leader  will be responsible to ensure these concepts are consistently, accurately and timely implemented by the project management staff across all projects. The Project Management Leader will supervise and manage staff and is responsible for ensuring that the principles of project management are utilized throughout the project life cycle as required.




  • Manage team of Project Managers to effectively evaluate the project work load and available project management capacity to ensure project success and support the long term growth and success of the company.
  • Lead the project management staff to identify potential change orders and in the development of details necessary for negotiation and closure.
  • Plan, manage and execute work in accordance with performance metrics and KPI's
  • Responsible for the cost effective procurement and delivery of products and services by leveraging leverage Sodexo procurement practices and volumes
  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills for relationship building and collaborative work.
  • Must be able to address large-scale problems in conceptual and practical ways. Excellent organizational skills with a high degree of initiative
  • Facilitate the communication of key contract commercial terms between project teams, contract administration/legal and customers/suppliers. This also includes the ability to
  • Clearly identify and communicate the identification and mitigation of risk to both the project teams and the management team.
  • Responsible to identify and adopt innovative industry standard practices in the areas of project management, building design and construction.





  • Develop, create and improve policies, procedures and templates to establish consistent application of project management principles across all projects.
  • Ensure that all key projects support the achievement of Sodexo and the client's strategic plan and goals.
  • Advise, consult, and assist internal project teams on an ongoing basis to confirm project scope and facilitate resolution of project prioritization.
  • Staffing recommendations and workload balancing. Maintains a staff of educated and experienced personnel capable of performing tasks in a professional manner to a standard of excellence.
  • Work with Project Managers and other business unit managers to identify opportunities to consistently meet all project deliverables.
  • Propose and implement improvements to the company's Project Management Procedures and ensure measures are taken in projects to improve quality.
  • Regularly monitor and track project progress in the areas of scope, schedule, and budget for individual projects.
  • Submit project status reports and other project information to the client, project stakeholders, and senior management on a regular basis and as requested.
  • Initiate and conduct specific reviews for projects at risk or as requested by the client or management. Oversees management of all commercial aspects of contracts and contract change orders to optimize the Company's profit potential and minimize risk and exposure.
  • Provide formal and informal training to Project Managers and project teams on Project Management principles and project life-cycle activities.
  • Develop and maintain annual departmental goals and objectives including operational budget development and maintenance.
  • Support Project Managers, and where necessary directly participate, in the resolution of disputes with the Client, Contractors, and Suppliers. Provide accurate and informative monthly reporting on work order performance, training, parking system and business critical issues. Manage, monitor and report on the financial performance of the department.
  • Coordinate with other teams to ensure satisfactory completion of all work requests.
  • Responsible for assessment, procurement and management of small projects specific to soft services department.
  • Ensure highest standards of cleanliness through innovative approaches and integration of trained resources, state of art equipment and proven processes.
  • Monitoring of supply partners/contractors service delivery and customer interface on a day to day basis.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field required.
  • 10-15 years of progressively responsible professional experience in Project Management field.
  • PMI certification is desired
  • Graduate degree in business or management highly desirable and / or professional certification in contracts, purchasing or project management.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading project management teams composed of both management and operational staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership, group facilitation, and communication skills with the ability to develop the skill sets of project managers.
  • Experience with subcontracting or managing construction projects is a must. 


The Director of Facilities Operations  is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit. The Director of Facilities Operations manages the  preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management.  The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.  The Director may oversee  construction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and/or  logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.



Basic Education Requirement- Bachelor's degree

Basic Management Experience- 3 years

Basic Functional Experience- 4 years


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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