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Sirius Computer Solutions Project Specialist, Data Center Transformation in West Des Moines, Iowa


Open to most Central Time Zone locations

Position Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to provide Sirius solutions project management support to clients. This role works in a quality, professional manner to complete project responsibilities on time and on budget, resulting in high customer satisfaction.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Builds work plans, timelines, and schedule development tasks for medium sized and/or moderately complex projects

  • Demonstrates good knowledge of specifics of the Statements of Work (SOWs) for assigned projects

  • May create resource estimates in partnership with Client Executive and the ultimate project owner for small to medium/low complexity projects

  • Produces project work products and facilitates meetings under the direction of a Sirius Project Manager, Engagement Manager, Program Manager, or Client

  • Accountable for identifying and reporting project variances to timeline, budgets, and deliverables across multiple small to medium/low complexity projects

  • Runs variance analysis on budgeted vs. actual and provide status updates

  • Tracks and manages engagement to the SOW and maintains project financials on multiple small to medium/low complexity projects

  • Builds and uses time tracking tools to monitor overall budgets across multiple small to medium/ low complexity projects

  • May maintain or build a simple stakeholder analysis matrix

  • Accountable for implementing Sirius Quality standards, targets, and measures for products, processes, and services. Uses tools/techniques of process improvement to meet and exceed objectives

  • Takes ownership for Status Meetings/Reports, Change Orders, and Invoicing

  • May have accountability for Internal Kick-off meetings, Client Kick off meetings, Day 1 Assessment, Mid Project Assessment, Project Closure and Follow-on Work

  • Demonstrates emerging knowledge of resource management and continues to develop and expand project management skills

  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions within the context of best practices and making recommendations necessary to achieve targeted objectives

  • Complies with all time compliance and time entry guidelines

  • Meets utilization targets

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business or a related field

  • At least six (6) months of IT project coordination experience dealing with solutions in the Sirius Data Center Transformation (DCT) portfolio

  • Training/Certifications: PMI-CAPM Certification or equivalent experience, or able to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of basic contracts, project planning, the development lifecycle, and product offerings

  • Demonstrated ability to acquire further project management skills and technical knowledge

  • Ability to investigate complex problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors

  • Ability to establish positive working relationships and contribute to measurable team and/or organizational objectives in a consulting environment

  • Demonstrated ability to set and prioritize goals and pursue them to completion

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and ensure that others input is gathered and discussed

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize workload

  • Demonstrated customer service skills

  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships and work as a team player in a consulting environment

  • Resourceful in working with disparate client and internal departments to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget

  • Demonstrated ability to provide day-to-day guidance to less experienced project team members

Data Privacy and Security

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment

Essential Functions

The position exists to provide technical project management consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.


Communicates Effectively - Is effective in a variety of communication settings: one-on-one, small or large groups, among diverse styles and position levels. Attentively listens to others. Adjusts to fit the audience and the message. Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization. Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas and opinions.

Customer Focus - Gains insight into customer needs. Identifies opportunities that benefit the customer. Builds and delivers solutions that meet customer expectations. Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships.

Nimble Learning - Learns quickly when facing new situations. Experiments to find new solutions. Takes on the challenge of unfamiliar tasks. Extracts lessons learned from failures and mistakes.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)