Project Lead

Lafayette, LA

Project Lead

Category: Project Management

Main location: United States, Louisiana, Lafayette

Position ID: J0624-2045

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Description:

The project lead role at CGI Federal is a senior-level position responsible for directing the performance and delivery of a project within a large-scale Federal government contract. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and management skills, with experience leading and developing project teams. They should be able to think on their feet, proactively identify and address client challenges, and bring innovative ideas to their projects. The project lead will act as the primary customer contact on status and performance, ensuring customer satisfaction and continued business.

This position is located in our Lafayette, LA office; however, a hybrid working model is acceptable.

Your future duties and responsibilities:

o Directing project performance and delivery within the EPA ITED project

o Leading and developing project teams to achieve project goals

o Building and nurturing strategic relationships with clients and project stakeholders

o Proactively identifying and addressing client challenges to ensure project success

o Bringing innovative solutions and ideas to enhance project outcomes

o Serving as the primary point of contact for clients on project status and performance

o Allocate and manage project resources, including team members, equipment, and budget.

o Monitor project progress, identify risks and issues, and implement mitigation plans.

o Ensure project milestones and deliverables are met according to schedule.

o Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among project team members.

o Provide regular project status updates to stakeholders and senior management.

o Conduct project reviews and lessons learned sessions to identify areas for improvement.

• Team Leadership:

o Lead and motivate project team members to achieve project goals and objectives.

o Assign tasks and responsibilities to team members, ensuring clear expectations and accountability.

o Foster a collaborative and positive team environment, promoting open communication and knowledge sharing.

o Provide guidance and support to team members, resolving conflicts and addressing any performance issues.

o Mentor and develop team members, promoting continuous learning and professional growth.

Stakeholder Management:

o Establish and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders, ensuring their needs and expectations are understood and addressed.

o Collaborate with stakeholders to define project requirements and priorities.

o Communicate project progress, risks, and issues to stakeholders in a clear and timely manner.

o Manage stakeholder expectations and provide regular updates on project status and deliverables.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

o Bachelor's degree in project management, business administration, or a related field.

o 5-7 years of experience as a Project Lead or similar role.

o 2-3 years of leading software development teams

o Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices.

o Excellent leadership and team management skills.

o Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

o Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

o Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

o Experience in managing projects within budget and meeting project deadlines.

o Proficiency in project management tools and software.

o Knowledge of SDLC, Agile development, and functional analysis

o Technical background or comfort working in a highly technical environment

Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required:

o Certification in project management (e.g., PMP) is a plus.

o Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification

o Master's degree

o ITIL certification

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and license and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $77,200.00 - $168,900.00.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company.

CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive compensation

• Comprehensive insurance options

• Matching contributions through the 401(k) plan and the share purchase plan

• Paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time

• Paid maternity and parental leave

• Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

• Member assistance and wellness programs

Due to the nature of this government contract, US Citizenship is required.





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What you can expect from us:

Together, as owners, let’s turn meaningful insights into action.

Life at CGI is rooted in ownership, teamwork, respect and belonging. Here, you’ll reach your full potential because…

You are invited to be an owner from day 1 as we work together to bring our Dream to life. That’s why we call ourselves CGI Partners rather than employees. We benefit from our collective success and actively shape our company’s strategy and direction.

Your work creates value. You’ll develop innovative solutions and build relationships with teammates and clients while accessing global capabilities to scale your ideas, embrace new opportunities, and benefit from expansive industry and technology expertise.

You’ll shape your career by joining a company built to grow and last. You’ll be supported by leaders who care about your health and well-being and provide you with opportunities to deepen your skills and broaden your horizons.

Come join our team—one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, sex, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, familial status, political affiliation, genetic information, height, weight, or any other legally protected status or characteristics.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. Dependent upon role and/or federal government security clearance requirements, and in accordance with applicable laws, some background investigations may include a credit check. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

CGI 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 CGI’s legal duty to furnish information.