IT Senior Project Manager

  • FHLB - The Office of Finance
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Mar 28, 2018
Full time Project Manager IT Manager Manager

Job Description

The FHLB – Office of Finance is seeking a strong Senior Project Manager (SPM) to perform project management activities on concurrent, large, and complex projects and to be responsible for the application of project management discipline to ensure successful delivery of business and technical projects.  The SPM leads, performs, and provides consulting on all activities related to the OF project management lifecycle.  The SPM provides guidance to identify, evaluate, and develop project management methods and practices that are efficient, effective, and meet the needs of the Office of Finance (OF).


Major Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and manage activities outlined in the OF Project Management Life Cycle, OF SaaS Guide.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for business units, technical team and external partners such as vendors, Banks during project initiation, planning, execution, and closing
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships between multiple business units and constituencies, including strategic partners.
  • Create and/or maintain project artifacts including project charter, project schedule, contracts, project portfolio data, IT Governance Group status report, project KPIs, and cost
  • Recommend and customize project management approach based on the complexity of project.
  • Serve as a consultant for business and technical teams and provide direction for contract resources on a project when
  • Conduct project overviews for new employees or project team
  • Maintain sound knowledge of organizational policies and business processes, and assist with project estimation, COTS, and SaaS tool
  • Support implementation of portfolio management strategy, including Project Oversight Committee support, portfolio data accuracy, and project dashboard communication to the organization.
  • Contribute to the development and advancement of the project management discipline by engaging with the FHLBank PMO Work Group and maintaining knowledge of industry standards.
  • Provide OF leadership with timely information regarding the project status including project dependencies, resource allocations, schedule, budget, and risks.
  • Assist with PMO


Qualified candidates will offer a Bachelor’s degree in Management, Engineering, IT, or a related field from an accredited college or university plus 7-10 years of experience in a project manager role, preferably in a financial institution.  OF is seeking candidates with a minimum of 2-4 years of demonstrated large, complex IT project management experience utilizing Microsoft Project or an equivalent tool.  Candidates must also have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio, and have a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.  Experience in traditional “waterfall” and agile project delivery methods and strong negotiating, influencing, facilitation, and decision-making skills are required.


This position offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment and is based in Reston, VA.


FHLB-OF is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers.  Green Card or citizenship required.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the following job link:


Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at

Contact 202/232-1765



The Federal Home Loan Bank System

The public policy mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank System (the “System”), which was created by Congress in 1932 and consists of the 11 regional Federal Home Loan Banks (the “FHLBanks”) and the OF, is to support residential mortgage lending and related community investment through its member financial institutions.  The System fulfills its role in housing finance by providing members with access to reliable, economical funding and technical assistance, and special affordable housing programs.  The FHLBanks have been a fundamental part of the nation’s financial system for over eight decades.


The Office of Finance 

Located in Reston, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C., the OF is operated on behalf of the FHLBanks.  Its primary function is to issue and service all debt securities for the regional FHLBanks, while obtaining the most cost-effective terms possible given current market conditions.  Related activities include the compilation and publication of the combined financial statements, analysis and joint development of new funding opportunities, and educational outreach to inform investors and other interested parties about FHLBank debt products.  The OF also provides the FHLBanks with credit and general capital market information/data, and manages the relationship with the credit rating agencies.  In addition, the OF administers two tax-exempt government corporations, the Financing Corporation and the Resolution Funding Corporation.


As an agent of the FHLBanks, the OF is a unique organization.  While it is the size of a small business, it has access to the resources, and shoulders the responsibilities, of a large corporation.  The OF does not have the drivers of a traditional business, such as a P&L or equity value.  Rather, its staff and leaders derive their satisfaction from tackling the diverse challenges of serving the FHLBanks, individually and as a System, as well as managing dealer and investor relationships — all while remaining keenly focused on its day-to-day core mission.


The FHLBanks and the OF are government-sponsored enterprises regulated by the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Equal Employment Opportunity

The OF is an equal employment opportunity employer.  It is the OF’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a parent, or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.