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Albuquerque, NM



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IV&V Project Manager

Albuquerque, NM - D-Data & Technology

The Data and Technology Services (DTS) Division of RESPEC seeks a part-time Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) Project Manager (PM) with extensive IV&V and IT project management experience to successfully provide analysis and assessment services to our client.  IV&V Professional must reside in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, NM, and be willing to provide on-site support in Santa Fe, NM for client meetings as required.  For non-local applicants, relocation assistance is not offered.  

The IV&V PM duties: 

  • Provides independent oversight and assessment of the progress, risks, and tasks associated with project management; planning; scope, scheduling, and resources management; quality management; training; requirements management; development environment, software development, system and acceptance testing, data management, and operations oversight among other process areas
  • Attends key meetings, reviews and analyzes project deliverables and artifacts, and authors quality IV&V reports, including characterization of project progress, methodologies and practices, detailed assessment of project risks and best practices recommendations
  • Performs duties in accordance with RESPEC’s IV&V Program practices under the direction of the IV&V Program Manager as well as conform to IEEE, CMMI and PMI standards


  • Experience with and ability to perform the following:
    • Manages the assigned IV&V team resources, including budget, schedule, and scope
    • Writes, reviews, and finalizes IV&V deliverable reports per contract scope under tight deadlines
    • Assumes ownership for the quality, accuracy, and completeness of IV&V deliverables, checklists, work products, and communications with the client, vendors, and stakeholders
    • Serve as a “trusted advisor” to the client regarding project recommendations, strategies, and approaches
    • Works closely with the assigned IV&V team on the following:
      • Analyzes project management and governance; evaluate project progress, resources, budget, schedule, scope, quality, communications.
      • Performs initial project risk assessment and performs on-going review and analysis of project risks
      • Develops checklists and lead quality control reviews of project and technical documents per the contract, i.e., PMP, Implementation Strategy and Methodology, Data Conversion and Migration Plan, User Acceptance Testing Plan, Testing Methodology,  Training Plan, Security Plan, Requirements Management Plan, etc.
      • Provides technical oversight of applicable vendor and client processes, methodologies, and tools to validate that applicable requirements, standards, and best practices are followed on the project


  • Resource must reside in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, NM and be willing to provide on-site support in Santa Fe, NM for client meetings as required
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience performing Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) with state or federal clients, or equivalent
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience as a primary Project Manager managing complex IT projects
  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with IV&V requirements and with industry standards for IEEE, CMMI and PMBOK
  • Superb oral and written communication skills, organizational, interpersonal, and analytic capabilities
  • Team player who effectively works well with clients and colleagues at all levels
  • Experience with federal Child Welfare Information Systems applications and modernization a plus
  • Technical writing samples will be required

Work Schedule:  This is a part time role approximately 20 hours each weekly.  The duration of the engagement is 28 months starting in June 2023 with the possibility of an extension.  

Interviews:  Interviews will be by appointment only. Background check and drug screen required. The client may also mandate additional screening.