• Earned Value Management (EVM) SME

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    Job Title:  Earned Value Management (EVM) Subject Matter Expert (SME)

    Job Location:  Ft. Meade, MD

    Security Clearance: An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with the abilty to obtain TS eligibility

    Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a Earned Value Management (EVM) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our team based in Ft. Meade, MD. This critical role will be responsible for implementing compliant Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) in accordance with our Program requirements. The successful candidate will also be able to create and manage the Performance Measurement Baseline for multiple projects of varying complexity; provide objective technical, schedule and cost performance analysis to program management; mentor/train program staff on interpretation and application of EVM processes and procedures as defined in the EVMS system description to ensure compliance with the current EIA 748 standard; prepare, train staff and conduct Integrated Baseline Review (IBRs) and create, maintain and status MS Project (s) in support of program objectives.

    Daily Responsibilities:

    • Preparation of the monthly Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR) and other cost and schedule metrics as required by the contract
    • Coordinate all planning and status activities within the program
    • Assist managers and project managers to develop planning and work packages
    • Gather monthly milestone updates
    • Develop responses to variances
    • Assist managers and project managers with corrective actions
    • Provide performance analysis on cost, and schedule performance, SLAs, and the associated variance analysis as needed
    • Interfaces and collaborates with team members, stakeholders and management to anticipate and manage changes to projects and levels of efforts, such as, but not limited to, technical requirements, business requirements and schedule.
    • Implementation and documentation of baseline changes.
    • Creation and maintenance of internal process documentation and procedures.
    • Conduct internal EVM surveillances

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Position requires a minimum of (12) twelve or more years of hands-on in Earned Value Management and Project Management related experience
    • A minimum of four (4) years of MS Project related experience is required
    • Be an intermediate to expert level user Microsoft Project
    • Possess an advanced level of understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) and Scheduling
    • Possess strong proficiency in performing EVM analyses and oversight
    • Implement EVM with project online, and develop dynamic reports from SharePoint and Office 365 products
    • Have hands-on experience preparing and maintaining EVM artifacts such as: Control Account Plans (CAP), Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Organizational Breakdown Structures (OBS), Basis of Estimates (BOE), Integrated Master Schedules (IMS), and Work Authorization Documents (WAD)
    • Have the ability to operate in a complex professional environment with a variety of internal and external stakeholders across multiple organizations
    • Possess excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication and presentation skills
    • Demonstrate sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary, confidential and classified information
    • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with the abilty to obtain TS eligibility
    • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Have experience in preparing for and participating in Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR).
    • Have experience with contract risk analyses.
    • Possess strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities


    • Certified Earned Value Professional (EVP)
    • ITIL Foundations


    •  Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, Engineering).

    Trace Systems

    Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


    To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at: www.tracesystems.com.      #jointracesystems


    Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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