Location: Richland, WA
Title: IT Project Manager
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

North Wind Solutions is a Government contracting small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The company’s focus is facilities operation and maintenance, waste management and radiological services, security control and force protection, and environmental services.

Job Description


North Wind Solutions (NWSOL) is a government contracting small business with operations at military and civilian installations across the United States. The Richland site project’s primary focus is providing mission critical support for the Hanford site in the areas of Cyber Security, IT Infrastructure deployment and management to include network operations, End User Support services, Application Engineering with emphasis on software development and support, Records Management, and Project Management for the execution across the spectrum of provided services.

The Project Management organization is primarily responsible for the management of hundreds of software application projects at the Hanford Site. The North Winds team is in the midst of a major modernization effort towards a more agile methodology. In this phase of the transformation, project managers are responsible to ensure we maintain current software development processes while assisting and encouraging the implementation of new, agile processes alongside them.


This position will lead cross organizational teams, providing project management support on multiple small, mid-level, and enterprise level software projects simultaneously. Software project support includes the assessment, maintenance, documentation, modernization, testing, and implementation for both custom applications and Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) products.

The IT project manager is responsible for supporting strategic initiatives at the Hanford site which will include; defining tasks and timelines, coordinating across departments, managing budgets, and ensuring timely delivery. The project manager is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, and completion of projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, contractual commitments, and goals. Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

Schedule Management:

  • Create and maintain project schedules, including resource allocations, and stakeholder requirements.
  • Regularly meet with development team to ensure balance between demand and capacity, review actual hours worked vs planned hours to ensure deadlines and budgets are maintained.

Estimating and Budget Management:

  • Provide rough order magnitude (ROM) estimates utilizing approved processes with input from development team. Manage project’s budget, monitor progress, and evaluate project performance throughout project life cycle against planned budget.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills to both internal and external project stakeholders. Manage stakeholder expectations, maintain productive relationships, and ensure client engagement during the project life cycle.

Change Control:

  • Document change control items per standard project management process, procedures, and best practices; tracking impact to schedule, scope, resources, and cost.

Risk & Quality Management:

  • Identify, assess, document, manage, mitigate, and communicate issues and risks throughout the project life cycle.
  • Develop and maintain contingency plans based on identified project risks.

DevSecOps & Production Support Process Adherence:

  • Lead and direct project teams in a manner that adheres to DevSecOps and production support policies, including sitewide and contractor specific procedures, related to standard development management, release management, change management, software quality assurance (SQA), and production support. Ensure understanding of all applicable procedures for each contractor project supported.

Project Reporting, Documentation, and Deliverables:

  • Provide weekly and monthly project reporting to all stakeholders ensuring insight into the project status. Ensure required contract deliverables are tracked to completion, delivered on time, and meets customer expectations. Ensure SQA documentation is created, maintained, approved, and issued per Project Contractor’s applicable procedures.

This IT Project Manager position will be expected to lead and manage multiple mid-level and enterprise level software projects simultaneously. Responsibilities will include the management of COTS software implementations, cloud-based solutions and customer developed software projects involving high profile projects or processes with very limited oversight from manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS in an IT-related field OR combination of education and work experience plus 4-7 years IT related experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of IT project management experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years working in an Agile development environment

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in the project management and implementation of Enterprise-wide applications & systems.
  • Experience with Software/IT life cycles (SDLC). SDLC knowledge should include both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure DevOps and/or other Agile methodology organization tools such as Jira, Asana, or Trello.
  • Experience with or understanding of how websites, web applications, databases, servers (web, application, and database), cloud-based solutions, Microsoft Windows applications, and general business process flows function in order to facilitate successful IT projects.

Skills, Abilities and Expectations:

  • You have proven strong organizational and leadership skills to manage large high-profile projects or processes under tight deadlines with very limited oversight from manager.
  • You are highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • You have the vision and mindset to identify, handle, and resolve problems quickly before they become recurring issues
  • You are able to build a rapport with stakeholders by actively listening to and understanding their needs and concerns to ensure you can address them effectively
  • You are familiar with all aspects of software quality assurance principles. This could include but not limited to ASME Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) standards
  • You are able to communicate effectively and work well in teams while continuously learning from peers
  • You are able to provide clear, concise, and effective verbal and written communications regularly to ensure that all project stakeholders are informed of project status
  • You are able to facilitate all project meetings and create/update/distribute project documentation.
  • You are able to provide effective leadership to development teams, fellow project managers, and project stakeholders


  • Must pass pre-employment background check
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Applicants are required to have REAL ID ACT compliant documentation at time of hire and nothing on record that would prohibit you from gaining access to Department of Energy sites


This is a remote position.

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.