• Senior Biometrics Project Manager

    Job Locations (All) | US-Remote
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/26/2018 9:07 AM)
  • Overview

    Biometrics Project Manager



    Responsible for achieving successful delivery of biometrics activities on a study by study basis by meeting internal and external sponsor requirements according to time, quality, scope, and budget constraints.


    • Holds primary accountability for delivery oversight and financial profitability for Biometrics standalone projects.
    • Manages project scope changes
    • Serves as primary escalation point for internal and external team members for risks associated with study deliverable timeliness, quality, scope and budget
    • Escalates to functional management for risks to time, quality, scope and budget considerations on study
    • Manages technical vendors of third-party biometrics project providers.
    • Ensures timely completion of all biometrics project status reporting.
    • Ensures that trial-specific training, including protocol training, is provided to extended project team members.
    • Authors documents, including (but not limited to): Project Plan, Project Timelines.
    • Owns forecasts of units/hours (revenue and resources), and actual units/hours efficiency analysis.
    • Proactively identifies, negotiates and executes contract modifications for assigned trials, ensuring out of scope activities are approved up front via a contract modification.
    • Identifies potential or actual unrecoverable hours and provides analysis and mitigation/resolution plan for Senior Management approval.
    • Ensures control of financial risk to PRA.
    • Leads presentation of project risk reviews (operational and financial aspects) and is accountable for action item follow up.
    • Oversees external vendor UAT process (if applicable).
    • Contributes to Business Development by participating in bid/proposal development, and participating in capabilities presentations and bid defense meetings.
    • Liaises with Biometrics functional leads to provide data to create project performance metrics and initiate performance-measure improvements as needed.
    • Takes a lead role in identifying issues and risks related to biometrics project activities.
    • Leads in the development of contingency and mitigation plans to minimize risks and communicates the plans as required.
    • Participates in sponsor and/or third-party audits and responds to audit findings.
    • Mentors and trains other Biometrics Project Manager team members.
    • Leads a process development / improvement task force.
    • Acts as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for various technologies or processes.
    • Writes articles for industry publications and gives presentations at industry conferences.


    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of Biometrics experience, with at least 2 years of Biometrics project management experience preferred, including financial management, timeline management, and risk management.
    • At least 2 years of experience leading multiple projects at once (8-10 ideal) overseeing approximately 5 – 10 team members per project preferred.
    • CRO experience required. 
    • Prior experience interfacing directly with sponsors/clients, senior management, and cross-functional teams is required.
    • Advanced understanding of biometrics project processes and each function as it relates to biometrics.
    • Strong strategic thinking skills related to business development and other relationship activities.
    • Proven ability to effectively deliver across multiple biometrics project disciplines.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Must be available for domestic travel of approximately 25% for new business development awards, etc.
    • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

    PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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