Communications/Marketing Project Manager

27 Aug, 2020


Communications/Marketing Project Manager

McLean, VA
Who we are:
Bixal is a mission-driven, woman-owned small business determined to improve people’s lives through human-centered strategies and transformative technologies, with a firm belief that everyone has the right to an effective government.
We deliver on this belief by partnering with leading Federal agencies to design, develop, and deliver powerful customer experiences through holistic digital product solutions and strategic communications initiatives––bringing a high standard and unique creative energy to our clients––and our wonderfully diverse culture is what makes it all possible.
Bixal unites different people with different perspectives from all over the world! We provide our team with an open and empowered environment where collaboration thrives and solutions flourish.
This position will begin as 100% remote during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in the future will be expected to work onsite at Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, Virginia, 22101 or at Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.
What will you do?
Bixal, a fast-growing Digital Communications and Technology organization based in Fairfax VA, is seeking an Agile Project Manager to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate is a confident leader and highly organized, with attention to detail and quality control. He or she is an advocate for Agile, committed to open communications and transparency to nurture high performing teams.
The Agile Project Manager will manage a team of marketing and communications professionals supporting a contract for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He or she will plan, direct, and coordinate activities therein which will include: strategic planning, editing and writing, graphic design, digital and social media, photography and videography, website support, webinars and virtual meetings, facility tours and outreach events, publications support and magazine support with printing, mailing and distribution tasks.


    • Be the project’s primary point of contact and lead all communications with client stakeholders and Bixal internal team.
    • Speak technically and in layman’s terms while overseeing discovery, design, and development of website development projects with an Agile mindset.

Team Management:

    • Effectively lead a team of marketing and communications professionals, providing day-to-day management of resources and logistics to ensure outputs are compliant with contractual requirements.
    • Define and implement processes to optimize efficiency and ensure deliverables achieve the upmost quality.
    • Prioritize work and meet deadlines while ensuring processes are followed and Bixal quality standards are met.
    • Facilitate production of work through discussion, decision making and conflict resolution.
    • Coach and mentor a team—identify strengths and work to improve weaknesses to help each member grow; guide team on how to effectively self-organize; lead the team through example.
    • Proactively define and manage risks and implement mitigation strategies.
    • Anticipate problems and identify solutions with an enthusiastic and positive attitude.
    • Track and monitor tasks and project status in detail, including advanced use of MS Excel.

Client Management:

    • Be the project’s primary point of contact and lead all communications with client stakeholders and Bixal internal team.
    • Respond to all client requests in a timely manner.
    • Prioritize and maintain the product backlog to ensure goals and objectives of the Product Owner or Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) are achieved.
    • Feel confident curating and presenting information in front of Product Owners, CORs, client stakeholders, or Bixal senior management as requested.
    • Provide weekly and monthly reporting to clients.
    • Build relationships with client stakeholders.

Delivery Team Participation:

    • Participate in regular Delivery Team meetings and prepare monthly project reports for Bixal.
    • Brief Bixal Leadership on project progress.
    • As appropriate, play an active role in new client acquisition and new business presentations.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English, or a related discipline.
    • Ability to undergo and pass a Public Trust security clearance.
    • 8+ years of experience in marketing or communications, with several years overseeing digital and print campaigns from concept to execution and analysis.
    • 4+ years of experience managing a high performing team of marketing or communications professionals.
    • Experience managing Federal contracts.
    • Comfort working in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with complex production processes and tasks that contain multiple phases.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Impeccable attention to detail and high level of organization and planning.
    • Proven track record of managing issues and risk through mitigation strategies.
    • Strong experience and comfortability with Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
    • Experience implementing Agile methodologies.
    • Experience with subject matter like in highway technology, pavements, structures, and construction and maintenance is preferred.
    • Experience with the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center R&D Communication Reference Guide (CRG), The Chicago Manual of Style, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and Section 508 compliance is preferred.

Nice to Haves:

    • Master’s Degree in a related field
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
    • Agile certification is required (Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner or PMI-ACP)
Competitive base salary
Flex hours
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Unlimited PTO
10 paid holidays
Company provided Short-Term Disability
Company provided Life Insurance
401k with employer match
WMATA commuter benefits program
New business referral bonus
Professional development incentives
Learn more here
No recruiters or agencies please. Bixal is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.

Job posted: 2020-08-27