Program Manager 4

Alion Science and Technology   •  

Annapolis Junction, MD

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 51 days ago


Manages an advanced, developing program of large subsystems or small total systems, or production or logistics program for major total system. Requires developing and managing unprecedented program plans or delivery methods across derivative and distinctive products.

The program serves multiple customers and requires developing and managing unprecedented program plans across several subcontractors and several distinctive products. Program is contained at more than one major geographic location requiring coordination of technology and/or production across multiple domestic and/or worldwide locations.

All normal business functions are represented by assigned employees. The program involves new, advanced technologies and applications are required that apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts across program requirements. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts to solve complex, highly innovative, and ingenious problems.

Long-range financial forecast is for significant, aggressive future growth represented in numerous distinct developing products, components, systems, or subsystems that include derivative technologies (exclude follow-on business). Long-range forecast is unlimited duration and represents a key factor in the company's strategic business objectives. May include firm-fixed price and cost plus contract requirements.

Skills and Abilities:
Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned program from inception through completion. Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.

Develops and monitors program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensures project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.

Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.

Prioritizes workload and determines staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing. Maintains a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected project activities.

Reviews reports and briefings prepared by technical staff for quality.

Leads technical discussions for project reviews. Prepares and delivers formal briefings.

Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program staff.

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer, subcontractors and other outside agencies.

Acts as primary customer contact for program activities. Regularly meets with and updates the customer on project status. Leads program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

Develops new business or expands business with the customer. Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract. Participates in negotiating contract and contract changes.

Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.

Strong customer service orientation.

A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline and 12 years experience managing DOD programs and projects. Master's degree prefered.

Will substitue degree in liue of 20 plus years of direct work experience.