$200K — $250K *
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The Tactical Solutions Strategic Business Unit delivers mission system solutions, from specialized antennas to electro-optical technologies, to the warfighter. Our systems enhance the performance of various military platforms, from aircraft and land vehicles to ships and satellites, and give warfighters the advantage they need to take action, identify targets and defend against evolving threats.
Program Manager II - Tactical Solutions (TS) – Phased Array Antenna Programs
Manage phased array antenna systems development and/or production programs within the TS organization. The TS phased array antenna business consist of dynamic and highly technical programs with emphasis on design, fabrication, test and transition to manufacturing of tactical RF systems.
What you'll do:
•Responsible for overall program leadership, direction and guidance that ensures successful program execution in accordance with the budget, schedule, contract, Statement of Work (SOW) and Technical Specifications.
•Develop and monitor fidelity of the program baseline including definition of tasks, program budgets and program schedules.
•Define, secure, organize and direct staff, resources, standards, processes, procedures and tools essential for the successful completion of a program.
•Provide sound leadership and team-building to motivate, influence and effectively apply the program staff.
•Develop excellent internal/external communication systems.
•Act as the main interface with the Customer and main Ball representative on all program related subjects.
•Ensure that program requirements, purposes, objectives, and expectations are communicated and flowed-down to the internal team and subcontractors.
•Resolve conflicts, demands and priorities on assigned programs.
•Recognize, develop, and work to win potential follow-on work, increased scope, and additional programs within the appropriate program Customer contacts.
•Work unplanned program issues to a best solution, including development of plans-forward, escalation and increased resources, as required.
•Communicate program status to Upper Management.
•Manage and support new business proposal development.
•Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
•Perform other duties as necessary.
What you'll need:
•BS/BA in related field plus 12 years or more related experience.
•Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
•Degree in Engineering, or Physics with experience in RF design, fabrication, test and management preferred.
•Experience in program and procurement management responsibilities for phased array antenna hardware. Experience with subcontract management and supplier oversight a plus.
•Existing or ability to obtain a DoD TS/SCI clearance.
•Demonstrate ability to work successfully with demanding customers, difficult schedules, and technically challenging projects.
•A self-starter with the ability to understand the big picture as well as technical, budget and schedule issues at the detail level.
•Comfortable and competent with MS Office computer tools including: WORD, EXCEL, PROJECT, POWERPOINT and OFFICE.
•Excellent customer engagement skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Excellent presentation development and delivery skills.
•Ability to utilize standard program status tools including:
•Earned Value (EV) and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) including variance reporting
•Program performance reporting status including program highlights, Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), schedule progress, technical status and Customer Relations.
•Technical Performance Metrics (TPM's) including current progress of key technical performance parameters against requirements.
•Thorough understanding of the risk and opportunity management process as related to program plan.
•Thorough understanding of Change Control process to control, monitor and resolve internal and external changes related to Program plan.
•Experience with RF phased array antenna components and systems.
•Business Development or New Business Experience.
•Proposal Management experience including familiarity with government requirements.
•Familiar with general government contractual requirements.
•Experienced with an ISO 9001 environment.
•Ability to lead and effectively negotiate program awards.
Valid through: 8/6/2020