Program Manager, Operations

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Dallas, TX

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


11 - 15 years

Posted 39 days ago


  • Directs program activities to meet client and organization work objectives and serves as a liaison with clients to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems.
  • Manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met.
  • Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Insure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development
  • Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company's interests, assure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to.
  • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis.
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
  • Perform variance analysis of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management.
  • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer.
  • Coordinate with Contracts Department on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.
  • Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is properly recorded.
  • Develop and understand principles of program planning (i.e.: developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate). Understand cash flow management principles.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization.

  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related business or technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.
  • Professional certification (PMP) preferred.
  • 10-12 years of related Program Management experience preferably in a Government Contracting environment.
  • Strong financial acumen and demonstrated strategic thinking & problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive proposal/RFQ response experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive cross-functional execution in support of delivery deadlines.
  • Good understanding of common purchase order and contracting language.
  • Experience dealing with multiple customers in a highly transactional environment.