Risk Manager

Parsons   •  

Huntsville, AL

Industry: Engineering Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 265 days ago

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Job Description:

The Risk Manager in this role will provide support to the Missile Defense Agency Targets and Countermeasures (MDA/TC) Program Office. Duties will include supporting target programs throughout the development life-cycle in identifying, analyzing, planning for, reporting and retiring risks (technical, test and programmatic) which affect the acquisition of targets required for Ballistic missile Defense System (BMDS) testing.


Will work in an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment providing technical expertise to assist the Government in the oversight of contractor Risk Management activities. Will serve as the Target Program Risk point of contact for: document reviews, Objective Evidence verification, Entrance and Exit Criteria tailoring for major milestone reviews, status of Risks and Watch Items (WIs), Risk Management Process questions, and contractor Risk Management working groups and boards.


More specific responsibilities include:

Work with MDA/TC Chief Engineers (CE), Chief Product Engineers (CPE) and other Risk owners for Risk and WI chart creation and updates

Provides Program Risk and WI packages to the MDA/TC Risk Lead for disposition at TC Risk Management Board (RMB)

Maintains configuration control of Risk and WI chart packages

Update packages based on TC RMB actions, mitigation step completion, changes to understanding and knowledge associated with Risk and WI content, and input from other sources

Provides charts to the Customer for Government portions of Milestone and Mission-related Reviews as well as for Technical Interchange Meetings (TIMS) and working groups

Generates/coordinates briefing packages intended for Customer leadership

Supports the interests of the customer in working groups, TIMs and related forums

Provides meeting summaries to the Government Customer


Required Skills:

5-10 years related experience


Demonstrated ability to develop clear and concise briefings to explain complex situations to all levels of leadership


Demonstrated ability to maintain configuration control of a document while including edits and inputs from diverse sources


Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with personnel at all levels and backgrounds in contractor and government organizations


Demonstrated ability to review large amounts of information, extract and summarize the key points


Highly proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint to include chart creation, use of multiple templates, image manipulation, and drawing objects; proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word


Organized; self-starter; good time management; ability to work independently; adaptable; detail-oriented; good proof-reading skills




Experience with US Department of Defense weapon systems design, systems engineering, development, testing, system integration, fielding, and operations


Experience as a Department of Defense government contractor


Knowledge of engineering and program risk management principles


Knowledge of the DoD Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management process.


Experience in the Missile Defense Agency risk management process


A Project Management Institute (PMI) certification as a Project Management

Professional (PMP) or Risk Management Professional (RMP)


Experience in proper marking of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), For Official Use only (FOUO), and Classified information


Knowledge of Basic Statistics


Public speaking/presentation skills

Occasional (up to 10%) Travel