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||Lexington Park, MD United States
|| Research & Development
New opportunities are being created within the Integrated Systems and Solutions (InSyS) Division of SRI International as a result of our continued success, growth, and innovation. We currently have an opportunity for a Program Manager within our Intelligent Systems Group in our Lexington Park, MD office. This position will oversee the project management of programs, proposal efforts, and act as a business development liaison.
Lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
Interface, communicate and coordinate with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure 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, ensure 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. Obtain 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.
Ensure that conduct of contract requirements are executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (e.g., federal acquisition regulations)
Assigned to high-risk programs due to knowledge and experience
May lead company’s programs reviews in absence of a Director of Programs
Provide leadership to program team. Ensure communication and cooperation among team members and resolve areas of conflict
Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred or equivalent combination of education and 5+ years experience.
Technical background in large complex systems
Experience managing large product development programs through Integrated Project Team for US DoD Primes
Experience with project schedule management, critical path analysis
Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
Solid leadership and management skills, particularly influence management and conflict resolution
Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include: proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
Excellent customer interface skills
Solid problem solving skills
Excellent presentation skills
Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills
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