FMS Project Manager - 28521 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/30/2019

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Job Description



Responsibilities/Qualification

 

Position Summary

Under direction of a Division Manager or Program Manager, oversees and manages the operational aspects of an ongoing technical project, typically from initiation through delivery.  Plans and manages project to meet the objectives established by the contract underlying the project and is accountable for the performance and profitability of the project. 

Provides leadership to customer and/or company staff based on contract goals and customer or company policy.  Work is reviewed in terms of meeting contract objectives and schedules.   Accomplishes tasks through assigned client staff and/or company exempt or non-exempt direct reports.  Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure to achieve project goals and objectives.     

Responsibilities

  • Under direction of the Division Manager or Program Manager, manages the project in order to expand Alion’s participation, anticipating and meeting customer needs; directs the tactical activities of the program including, but not limited to, engineering, finance and operations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability.  Seeks to build project revenue by remaining alert to new business opportunities or expansion of business with the customer and advising senior operations management. 
  • Acts as an advisor to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.  Directly participates in establishing and administering project controls.  Develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.
  • Frequently contacts peer managers and customer representatives concerning the project, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications.  Conducts briefings and technical meetings with company and customer representatives concerning project operations. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds.
  • Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contracts administration procedures that support the programs of Alion, and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion’s interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Directs efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the Alion team through training and development programs in both technical and scientific disciplines.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field plus 8 years or Master’s plus 5 years of related experience.  At least 5 years project management experience. Supervisory/management experience preferred.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • Experience working with foreign military personnel is highly desired.
  • Experience with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) to foreign militaries highly desired.
  • Experience supporting NAVSEA PMS 326 or PMS 325 highly desired.
  • Familiarity and experience with ITAR, FCPA, and other regulations and laws associated with international work is highly desired.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET security clearance is required.  Candidates with currently active clearances are preferred.

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Diversity Statement

 

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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