Program Manager 2 - 26898 in Portsmouth, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/2/2019

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Position Summary

Manages acquisition programs of varying scope across the USCG portfolio.  Includes surface, aviation, and C4I programs.  Previous experience with USCG acquisition programs (government or contractor) is required.  The programs serve multiple customers and requires coordination of program requirements across planning stages.   Programs are focused in the Hampton Roads area.  Multiple business functions are represented by the employees assigned to the program. Program involves established technologies that require the application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems.  Requires coordination of technologies across program requirements. 

Leads a team of technicians and engineers in providing life cycle support for existing instrumentation and provides recommendations on procurement of non-developmental items for new instrumentation, specifically radiation on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard.


  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned programs from inception through completion.  Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned programs.
  • Develops and monitors program plans including time and cost estimates.  Ensures project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plans and schedules, identifies program problems, and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Prioritizes workload and determines staffing levels and any adjustments in staffing.  Maintains a staffing level to ensure technical quality and appropriate experience levels are consistent with current and projected project activities.
  • Reviews reports and briefings prepared by technical staff for quality.
  • Leads technical discussions for project reviews.  Prepares and delivers formal briefings.
  • Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program staff.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer and other outside agencies.
  • Acts as primary customer contact for program activities.  Regularly meets with and updates the customer on project status.  Leads program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance. 
  • Develops new business or expands business with the customer.  Coordinates preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract.  Participates in negotiating contract and contract changes.
  • Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.




Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 8 years of experience.  At least 4 years of technical project management experience.  Four years supervisory/management experience. Must have previous USCG acquisition program experience.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 12 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.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of USCG Platforms and systems, and knowledge of overall USCG Missions and requirements.
  • Must have held at least a SECRET clearance that can be restored immediately upon employment.




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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