Program Manager 4  AF TENCAP - 28339 in Colorado Springs, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/26/2019

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Position Summary

The Alion mission support team to the United States Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (AF TENCAP) mission requires a Program Manager (PM) with proven ability to lead the development of innovative solutions and emerging technologies.

The PM will lead a team that will contribute immediately to the development of new concepts, systems and prototypes to solve complex, highly innovative, and ingenious problems for warfighters.

In this role you will be responsible for leading a team developing advanced programs for large subsystems, small total systems, production, and development programs for major warfighter systems.  As well you will oversee the development and manage unprecedented program plans and delivery methods across derivative and distinctive products. 

Duties and Responsibilities

As strategic leader you will be responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance on assigned program from inception through completion.  Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.

As PM you will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing a large portfolio that touches a cross section of current and new technologies.
  • Developing and monitoring program plans including time and cost estimates.  Ensures project outputs delivered on schedule and within funding.
  • Establishes milestones and monitors adherence to program plan and schedule, 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 appropriate training delivered to program staff.

Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer, subcontractors 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.

Required Education and Experience (Mandatory)

•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Aerospace or like disciplines. 10 plus years of program management  

•Five years of experience in management and supervision of military hardware/software development projects or programs that support Military Planning and Analysis Support or Space Capability Support.

Our ideal candidate will have a background in Military Planning and Analysis Support, Innovation Development and Testing Support, or Space Capability Support

• Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional, Program Management Professional (PgMP), or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management certification.

• At least three years of experience planning, directing, and coordinating programs of similar size in terms of work force utilization, procurement of materials and equipment, standards, training, problem solving.

US Citizenship and a current TS clearance with SCI eligibility. 

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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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