Geospatial Portfolio Manager in Alexandria, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/11/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

The successful candidate will manage a developing Geospatial portfolio of programs and business opportunities with existing and new customers and will develop and manage program plans of newly developed, advanced concepts, theories, and products. The portfolio serves multiple customers and requires management of multiple subcontractors with teams crossing several companies. The programs involve emergent technologies that regularly require exceptionally high level of ingenuity and creativity, and regularly require application of advanced scientific principles, theories, and concepts. Problem complexity is such that information is developed that extends existing boundaries of knowledge of a given field. The Geospatial Program Manager will develop mid-range financial forecasts. This portfolio of Programs has significant effect on meeting the Division and Operation’s strategic business objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer, subcontractors, other prime contractors 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.
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of assigned programs from inception through completion. Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.
  • 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.
  • Leads technical discussions for project reviews. Prepares and delivers formal briefings.
  • Develops and monitors program plan including time and cost estimates. Ensures project outputs are 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.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 15 years or Master’s plus 13 years of experience in a technical position and knowledge of current state-of-the-art issues in technical discipline. At least 8 years of management experience. Ph.D. in Geological Sciences is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Geospatial/GeoINT Subject Matter Expertise
  • Experience working with geophysical and geospatial data, including terrain/digital elevation models, LIDAR and multi/hyper-spectral imagery, and National Technical Means (NTM).
  • ISR systems expertise and advanced tactical ground sensors.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) experience is desired.

Security Clearance

  • An active Secret level security clearance is required and must be maintained after employment. A Top Secret clearance is desired.

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