Program Manager - 25866 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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    Norfolk, VA
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Job Description


Position Summary

Alion is seeking a high performing Program Manager. This position is a fast paced, challenging opportunity that requires the successful candidate to possess intellectual curiosity and the ability to think critically.  The ability to successfully interact and communicate with both peers and senior leadership across the company is vital to achieve success in this position.  Must be a team player.

In this position, you will manage a current, emerging and developing portfolio of work, supporting M&S efforts for the Navy Continuous Training Environment and Navy Warfare Development Command.  Requires adept Program Management and astute oversight skills for successful execution of assigned duties with a focus on the professional execution of all technical areas and tasks.  Manage an advanced, developing program of large subsystems and small total systems.  Requires developing and managing unprecedented program plans or delivery methods across derivative and distinctive products.  The program serves multiple customers and requires developing and managing unprecedented program plans across several subcontractors and several distinctive products.  Program is contained at more than one major geographic location requiring coordination of technology and/or production across multiple domestic and/or worldwide locations.  The program involves new, advanced technologies and applications are required that apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts across program requirements.  Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts to solve complex, highly innovative, and ingenious problems. Long-range financial forecast is for significant, aggressive future growth represented in numerous distinct developing products, components, systems, or subsystems that include derivative technologies (exclude follow-on business).  Long-range forecast is unlimited duration and represents a key factor in the company’s strategic business objectives.  May include firm-fixed price and cost plus contract requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned programs and projects.  These programs involve emergent technologies and regularly require the application of advanced scientific principles, theories, and concepts.  Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.

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.

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, 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.  Analyzes market data to identify trends/opportunities, develops strategic direction from market information, and creates compelling market analysis presentations.

Complies with quality assurance and security procedures in the performance of duties.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in Computer Sciences, Information Technology, or related technical discipline plus 10 years of experience.  At least 8 years of technical program/project management experience.  At least 8 years management experience required. 

Highly prefer candidates with 15 years of direct technical experience in Software Engineering and Management in modeling and simulation environment.

Experience working within a CMMI QA environment.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 26 years of directly 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.

Must have project management certification (PMP). 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Strong customer service orientation.

An active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

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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