Program Manager - 25961 in Washington, DC at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/26/2018

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Job Description


Alion Science & Technology is seeking a Program Manager to support ship modernization and repair.  Significant experience in availability planning and execution is essential.  A strong understanding of working with foreign shipyards is also important. The successful candidate must have extensive experience in interacting with and successfully supporting multiple customers and will have prior experience in managing large programs with full P&L responsibility.
This program is based in Washington, DC.
Duties and Responsibilities
Hold full profit and loss responsibility for a ship modernization and repair contract with revenue in excess of $100M per year executed in shipyards across the US and overseas.
Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of multiple simultaneous ship availabilities from inception through completion while managing various smaller support projects.  Manages technical and administrative staff and provides ongoing direction in the performance of the assigned program.
Develops and monitors acquisition plans including schedule and cost estimates.  Conducts competitive solicitations of various levels of shipyard work in support of the government customer.
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.
Select and recommend for hire new employees.  Ensures that appropriate training is delivered to program staff.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer and related 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 Experience
Bachelors degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 10 years or Masters plus 8 years of experience in a technical position. At least 5 years of technical project management experience or certification required.  At least 5 years experience managing a staff.
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.
Applicants must have Ship maintenance/modernization experience.  Overseas ship maintenance/ modernization experience is preferred. A senior level person with 10+ years of surface maintenance experience (Engineering Duty Officer, SWO, NAVSEA Gov. CIV, NAVSEA Gov. KTR, Merchant Mariner, SIMA, RMC, N43/N43A/Type Desk Coordinator, Port Engineer experience) is encouraged to apply.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.
Strong customer service orientation.

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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