Program Manager - 28195 in Monterey, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/6/2019

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Position Summary

The Program Manager will have overall responsibility for running a support contract providing Research & Development support for the U.S. Navy's Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.

This position is contingent upon contract award.


  • Manages a developing program for critical major component, or production or logistics program for large custom subsystem or small total system. 
  • Develops and coordinates new program plans or delivery methods with little precedence for coordination across distinctive products. 
  • Develops solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. 
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule, and technical performance of the company on assigned program from inception through completion. 
  • 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 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 Experience

  • Must have a Bachelors degree; aMasters degree in Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Mangement, or a related field desired.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with the Naval Postgraduate School's defense systems mission, and a minimum of 10 years experience in program management.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with education, financial management, logistics, procurement, or asset management.
  • Must have experience with and the knowledge of how to be able to deal directly with and resolve issues for senior personnel (i.e. senior staff, senior Goverment officials).
  • Experience with the logistics of hosting exercises greatly desired.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a SECRET clearance.





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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