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Program Manager 3 - 28220 in Arlington, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 4/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description



Ability to manage critical / complex development, production or logistics program.  Requires developing and coordinating new program plans or delivery methods with little precedence for coordination across distinctive products.  The candidate must be able to manage a Program that serves multiple customers and requires developing and coordinating program requirements across distinct product lines.  Program involves new technologies requiring coordination of applications across program requirements.  Develops solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.  Long-range financial forecast is for significant future growth represented in several discrete developing products or components that include derivative technologies (exclude follow-on business). 

Duties and Responsibilities

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.

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.

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.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or related technical discipline plus 10 years or Master’s 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 14 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

5-8 years of IT system Program Management is preferred.

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Leadership and management skills as evidenced by previous work experience.

Strong customer service orientation.

A SECRET DOD 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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