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Project Manager-IT Business Systems - 27154 in Mechanicsburg, PA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 12/19/2018

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Position Summary
Under direction of a customer and/or company Program Manager, oversees and manages the operational aspects of new or ongoing technical projects, typically from initiation through delivery.  Plans and manages project to meet the objectives established by the customer and is accountable for the performance of the project. 

Provides leadership to customer and/or company staff based on contract goals and customer or company policy.  Work is reviewed in terms of meeting contract and project objectives and schedules.   Accomplishes tasks through assigned client staff and/or company exempt or non-exempt direct reports.  Subject to approval, modifies the organizational structure to achieve project goals and objectives.   

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direction of the Program Manager, manages the project in order to expand Alion’s participation, anticipating and meeting customer needs; directs the tactical activities of the program including, but not limited to, engineering, finance and operations with the objective of maximizing project performance objectives and effectiveness of business processes.  The candidate will remain alert to new business opportunities or expansion of business with the customer and advising senior operations management. 

Acts as an advisor to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.  Directly participates in establishing and administering project controls.  Develops and administers budgets, schedules, and performance standards.

Frequently contacts peer managers and customer representatives concerning the project, operational decisions, scheduling requirements, or contractual clarifications.  Conducts briefings and technical meetings with company and customer representatives concerning project operations. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds.

Ensures adherence to Alion administrative policies and procedures, human resource policies and practices as applicable, and contracts administration procedures that support the programs of Alion, and ensures that the contract is administered to protect Alion’s interest and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Directs efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the Alion team through training and development programs in both technical and scientific disciplines.

The following experience attributes are highly preferred:

Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science or Systems Engineering and 8 plus years experience in project/program development. Master's prefered.  Under special circumstances we will substititue 15 years of experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Ability to work and provide leadership in a matrix organization environment where software developers, technical analysts and other team members are provided as resources from a different part of the organization.

  • Strong familiarity and/or demonstrated ability to execute both Waterfall and Agile software development processes.

  • Comfortable with the entire software and system development lifecycle, to include operations and sustainment of legacy systems and software code written in older software languages.

  • Ability to be effective on site with a customer program team, while operating in a separate location from other Alion team members and leadership.

  • Familiar with concepts related to data warehousing, data schema/models and conversion of data from legacy systems to newer replacement systems.

  • Knowledge and experience with Business system programs, to include IT, financial, ERP and other data-driven systems. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong customer service orientation.

  • Effective organization skills.

  • A Secret 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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