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Program Manager

Location: 

Germantown, MD, US, 20876

Job ID: 102988 

 

The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

We're seeking a Program Manager II preferrably with an engineering or technical background in our Germantown, MD office to manage the daily execution of internal R&D and customer contract requirements to ensure that cost, schedules, and performance goals are met.  *Some remote flexibility permitted*
 

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct the daily execution of Internal Research and Development and customer contract requirements to ensure that cost, schedules, and performance goals are met
  • Lead all meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close)
  • Provide interface, communication, and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities
  • Participate as a team member or leader on bid and proposal activities. Ensure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Represent Program Management Organization (PMO) at program reviews, technical reviews, IPT meetings, seminars, etc.
  • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company’s interests, ensure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to
  • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute IRAD projects, customer contracts, and subcontracts. Allocate and control program budgets for labor, material, travel, and purchased services. Report program status to senior management monthly
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risks throughout the program life cycle. Collect technical inputs and develop risk mitigation and opportunity realization steps. Inform management about decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
  • Perform variance analyses of schedule and cost on a formal and informal basis and present them to senior management (i.e., earned value management system)
  • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with the customer. Coordinate with Contracts Administration on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations.
  • Verify that conduct of contract requirements is executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (i.e.: federal acquisition regulations)
  • Provide leadership to the IPT team. Ensure communication and cooperation among team members and resolve areas of conflict
  • Develop and communicate material needs to planners based on technical requirements
  • Ensure a timely closeout of completed programs and that all obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is properly recorded
  • May manage other program managers
  • Understand and develop leading verses lagging indicators
  • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies
  • Develop and understand principles of program planning (i.e., developing a Bill of Materials and Basis of Estimate)
  • Understand lean and process improvement principles (i.e., Lean Six Sigma)
  • Understand Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) and hardware/software development processes
  • Understand cash flow management principles
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization
     

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferrably in engineering, business, or other technical area and 7+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures
  • Solid leadership and management skills, particularly influence management and conflict resolution
  • Experience throughout the program lifecycle from development through sustainment to include proposal development, requirements decomposition, generation of system and subsystem statements of work and subcontracts, risk and opportunity management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation for cost reduction and performance improvement efforts
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis
  • Experience in finance, contracting, export regulations, engineering, logistics, manufacturing, and supply chain management
  • Excellent customer interface, communication, and presentation skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling, and budget control
  • Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
  • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved
  • Program Management certification preferred (i.e., PMP or DAU level 3)
  • Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful
  • Able to travel as needed (approx 10%)
  • For compliance with Executive Order 14042 candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

*This position has the option of being either fully onsite in our Germantown facility or partly remote (onsite Tues-Thurs).  Must live within commuting distance of the designated facility regardless of choice.

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC