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Senior Program Manager

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Cypress
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job ID: 106798
The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas and Austin, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.
Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.
Position Summary
DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join our team in Cypress, CA. In this role, you will manage and direct the daily execution of contract requirements to ensure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met, lead meetings and the integrated product team (kick-off through project close), and provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts and bid and proposal activities.
Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • 7+ years relevant experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain or Business degree may be preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience depending upon the job discipline

  • Knowledge of program management tools and procedures

  • Solid leadership and management skills

  • 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 management, and continuous improvement efforts including implementation 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

  • Solid problem solving skills

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Experience with managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control

  • Ability to manage aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

    Desired Skills and Experience

    • Program Management certification preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU)

    • Active/current security clearance preferred

    • Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successful

      Job Duties and Responsibilities

      • Manage and direct the daily execution of multiple programs within contract requirements to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met

      • Lead all meetings and the integrated product and/or project team from kick-off through project close. Lead and or support bid and proposal activities

      • Provide interface, communication and coordination with internal and external customers on matters pertaining to existing contracts

      • Ensure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals for existing customers

      • Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development

      • Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc.

      • Prepare for and participate in contract/subcontract negotiations. While representing Company's interests, assure that all government regulatory guidance is adhered to

      • Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Regularly report program status to senior management

      • Formally identify, assess, monitor and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost and schedule objectives.

      • May be required to ensure the overall execution of material on schedule and on budget for a business area

      • May be required to collaborate on various tasks with various project teams

      • May be required to various tasks/team/project/Engineering changes

      • Notify and seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise. Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedules are evident

      • Perform variance analysis 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.

      • Assure the contract requirements are executed in accordance with appropriate regulations and Company policies and procedures (i.e. federal acquisition regulations)

      • Provide leadership to program or project team. Assures communication and cooperation among team members and resolves areas of conflict

      • Ensure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded

      • Understand and develop leading verses lagging indicators

      • Develop and execute program corrective action strategies

      • May partner with various stakeholders on planning process and system improvements

      • Develop and understand principles of program planning. Broad application of principles, theories, and concepts in applicable discipline, plus working knowledge of other related fields

      • Develop and understand cash flow management principles

      • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

        Working Conditions

        • Normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

        • Travel up to 10% of time

          In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.
          The pay scale for this position is $123,292/year - $191,412/year . The pay scale information is a general guideline only. Several factors can influence the pay scale for a position including but not limited to, Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, collective bargaining agreements, geographic location, business considerations, scope and responsibilities of the position, local or other applicable market conditions, and internal equity. Other factors include the candidate's qualifications such as relevant prior work experience, specific skills and competencies, education/training, and certifications.
          Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours.
          *Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only
          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. #EOIS

Keywords: Leonardo DRS, Cypress , Senior Program Manager, Accounting, Auditing , Cypress, California

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