Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.
Title: Senior Program Manager
Job Location: Hauppauge, NY/Washington, DC/Columbia, MD
AAC is seeking a Senior Program Manager to support an advanced research and development program through development / test, production, and sustainment. This position is responsible for managing and directing the daily execution of a distributed development team to assure that cost, schedules and performance goals are met. 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 leader on bid and proposal activities. Insure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals. This position will function at a high level of complexity and independence. Strong leadership skills are imperative.
Responsible for leading an extremely complex advanced research project through development and production
Responsible for leading / supervising an Integrated Product Team (IPT) of up to 8 engineers
Responsible for growing the LOB while collaborating with the Business Development team
Manage and direct the daily execution of multiple programs or large scale programs within contract requirements to assure 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 leader on bid and proposal activities. Insure that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals.
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
Additional Job Responsibilities
Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel and purchased services. Report program status to senior management on a monthly basis
Formally identifies, assesses, monitors and mitigates risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtains management approval prior to making 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.
Responsible for indirectly managing engineering project team assigned to complex development
Assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied and program documentation is properly recorded
Engineering or business degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
Prior management of complex research and development projects required
Prior DoD experience required
Prior Naval experience preferred
Prior Unmanned Vehicles experience preferred
Prior DoD Weapons Certification experience preferred
Expert knowledge of program management tools and procedures
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 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 skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent presentation skills
Demonstrated success in managing manpower planning, project reviews, scheduling and budget control
Successful track record in managing complex defense programs as a prime or sub-contractor to a domestic or foreign military organization
Excellent leadership and communication skills
Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved
Lifting up to 20 lbs. up to 25% of the time
Sitting: up to 75% of the time
Walking: up to 25% of the time
Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping, Kneeling: up to 10% of the time
Must be willing to travel up to 25% of the time
AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule, where employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks, and off every other Friday.
Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC; DRS Technologies, 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS