Jan 07, 2021

Program Manager Crane, IN, USA

  • TriStar
  • Crane, IN, USA
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Other Program Management

Job Description



Company:  TRISTAR

Apply for position at: www.star3.com

Location:  US IN-Crane

Employee Type:  Full-Time/ Exempt

Travel Required:  Yes - Occasionally 

Relocation Accommodation:  No

Approximate Start Date:  Upon Suitable Candidate Selection

Posting Close:   Upon Suitable Candidate Selection


TRISTAR is seeking a Program Manager for our government customer in Crane, IN


 Position Description:

This Program Manager will manage a multi-vendor TRISTAR Team on a program with over $$M per year in revenue. Manage cost, schedule, and technical performance to achieve performance metrics and customer requirements defined in the contract. Effective in communications with NSWC Crane senior management, technical director, senior management of TRISTAR and subcontract partners. Knowledge of effective management strategies. Ability to interface with TRISTAR Project Control Analyst staff to provide the customer with accurate cost and schedule performance information.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing DoD contract and personnel in Electro Optics (EO) area
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the Government on all items relating to contract administration
  • Collaborate with the customer to build expert consensus regarding areas requiring process improvement and recommended solutions for identified areas requiring improvement.
  • Develop innovative approaches for managing continuous stream of work with the ability to handle changing priorities and implement innovative ideas to improve customer program operations in terms of cost, quality, efficiency and/or overall performance
  • Develop a performance measurements framework and facilitate a feedback system focused on customer service, communication, and technical skills
  • Develop information for decision briefs for senior leadership to use in making decisions on recommended solutions and areas requiring process improvement within the program, process, and execution
  • Accountable for effectual partnerships with: Peer engineering teams to guarantee design, implementation and orchestration of complex, multi-product solutions
  • Establish strong relationships with key government stakeholders and create convergence by demonstrating credibility, empathy and expertise on business and technical issues.
  • Develop workload schedules and projections to monitor status
  • Develop plans for efficient use of materials, equipment, and employees              
  • Coordinates with all corporate departments for support as need to meet contract requirements
  • Interprets plans and specifications.  Visits field installations to ascertain status of projects
  • Attends monthly In-Progress Review meetings as required
  • Must work in coordination with Contracts department as it pertains to any issues on contract
  • Generates and Monitors workload schedules on projects
  • Reports periodically (or as required by the contract) funding status, including projected expenditure rates


Position Requirements:

  • Experience as PM or Deputy PM for programs with similar scope for government contractor.
  • Experience performing supervisory functions such as time approvals for charging; expense reports, and travel plans; employee performance coaching and feedback; salary administration; and staffing functions
  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations of a technical nature
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Must be able manage a diverse team of technical and development personnel, management, business customers, and vendors in a constructive and effective manner
  • Project and workflow management skills
  • MUST be a US Citizen
  • Must possess active DoD Secret Clearance


Preferred Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have an engineering background and have hands-on experience
  • Previous experience working as a DoD contractor
  • Previous experience and expertise managing Engineering contracts highly desirable
  • PMP Certification desirable


Education and Certifications:

  • BA or BS degree


TRISTAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status




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