Senior Program Manager

ID
2022-3713
Job Locations
US-AL-Huntsville

Overview

Being on the BlueHalo team means working alongside the brightest minds in technology on the toughest challenges facing our nation – not just every once in a while, but every single day. Together, we are leading the transformation of modern warfare and each BlueHalo employee plays a key role. That’s why our investment in you goes beyond a rewarding salary and benefits package. We’re committed to providing our people with the best opportunities to develop their skills, share their knowledge, and push their innovative ideas to the cutting-edge. Having fun doing it with a team that feels like family all across BlueHalo Nation is the ultimate perk. From Space and Directed Energy to Cyber and Intelligence to C4ISR and Air & Missile Defense, there is no limit to where you can take your career with us. Are you ready to launch a career at BlueHalo?

Responsibilities

BlueHalo is seeking to hire a program manager to work with teams and customers in a dynamic and product focused environment focused on space products and component technology.  Candidates must have deep experience working with projects that are in development with changing requirements. The candidate must guide customers to define, design and deliver solutions through effective stakeholder engagement with a focus on team leadership, risk management, and customer satisfaction.

Candidate must be an energetic self-starter with the correct aptitude and attitude that can build customer relationships and high performing teams. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads development of the program architecture and top-level plans for a program.
  • Ability to support periodic travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico on a regular basis.
  • Develops top-level program work breakdown structures and coordinates with group leads to develop execution plans. Drives these plans towards success on behalf of the whole team.
  • Lead proposal development in support of additional work scope and manage pre-award performance to budget.
  • Establishes, monitors and integrates project elements, product configuration and communications concerning change management processes and decisions.
  • Facilitate or lead others in facilitating negotiations involving major project parameters such as deliverable definition and performance objectives (e.g., cost, schedule, quality).
  • Develop project plans utilizing MS Project and define deliverables that meet identified requirements, and customer expectations. Identify slack, critical path, and gaps in your schedule to drive on-time delivery.
  • Identify and manage project risks, issues and opportunities. Collaborate with your experts to ensure that appropriate courses of action are taken to protect program outcomes. Lead mitigation efforts.
  • Manage all assigned resources including people, facilities, budgets, and schedules to meet performance requirements and commitments.
  • Report project status and performance metrics to program leadership team and Customer.
  • Work with our customers to proactively identify additional opportunities, and ways to improve levels of service.
  • Ensure project team members’ responsibilities, accountability and authority are clearly documented and understood. Ensure assigned individuals are executing the identified and assigned tasks and provide appropriate tracking and reporting per plan. Provide input of team member performance to management, where appropriate.
  • Performs project management activities in accordance with accepted project management standards in the industry (e.g., PMI, Project Management Body of Knowledge [PMBOK], ANSI, and ISO-standards).
  • Implements customer and program communication and contact plans.
    Facilitates the resolution of program issues.
  • Supports the program management office (PMO) in leading program execution by tracking and coordinating program metrics. Participate in efforts to continually evolve our processes for flexibility and growth.

Works with team to refine specifications and leads programs from development into final product.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6-8 years of relevant experience within business administration or an engineering field as a project or program manager.
  • Project Management - thorough knowledge and proficiency in all project management areas in accordance with Industry project management standards.
  • Leadership – complete ability to lead and direct the activities and resources within and across the organization
  • Communication - excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to listen, assimilate, evaluate, and summarize. Sound ability to communicate with the customer at all levels.
  • Project Lifecycle knowledge - sound knowledge of the Project Lifecycle from requirements definition, proposal preparation and negotiation and project implementation through to completion.

Leading the Transformation

The BlueHalo Effect
 
It speaks to who we are as a company, a global protective ring that shields everything we most want to safeguard, an unbroken line that ensures our customers retain the advantage in any battlespace, from high above the Earth to deep in cyberspace. It’s who we are, a halo, a protector, the light of inspired engineering keeping our Nation safe.
 
Our vision is a world where national security is certain because technical superiority is assured.
 
Join us and become a vital element of The BlueHalo Effect!
 
EEO Statement 
 
BlueHalo is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
 
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable workplace accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to Recruiting@bluehalo.com. Please indicate the specifics of the assistance needed. This option is reserved only for individuals who are requesting a reasonable workplace accommodation. It is not intended for other purposes or inquiries.

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