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Technical Program Manager

Company: Leonardo DRS
Location: Dallas
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job ID:105355The Electro Optical InfraredSystems (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 airborneplatforms.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.Location: DallasPosition SummaryResponsible for managing the daily execution of a large, complex development program, or several smaller development programs in accordance with contract requirements and company policies, procedures and guidelines. Monitor the quality of deliverables. Organize project and task workloads and selects individuals most qualified for specific projects; may manage other Program Managers. 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. May lead bid and proposal activities, ensuring that the requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals. Develop new methods for tracking and reporting program status statistics. Actively seek new business opportunities in coordination with Business Development. Represent management at program reviews, meetings, seminars, etc. Maintain complex and/or challenging customer relationships. Make recommendations to management on changes as appropriate.Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant 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 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
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Excellent presentation 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
  • Excellent leadership and oral and written communication skills
  • Must have a portfolio of programs in which financial objectives (profit, cash flow, revenue, bookings) were achieved
  • Program Management preferred (i.e. PMP or DAU level 3)
  • Prefer experience with turnaround programs in which recovery was successfulDesired Skills
    • Masters or Doctoral degree in the Physical Sciences or Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience in managing technology development program/s.
    • Prior defense industry experience in the development of electro-optics.
    • Possess an active U.S. security clearance or have the ability to obtain one.
    • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Team player who is able to communicate effectively to promote collaboration across the organization.
    • Ability to achieve results in a matrixed organizational structure, interfacing and coordinating efforts with various functional groups, including Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, Quality, Finance, etc.Job Duties and Responsibilities
      • Manage technology development program/s sponsored by US government agency or entity
      • Organize project and task workloads and select individuals most qualified to execute tasks
      • Lead all meetings and Integrated Product Team
      • Lead and prepare proposals for USG and prime contractors
      • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
      • Other duties as assignedWork Conditions
        • Travel as required for program reviewsThe health and safety of our employees and their families remains a top priority at Leonardo DRS, and we continue to take action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. Subject to state-specific exemptions, newly hired employees are required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date, unless a medical or religious accommodation or an exemption pursuant to applicable state law 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. #EOIS

Keywords: Leonardo DRS, Dallas , Technical Program Manager, Executive , Dallas, Texas

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