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Lead Program Manager

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Leads key, complex engineering program(s) and projects and/or strategic business process development and execution. May lead a matrix team to manage and execute one or more key weapon and/or product/services or reimbursable programs. Responsible for program negotiation, management, and delivery and will have budgetary responsibility. May be assigned to lead strategic business development and/or execution efforts across the organization and at the Nuclear Security Enterprise (NSE) level. Helps ensure that integrated project management processes are aligned with industry best practices and consistently applied across the business.Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates, evaluates, determines and executes program project management activities to manage one or more significant, complex program or components.
  • Leads, directs, influences and exercises extensive technical knowledge and expertise to identify and mitigate program risks and to evaluate and resolve significant technical issues pertinent for key complex program(s) and supporting projects.
  • Exercises extensive knowledge of programs and business processes to negotiate and establish achievable cost and schedule parameters for key and complex weapons programs and/or reimbursable product/service programs and related program elements.
  • Leads multiple aspects of financial planning, monitoring, reporting, scheduling, analysis, and preparation of technical/schedule information required for complex program/project planning.
  • Performs primary, first point of contact, technical, administrative, and logistical liaison role with company, Department of Energy, design agencies, laboratories, integrated contractors and other government agencies for one or more key complex weapon(s), growth, and/or business process development/execution programs.
  • Leads, as first point of program contact, the establishment of production/project definitions, maintenance of directive schedules, and engineering releases associated with key weapon.
  • Integrates customer needs with business competencies to drive growth in both existing and emerging markets. Participates in strategic planning.
  • Leads teams and matrix reports to manage day-to-day program requirements. Represents Manager Program Management and Sr. Manager Program Management as delegated for some management responsibilities. Assists the selection and development of programmatic resources.
  • Provides general management, oversight, and execution of ongoing Program Excellence and Excellence in Project Management initiatives and continuous improvement across the business and execution within assigned complex program(s).
  • Provides matrix management leadership for divisional project leads. Ensures that the right projects are prioritized and then managed to a successful completion.
  • Drives continual operational alignment of Program Excellence initiatives and tools with strategic goals to ensure consistency across Division programs.
  • Guides the effective use of program/project resources including personnel, tools, and processes.
  • May lead KCNSC and/or NSE-wide programs and activities to standardize and execute best business processes [such as: Program Excellence, EIPM (Excellence in Project Management), IPDS (Integrated Product Delivery System), Integrated Phase Gates, Baseline Change Management and/or others]
  • May own, develop, and provide leadership for execution of business training and development across the organization and, potentially, across elements of the NSE.
  • Integrates business requirements to meet the needs of core and emerging markets.
  • Serves as the primary KCNSC point-of-contact and liaison with program leadership at the Department of Energy, NSE Design Agencies, NSE Production Agencies and other external stakeholders, as well as with internal executive leadership at the KCNSC.
  • Leads the conduct of activities in a safe and healthy manner and works in accordance with established HS&E requirements to ensure the protection of employees, the public, and the environment.
  • Takes actions necessary to "stop" work when an unsafe condition or action is identified. Every employee has the right and responsibility to stop work when unsafe conditions or actions are identified.You Must Have
    • Seven or more years of experience in key engineering, manufacturing, and/or program/project management roles, including application of: advanced engineering technologies; program/project management principles related to highly complex technical or program assignments; and/or, complex strategic business processes.
    • Bachelors Degree required
    • Ability to obtain and maintain, if required for position, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance (some positions require additional DOE designations).We Value
      • Bachelor's Degree is preferredwith applied experience and expertise necessary for complex weapons and related program management assignments.
      • Bachelors Degree in Business or Engineering is preferred.
      • Master's degree in Business or Engineering is preferred.
      • Experience in leading matrixed and multi-disciplinary complex teams and assignments.
      • Technical understanding of weapon systems and component functions preferred.
      • Understanding of the NSE weapons acquisition and product realization process preferred.
      • Extensive knowledge and expertise in complex engineering and/or program management processes, principles, tools, and architecture with progressive history of responsibility and success.
      • Expertise in estimation methods, critical path analysis, and contemporary program management trends and practices.
      • Expertise in integrating multiple, complex business and technical/engineering processes.
      • Ability to interpret, negotiate, capture and manage customer requirements and expectations.
      • Proven excellence in effective communication, interactive presentations, and negotiation skills.
      • Ability to routinely represent program management and company to stakeholders.
      • Proven leadership skills and ability to mentor, coach, and lead program management personnel and other staff in a matrixed management environment.
      • Ability to be the company spokesperson for key programs.
      • PMI certification preferred.
      • EIPM and IPDS experience preferred.Additional Information
        JOB ID: 1142Remote Eligibility: On-SiteTravel Required: 10-25%Hourly/Salary: SalaryRelocation Available: Yes

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Kansas City , Lead Program Manager, Executive , Kansas City, Kansas

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