Program Manager, US Government Programs at WorldView
Tucson, AZ, US

World View is looking for an exceptional Program Manager to join our team. As Program Manager, you will lead and be accountable for the contract performance of complex, high-priority DoD/or US Government programs to achieve programmatic business objectives within established schedule and budget. The PM is required to fully understand, manage and report on World View’s performance in the execution of Flight Programs & will be the primary interface to the customer once programs are on-contract.  In this role, the PM will either directly or indirectly manage the work of others in various parts of the World View organization, including Engineers, Mission Operations, Legal and Administration personnel.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Experience in managing all facets of execution of established programs including, but not limited to, maintaining direct interfaces to the technical, operations, procurement, and delivery personnel at World View
  • Work with Technical, Applications, and Business Development staff, serving internally as the “voice of the customer” in World View
  • Manages milestones & payments through cross-functional coordination with Engineering, Operations, Business Development & Finance
  • Demonstrated experience in understanding technical requirements and addressing, managing and, where required, escalating customer concerns, delivery issues, scope growth, cost escalations and general financial performance of programs
  • Demonstrated experience in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process; the PM is expected to support Business Development with customer proposals to ensure accurate cost and schedule proposals
  • Indirectly manage work of personnel in other areas of the World View organization
  • Prepare and lead program reviews, prepare compliance and verification matrices
  • Develop & enforce adherence to the contract budget and schedule
  • Represents customer programs and missions in internal WV discussions
  • Lead and manage program review preparations and presentations
  • Work closely with Engineering and Operations by tracking weekly status and report progress
  • Have experience in Identifying, reporting and mitigating profit/margin issues to senior executives
  • Experience in advising management on and remedying program delays
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Program Management and World View senior executives
Qualifications

Due to the complex nature of World View’s flight platforms and the myriad of applications that it can support, the PM is required to understand a breadth of technologies, engineering techniques, and implementation elements.  The PM is required to show clear evidence of experience in managing complex development programs that span a breadth of technologies and disciplines. 

 

  • Position location: World View headquarters, Tucson Arizona
  • Experience:  5+ years of experience in Program Management or related discipline with direct experience managing DoD and/or other US Government Programs
  • Education:  BS degree from an accredited university. Technical or Management preferred.  Master’s degree in Technical or Business Administration a plus
  • US Citizens only – must be available to obtain security clearance if necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (MS Project)
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Excellent Problem-Solving Ability

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