Program/Project Manager

Little Falls, NJ

Post Date: 07/17/2017 Job ID: 7406 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: $120,000 - $130,000/yr.


The Program / Project Manager (PM) is responsible for The PM will act as the customer primary point of contact and must have excellent management, leadership and communications skills. The resources under direction of the PM will include, but not be limited to, Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply chain, Finance, Program Planning & Control, Contracts and Quality. The PM should be well versed in industry accepted practices, tools and processes for program and project management.


The PM responsibilities include the cost, schedule, scope and quality management of the program or project throughout the life cycle comprising opportunity identification & concept development, generation of customer-specific proposals, development, verification & validation testing and ultimately through full rate production and product line phase-out as applicable. The PM must be highly skilled in successfully managing development of new technology, products, subsystems and systems. Excellent management and influencing skills, as well as excellent quantitative skills are required, with frequent utilization of tools such as MS Project, Microsoft Office suite and employment of the ERP system. The PM must have ability to understand the technical elements of the program or project sufficient to be able to adequately manage, guide and make decisions that reduce overall technical risk.

  • Project / Program Integration

  • Develop Project / Program Plan

  • Define Work Breakdown Structure and Program team

  • Direct execution

  • Manage export and manufacturing licenses

  • Project completion, closeout and lessons learned

  • Define scope and completion criteria, assign responsibility for execution

  • Monitor and manage scope

  • Change management

  • Budgeting, Estimation and forecasting

  • Integrated Master Schedule development & management activity & milestone definition

  • Earned Value Management

  • Perform Estimate to Complete and Estimates at Completion

  • Change Management, budgeting and control

  • Identify project/ program team roles, responsibilities & accountabilities

  • Creation of program organizational structure and decision hierarchy

  • Creation of the program resource plan

  • Monitoring and management of team performance to plan

  • Planning of make vs. Buy, subcontractor, supplier selection & management

  • Monitor manufacturing performance to plan

  • Monitor procurement performance to plan

  • Remove barriers and hindrances to progress

  • Identify, allocate & Manage procurement and manufacturing costs

  • Manage Project inventory

  • Risk & Opportunity identification

  • Quantitative / qualitative analysis

  • Abatement and tracking of Risk

  • Communications plan, distribution and feedback

  • Monthly & Quarterly Reviews preparation & conduct

  • Program performance reporting

  • Performance to and management of requirements

  • Quality program tailoring to program requirements



  • Drives for results, action oriented, high energy level

  • Ability to achieve required performance through influence

  • Ability to execute business processes quickly

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage change

  • Ability to define, assess and recommend action for critical decisions

  • Ability to execute proven Project Management practices (EVM, IMP, IMS, )

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills up to executive levels (MS Office)

  • Quantitative / analysis skills using MS Project, Excel, ERP system and other tools

  • Displays organizational leadership skill / team player

  • Continuously improves in all aspects


  • 7+ years project management experience with complex electronic systems or equivalent, aerospace and defense is preferred

  • B.S. Required, MS or MBA is preferred

  • PMP Certification is preferred

  • Well versed in MS Project and MS Office suite, ability to learn and extract data from ERP system

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, across functional areas

  • US citizen / ability to work on U.S. Government programs; possession of security clearance is highly desired

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