Program Manager
Cincinnati, OH US / Columbus, OH US / Dayton, OH US
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
This is a key Operations staff position responsible for execution of assigned contracts, team leadership, building customer trust, and organic business development. Priority will be to lead teams that adhere to all tenets of SelectTech program/project/contract management:  integrity, teamwork, safety, effective planning, fact-based execution (cost, schedule, and performance/quality), effective communication, sense of urgency, and commitment to continuous improvement.

The Program Manager will report to the SSC VP of Operations and will be responsible for all aspects of program execution as dictated by the assigned contract terms and program scope. This person selected for this position will work closely with SelectTech Services (SSC) and/or SelectTech GeoSpatial (SG) technical, purchasing, manufacturing, quality, and logistics staff to execute all assigned tasks. From time-to-time, the Program Manager may be asked to share other operations tasks (e.g. proposal preparation, policy/procedure documentation, etc.) as assigned by the VP of Operations.

  • Evaluate new opportunities (RFIs, SSNs, RFPs, customer SOWs, etc.) for execution feasibility.
  • Define scope using a Contract Work Breakdown Structure to translate SOWs and other requirements documents into structured work tasks.
  • Generate program planning documents such as PMPs, Risk Management Plans, Configuration Management Plans, Communication Plans, IMPs, IMSs, resource loaded networks, etc. and work with other functional experts to develop other integral planning documents such as SEMPs, Test Plans, ILSPs, Quality Plans, Manufacturing Plans, etc.
  • Effectively and efficiently estimate resources required to achieve assigned scope.
  • Draft and submit budgets, and when required, negotiate with other managers for the acquisition of required program resources.
  • Evaluate and select vendors and subcontractors for effective execution as needed.  
  • In concert with SSC and SG executives, assign tasks to appropriate personnel.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports and presentations (e.g. IPR, PMRs, TIMs, etc.).
  • Proactively manage program risk (conduct risk workshops, develop and manage risk registers, develop and execute mitigation strategies to proactively identify and manage risk areas).
  • Build effective teams that actively work to achieve all assigned work tasks.
  • Travel as required to customer/vendor/work performance sites.
  • Build, develop, and grow business relationships vital to the success of assigned programs.
  • Effectively lead teams through all relevant phases (design/development, test, production, sustainment, operations, and closeout) of the assigned program life cycle.
  • Turn lessons learned into best practices and tools for improved project execution.
  • Help business development professionals and company executives generate proposals to organically grow assigned programs (more features for current customers, adapt scope to attract new customers, etc.).

•    BS Degree in any relevant technical or management field.  Advanced degree desired.  Will consider personnel with substantial relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree.
•    PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired, but if not certified, must be willing to actively work towards achieving certification within the first year of  hire.
•    Active Secret security clearance.  Active TS (collateral or SCI) clearance is considered a plus.
•    8+ years of experience in a project level (program level desired) management capacity.
•    Familiar with use of Earned Value project management techniques (e.g. served as a CAM).
•    Knowledge of and familiarity with commercial and FAR/DFAR contracting regulations – experience with federal ITAR regulations and US State Department licensing is considered a plus.
•    Familiarity with ISO 9001 and/or AS 9100 Quality Management processes & procedures.
•    Familiar with (experience preferred) Microsoft Project®, GANTT, PERT and CPM charts.
•    Experience working both independently and in team-oriented, collaborative environments.
•    Strong examples of proven analytical and problem-solving performance.
•    Appreciation for, and experience with, integrating personnel with different personality types and communication styles into effective teams.
•    Ability to advocate effectively with company executives, customers, partners to get things done.
•    Strong written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.
•    Willingness to (and facility for) learning, understanding, and applying emerging technology.
•    Effectively prioritize and execute tasks, even in high-pressure circumstances & environments.



Job Summary
Start Date
Mid-September (negotiable)
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
8 am - 5 pm
Salary and Benefits
Salary Dependent on Experience. Full Benefit Package including, but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending, 401(k), Supplemental Insurance Plans, Long Term Care, paid vacation, holidays and more.
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
Required Security Clearance
Security Clearance Note
Active TS a plus; however, not required
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