Associate Program Manager (MUST HAVE EVMS)
Sierra Nevada Corporation - Reno, NV

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Sierra Nevada Corporations Communication, Navigation, Surveillance / Air Traffic Management business is continuing to grow in support of its customers and seeks qualified and highly motivated individuals to join our team in Sparks, NV. The Transport Telemedicine Team is looking for an Associate Program Manager to help manage multiple programs focused on transitioning the product from engineering development to production.

Associate Program Managers are experienced employees with knowledge of the program management disciplines that are assigned to assist Program Managers and/or Business Unit Leaders/Directors in managing a specific SNC program or programs. They are responsible for assisting in the successful managing all aspects of cost, schedule, and performance for their assigned programs and for following approved SNC processes.

As delegated by the Business Unit Leader/Director, Vice-President, and/or Program Managers, they have the responsibility and authority to take all reasonable actions necessary to achieve and maintain superior contract execution, product delivery, and customer satisfaction. Associate Program Managers assist the Program Managers with follow-on business development for their assigned programs/customers and assist the Business Area Directors and/or Business Area Leader with Business Development activities as required.

Preferred program experience in one or more of the following areas: Joint Tactical Radio System, Tactical Data Link, Link-16, LAN/WAN, NIPRNET/SIPRNET, SATCOM, FAA Certification, FDA Certification experience, DO-178, COMSEC/TRANSEC, UTP, DNS, Medical Systems Development, FDA Certification, Web-Based Services, Database Management experience, and/or Military Systems Engineering Experience. Hands-on expertise with a wide variety of network related tools, network and adapter configurations, concepts, technologies, best practices and security procedures.

2-6 years of experience working with Commercial or DoD/Agency Programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Associate Program Managers assist one or more Program Managers and/or Business Unit Leaders/Directors in managing programs as required. Associate Program Managers possess some experience and/or educational background in the program management disciplines of Leadership, Personnel Management, Systems Engineering, Software Management, Test and Evaluation Management, Logistics Management, Manufacturing Management, Contract Management, Earned Value Management, Contract Finance Management, Funds Management, and Acquisition Policy.

Associate Program Managers are expected to develop significant experience in all the program management disciplines through mentoring, self-study, education, and professional development. Associate Program Managers use their developing experience in and knowledge of the various program management disciplines to assist the Program Manager with the centralized planning, direction, and control required to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals throughout the life-cycle of their assigned programs.

Associate Program Managers assist Program Managers in monitoring, updating, and reporting on their program(s) status in accordance with the SNC CPPM process. Associate Program Managers assist Program Managers in coordinating across all organizational functional areas to include Engineering, Operations, Finance, Contracts, Admin, and Business Development. It is important that the Associate Program Manager is familiar with the basic capabilities of each of these functional areas (and their associated subcomponents) and know the appropriate points of contact to obtain required support.

Associate Program Managers assist the Program Manager with ensuring that a continuous line of communication is kept open with the appropriate customer representatives to maintain a high level of program status awareness, provide timely recognition and resolution of problems, identify follow-on business opportunities, and prevent surprises. Associate Program Managers participate in contract strategy, development, review and negotiations for their programs in concert with Contracts and under the direction of the Program Manager.

Associate Program Managers actively assist Program Managers in the development and execution of the business area capture plans within their assigned area of responsibility. Associate Program Managers assist Program Managers with identifying the staffing/resource needs for their assigned and projected programs to the Business Unit Leader/Director and/or Business Area Leader to ensure adequate staffing for successful program completion.

APMs shall possess extensive technical and/or financial knowledge of the program(s) assigned to them and be actively learning the program management discipline, as well as SNC program management philosophy, processes and tools.

Required skills include but are not limited to: continuous learning, team building, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, marketing, and literacy in the program management disciplines. Should possess a financial acumen, with ability to manage cost and schedule; proven ability to deliver on time and with utmost quality.

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. Degree, or higher, or experience in Systems Engineering, Management, or a related technical field.

Off- hours implementations and remote site travel a must. Must be eligible to obtain a U.S. "Secret" level Security Clearance.


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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its...