Project Manager
Brandes Associates, Inc. - Lexington Park, MD

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BAI, DoD contractor, is seeking an experienced Project Manager requiring the candidate to act as the overall lead, manager and administrator for the contract effort. Candidate serves as the primary interface and point of contact with Government program authorities and representatives on technical and program/project issues. The Project Manager applies project principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test or evaluate military weapon systems.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Project Manager applies project principles to investigate, analyze, plan, design, develop, implement, test or evaluate military weapon systems; reviews and prepares project and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation; applies project experience to perform functions such as system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management; analyzes, designs, develops, implements, tests, or evaluates automated data processing software related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapon systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.

Successful candidate acts as project manager or supervisor, developing project procedures and controls, managing project efforts, and taking the lead in problem resolution; and, interfaces with system or program contractors, vendors, and Government representatives regarding the technical aspects of the programs/projects.
A project management professional certification is desirable.

Successful candidate must possess working knowledge of:
Program management

Systems engineering

Major system acquisitions

T&E, or integrated logistics support

Risk management and/or program protection and program security planning

System acquisition practices required to design, develop, integrate, test, and manufacture a major system

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: A minimum of ten (10) years general experience in business management, logistics management, engineering management, program evaluation, and/or testing of complex systems relevant to DoD systems.

Experience with program documentation preparation, test planning, and analysis, or financial management and an understanding of DoD Acquisition Milestone requirements.

Experience in analyzing and defining client’s system, and/or equipment’s requirements; analyzing acquisition and logistics documentation; defining support requirements, budget formulation or involvement in system Test & Evaluation.

Also required are program or financial management and administration responsibilities experience related to Program Management, Engineering or Integrated Logistics Support including: developing program controls, documentation management procedures, and the development, update and revision of acquisition, financial or management documentation.

Successful candidate must have demonstrated the ability to supervise, direct, review, and otherwise coordinate all work performed by the Contractor’s staff and subcontractor’s management organization as well as written and oral communication skills.

EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
A postgraduate degree in a business, management, engineering or related discipline will be considered equivalent to four (4) years of general experience.

A Project Management Institute (PMI) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification will be considered equivalent to four (4) years of professional experience in Defense acquisition.

CLEARANCE: Condition of employment - must be able to acquire a DoD Secret Security Clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Candidate must have US citizenship.

Brandes Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V