Senior Project Manager

Elite Technical is seeking a motivated Senior Project / Program Manager to join a large-scale team to support and deliver project management and acquisition support for the Department of the Air Force (DAF).

This position is 100% onsite in Washington DC and our client is looking to onboard as a direct hire from day one.

Duties and responsibilities:

- Formulating policies, managing daily operations and planning the use of materials and human resources.
- Serve as the overall lead or director on contract and associated projects and as the principal liaison between the Contractor and the Government.
- Ensures that all assignments associated with a Government-funded program or project is completed effectively, efficiently, on time, within budget and will provide updated technical, managerial, and contractual inputs to the Government.
a. Support risk management and process improvement by developing risk mitigation strategies and documentation. The candidate shall participate in internal and external CDM meetings. The candidate shall develop and coordinate responses to internal and external program inquiries.
b. Draft documentation (e.g., acquisition plans, requirements approval documents, justification and approvals, statement of objectives/statement of work/performance work statements, quality contract data requirements list, assurance plans, etc.); presentation materials (e.g., early strategy and issues sessions, acquisition strategy panel briefings, etc.); and prepare and coordinate, within CDM, staff summary packages to support acquisition milestone coordination and decisions.
c. Develop Program Element Monitor (PEM) briefings, staffer briefs, and recommend to the Government language for annual Congressional Justifications Books.
d. Work with other functional areas including financial management on PEM related activities (e.g., tracking, monitoring, and reporting of program element execution, contract actions, unfunded requirements, and necessary program metrics).
e. Support development of program execution briefings and contract review briefings.
f. Provide expertise with DoD systems and non-systems program management requirements and strategy development, acquisition strategies, project management tools, including Microsoft project or a similar scheduling program, and DoD risk management techniques.
g. Support development and coordination of DoDI 5000.02 acquisition and sustainment or Services Category (S-CAT) level I through V milestone planning and reporting documentation.

Required Skills

- Must be US Citizen due to government clearance
- Active TS/SCI Clearance
- Master-s Degree in the stated discipline OR a bachelor-s degree plus four (4) years additional work experience
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Program Management certification and a minimum of seven (7) years of DoD experience in management of a requirement of similar size, scope, and complexity
- Experience working on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
- May oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
- Possess the ability for oral and written communication with the highest levels of management, and the ability to professionally prepare and present analytical documents for senior military and defense officials.

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Anticipated Start Date

Monday, August 19, 2024

Job Type

Direct Hire

Anticipated Duration


Date Posted

Friday, July 5, 2024

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