Program Manager- Contingent (Washington DC)

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We are currently seeking an experiencedProgram Managerfor a project involving the identification of radiological or nuclear threats, identification, and evaluation of equipment required to detect and track these threats, and deployment of equipment. The project will require knowledge of and close coordination with domestic and foreign Government security/police agencies, commercial detection equipment vendors, and construction companies.

Program Manager- Contingent Responsibilities:

  • Working and partnering with the client organization, provide leadership and vision for safe and cost-effective execution of this radiological/nuclear deterrence program
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with client representatives and key decision-makers and achieve client satisfaction in all areas of performance
  • Grow the business through the development of a strong network of business partnerships
  • Develop community relationships through outreach
  • Ensure proper execution of the project including planning, scheduling, procurement, project controls, and financial performance, and compliance with company procedures
  • In conjunction with the project managers develop, plan, and execute business goals and objectives which support the project team, financial milestones, and the client objectives
  • Responsible for the implementation of safety and quality programs by all project staff. Assure business practices align with Contract terms
  • Coordinate with all service leads, HR, Finance, Contracts, and Procurement, in managing the detailed aspects of the project

Program Manager- Contingent Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates selected may be subjected to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
  • Bachelor's Degree with 12-15 years of experience OR 18-20 years of experience in lieu of a degree
  • ≥15 years' experience in a senior leadership role for government programs with total revenue of >$100M/year, 100-200 personnel, and 2-8 concurrent task orders
  • Management of multiple simultaneous international evaluation and deployment tasks
  • Expertise in project planning and implementation, configuration management, risk management, and staffing and management of human resources
  • ≥15 years' experience coordinating and integrating diverse stakeholders including government agencies and programs, national laboratories, contractors, and foreign officials
  • Demonstrated experience managing task orders under an IDIQ contract structure
  • Demonstrated experience in program planning and prioritization
  • Demonstrated experience effectively leading and coordinating multiple teams
  • Demonstrated experience responding to sudden changes in program funding and priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clear written and oral briefings including the ability to adapt content for specific audiences

Program Manager- Contingent Desired Qualifications:

  • Active DOD or DOE security clearance is preferred
  • Advanced Degree in an engineering or related technical field is preferred
  • Project Manager Professional certification is preferred
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations knowledge preferred
  • Experience with international law enforcement and security organizations
  • Experience with the development or use of radiation detection devices
  • Previous experience deploying equipment and services in an international environment

About Us:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software, and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA also prides ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. We are also very proud of our Women's Initiative Network (WIN) whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

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Applied Research Associates (ARA) operates in the Aerospace industry. The company is located in A;buquerque, NM and Vicksburg, MS. Applied Research Associates (ARA) was founded in 2022. It has 2729 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 2 open jobs at Applied Research Associates (ARA), click here.
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