SMX is seeking a Senior Project Manager to join in a leadership position supporting the TARCES contract for the Special Communications Missions Solutions organization at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in St. Inigoes, MD. The Project Manager will support in the management of the technical direction for a San Diego, CA based portfolio of projects focusing on cost, schedule, and performance. The candidate will provide oversight to the project team consisting of SMX and subcontractors. Project Manager will also have supervisory responsibility. They will serve as a liaison between the Government point of contact(s), the SMX team, and subcontractors. This is a high visibility position supporting a top client on the TARCES contract.

This is a hybrid position within driving distance to St. Inigoes, Maryland.

This position requires a DoD secret security clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI, which requires US citizenship for work on DoD contracts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a high degree of communications with customers and subcontractors
  • Manage prime and subcontractor cost, schedule, and performance Portfolio consists of several subcontractors with various contract types and complexity to include (CPFF, T&M, and FFP)
  • Manages and executes project in line with designated deadlines and customer expectations and delegates where appropriate
  • Performs personnel management (interviewing/hiring/onboarding/training/performance evaluation assessments/mentorship and development/disciplinary actions)
  • Manages risk and opportunities accordingly
  • Processes procurement requests to include both purchasing and subcontracting
  • Executes and monitors project activities
  • Manages changes to scope, cost and schedule of project work
  • Prepares and updates project plans and status reports
  • Coordinates cross-functional meetings of personnel related to projects
  • Allocates appropriate resources to ensure projects are completed within given time and budget
  • Prepare trip reports and monthly status reports
  • Reports status, develops project-related documentation, and implements lessons learned
  • Participates in project performance review meetings and discussions

Required Skills & Experience

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks, and provide oversight to Sr/Mid Project Managers
  • Deep understanding of project management principles to effectively manage cost, schedule, and scope
  • Be able to handle shifting priorities and possess excellent time management skills to complete tasks within required timeframes with no supervision
  • Excellent supervisory skills to motivate and delegate to junior and peer personnel as required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to interact with stakeholders
  • Ability to manage project budgets, identify financial issues, and develop Rough Order of Magnitudes (ROMs)
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical, business, or computer science/IT discipline and 14 years total experience with 5+ years of recent experience managing projects OR Master’s degree in engineering, technical, business, or computer science/IT discipline with 10 years total experience with 5+ years of recent experience managing projects
  • Prior experience managing personnel in a supervisory role
  • PMP certification or the ability to obtain certification within 1 year
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Proficiency desired in Microsoft Visio and Project

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience with IT, infrastructure and/or Systems Engineering Projects
  • Proficient with MS Project to include integrated master schedules with resource loading
  • Previous NAWCAD experience

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