Program Director (Hybrid)

Suffolk, VA
Work Type: Hybrid
  • Job Category: Program & Project Management
  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: ASE00534

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Job Summary:

The Program Director will provide strategic oversight and support to a project management team in the IT/DOD portfolio within the MSET Maritime and Systems Engineering team. The Program Director will set metrics for his/her team within the portfolio, evaluate performance, and provide assistance and guidance to the project management team across a wide range of technical programs. This position requires a senior-level manager who has extensive experience in project management within the federal contracting realm, customer growth and business development techniques, solid understanding of contract financials, and strong leadership and organizational skills. This position reports to the Director of Operations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program within the portfolio, ensuring each adds the highest possible value to Akima.

  • Provide mentorship and professional development of project managers (PMs) within technical, management, and leadership skillsets.

  • Discover and implement ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people within the portfolio.

  • Apply change, risk, and resource management principles when needed.

  • Guide and monitor PMs’ performance to ensure they are meeting specific project metrics including, but not limited to, CPARS, CDRLS, Days Sales Outstanding (DSO), Employee Turnover, Gross Margin, and Safety.

  • Extensive experience in contract financials required, including:

  • Revenue and margin analysis.

  • Cost, Quality, and Schedule variances.

  • EACs and forecast development.

  • AP/AR, billing, and DSO management.

  • Provide expertise and individual contribution toward organic growth on current and future projects.

  • Work closely with business development in the capture and proposal processes within the organization; responsible for growth in the portfolio.

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the portfolio and backup to the PM(s), as needed.

  • Work closely with the executive and operations leadership teams within Akima.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in portfolio or project management within the federal contracting realm that requires managing multiple, simultaneous projects with competing priorities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Technology. or other degree required; Master’s degree preferred

  • Proven strategic planning and budgeting experience required

  • Demonstrated ability to meet objectives driven by firm deliverable deadlines

  • Knowledge of organizational planning, business process re-engineering, information management, and standard government acquisition processes

  • Demonstrated application and use of standard program/project management processes and tools

  • Excellent time management, decision-making, presentation, human relations, and organization skills

  • Excellent writing, editing, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Promotes best practice standards and techniques from PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • Strong working knowledge of SharePoint data management, collaboration, and workflow processes

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Project, Visio)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable U.S. SECRET clearance.

  • Office environment (sedentary)

  • Travel may be required up to 25%

Desired Qualifications:

  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Information technology background with a general understanding of systems, networks, cybersecurity, information assurance, and database management.

  • IT and/or security certifications.

  • Previous military operations experience.

  • Costpoint/Cognos experience.

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