Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Program Manager
Reference #:21-3151
Open Date:6/17/2021
Location:Pasadena, CA
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) has an opening for a Program Manager (PM) to direct SSAI efforts supporting a contract at JPL. The PM directs, monitors, and controls all aspects of subcontract performance to ensure that all projects and tasks are accomplished within the prescribed schedule and cost parameters. The PM interfaces with the prime contractor to capture project requirements, obtains feedback on performance, and presents status reports. The PM has direct interaction with the government customer in coordination with the prime contractor and through the technical and programmatic efforts of SSAI’s Project Managers. The PM oversees development of project plans specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, risk identification, contingency approaches, and allocation of available resources. The PM approves recruitment and assignment of project personnel as allocated by the prime contractor. The PM directly supervises Task Leads and possibly other personnel on the contract. The PM reports to Corporate Executive Management and customer personnel on contract matters, ensures that all deliverables are met, and is responsible for all aspects of quality control on the subcontract. The PM is a member of SSAI's Senior Management Team and participates actively in corporate initiatives including Business Development (marketing and proposal efforts), strategic planning, employee mentoring, community support activities, and corporate social functions.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in a physical science, math, engineering or related discipline and 15 years of professional experience (advanced degree strongly desired), including 3 years of experience managing groups of 10 or more employees involved in science, engineering, and technology support; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • This experience must include contract administration, project planning, personnel selection and scheduling, and progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills are required.
  • Experience supporting other JPL contracts.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of NASA Engineering and Science organizations, and Project Management practices and standards strongly desired.
  • Experience in project management practices, including portfolio management, strategic planning, risk assessment and mitigation, earned value management, and performance-based contracting.
  • Experience in the NASA contracting environment strongly desired.
  • Experience developing or reviewing proposals for NASA and other agencies contracts strongly desired.
  • PMP Certification desired.