Bennett Aerospace

  • Program Manager

    Job Locations US-NC-Cary
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5 days ago)
    ID
    2018-1669
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Management
  • Overview

    About Us:

     

    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.

     

    This position reports directly to the Vice President of Programs at Bennett Aerospace in our Cary, NC headquarters. The candidate will also closely work with other Program Managers throughout the United States. The successful candidate will serve as a full-time Junior Project Manager responsible for the planning, directing, and coordinating activities of assigned projects/contracts to ensure goals or objectives of contract(s) statement of work and deliverables are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters, as well as the profitability goals of the company.

     

    To learn more about us, please visit us at:  www.bennettaerospace.com

    Responsibilities

    Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

    • Serve as a Programs project focal point of contact for projects/contracts for key Program Managers
    • Understand and outline the work plan, duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority for each project
    • Track all financial costs with project controls for each contract, and provide updated program financial status reports and metrics
    • Ensure adequate administration/support services are being met for on-site staff
    • Revise Project Management Plans and best business practices, as required
    • Work with HR to arrange for recruitment of additional project staff as needed
    • Maintain a good relationship with customer(s) and on-site staff ensuring responsiveness to both
    • Communicate with customer(s) for performance evaluation criteria, and feedback
    • Conduct performance evaluations and quality control of project staff
    • Coordinate and assist with project transition and phase in tasks
    • Facilitate growth of project safety and quality
    • Periodically confer with on-site project personnel and supervisors to ensure technical questions are being resolved and to resolve administrative/ personnel issues
    • Follow up on invoicing with customers with accountants to ensure project budgetary goals are being met
    • Actively participates in team meetings and activities
    • Identify opportunities for the development of new projects with current customer(s)
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.), preferred Master's degree, from accredited college or university required;
    • At least 5+ years of proven Federal Government Program or Project Management Experience and support
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Required
    • Experience managing staff is required; experience managing professional staff is preferred
    • Experience managing and coordinating with on-site staff in a US Government environment is required.

    Travel Requirements: 

    • 20%- 50% : Non local CONUS travel to attend meetings within the government and with project stakeholders may be required.

    Security Requirements: 

    • Must be able to have a successful pass a background security screening

     Abilities and Skills: 

    • Able to work with diverse technical and administrative teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at improving overall program
    • Must be articulate, adaptable, and able to work with a variety of research professionals in academia, government, and
    • Strong intellectual interest in scientific and engineering disciplines;
    • Able to initiate open discussion with internal and external customers to understand and troubleshoot problems; and
    • Excellent computer skills, including current and emerging Project Management software, MS Word, Excel, and e-mail software. Expert in spreadsheet development, manipulation, and management.
    • Based in Cary, NC, able to work / travel to alternate work sites on short notice
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • Resilient to coping with conflicting demands, able to prioritize duties and work in a growth environment
    • Able to work to tight deadlines
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – articulate and diplomatic manner
    • Able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work independently as well as part of an effective team
    • Methodical, accurate and consistent attention to detail
    • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
    • Self-motivated and able to take responsibility
    • Flexible attitude
    • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

     

     

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