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Project Manager III (RDT&E Planning Specialist)

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Job ID: 207304
Location: EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 11, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description


Duties and Responsibilities:




Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is the center of technical excellence for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining military space systems.  SAIC supports SMC’s mission and is currently looking for Project Managers to assist in managing RDT&E activities for the Production Corps at SMC. Tasks will include independently identify high-risk areas associated with development and production of space systems.  Individuals shall establish benefits, impacts, and risks associated with technical decisions in order to reduce, mitigate, and avoid negative impacts to the Mission Area programs as well as the associated users and stakeholders with a focus on process and integration improvement.  This position is located at El Segundo, CA.


Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical task leadership and interacts with the PM, Enterprise Integration Lead, and Domain Leads to obtain required resources and report status.
  • Manage, retain, replace, and assign capable and qualified personnel in a manner that meets all expressed contractual requirements with no observable degradation of services or impacts to mission requirements.

  • Research, develop, prepare, compile, and submit deliverables and CDRLs on time, addressing all data contents, fields, and specified instructions adequately

  • Support technical planning, scheduling, and documentation of program goals and objectives

  • Support projects by monitoring and assessing activities across SMC and all mission areas, providing recommendations to the Production Corps.

  • Provide insight and assessment of emerging technology developments across all space/ground system disciplines

  • Evaluate and assess ongoing programs across the Production Corps

  • Respond to tasks, questions, and inquiries from the government by providing initial written acknowledgement

  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.   

  • May lead and direct the work of others


Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • MS/MA degree in STEM or BS is STEM and MBA
  • Twenty (20) years or more of applicable research experience

  • DoD Secret required; TS/SCI clearance highly desired

  • Participated with senior managers to establish plans and objectives

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to recommend/make decisions on administrative or project work matters and ensures effective achievement of program, project, or organizational objectives   

Desired Qualifications:
  • INCOSE Certification
  • Work proficiently on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious
  • Acquisition Experience
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering/Digital Engineering Experience


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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