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Director of Transition Management

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Job ID: 209056
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2020
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


The Director of Transition Management develops transition solutions, plans, and transition materials, supports proposal development, post-proposal submission transition planning, and performs as the transition manager on select, enterprise and customer group priority bids. The position resides in the Training and Mission Solutions Practice of SAIC’s Solutions and Technology Group as a shared resource across the enterprise, supporting the company’s most important captures. 

The position requires an individual with significant experience in large program transition-related activities and who is an expert in transition strategy, methodologies and execution. Superior written and oral communications skills are essential as is the ability to travel periodically for extended periods in the leadership and management of transition activities.


  • Support business development, capture, and proposal efforts through effective written artifacts and verbal communications/presentations that articulate both the details and value of transition management aspects of SAIC’s proposed solution
  • Create comprehensive, integrated transition plans/schedules (generally in Gantt format) spanning standard non-technical and technical phase-in activities (e.g., program management processes and tools, knowledge transfer, recruiting/staffing, clearances and access requirements, quality and risk management, facilities preparation, asset management, communication and reporting, subcontract engagement, and service delivery transition and operational readiness)
  • Prepare and present orals slides concerning transition in proposals
  • Prepare the program leadership for post-transition or phase-in management of the environment.
  • Responsible for the successful program management of the transition/ phase-in of a contract and/or task order for SAIC Federal/Government customers ranging from few days to months, generally on-site with the client
  • Upon award, lead and manage (both directly as well as a team of indirect reports) the execution of each transition or phase-in task to ensure on-time delivery and no disruption to a customer’s ongoing operations or service delivery
  • Provide guidance, direction, and mentoring to the transition or phase-in team
  • Develop trusted relationships based on proactive communications and transparency both with the direct customer as well as the program team
  • Deliver reports that effectively convey status of the transition (weekly and daily) to SAIC corporate leadership and the direct customer or other program stakeholders from the customer’s environment.
  • Proactively escalate challenges/risks/issues to SAIC and client leadership, developing effective mitigations and contingencies.
  • Develop reusable artifact and transition materials for use by solution architects across the company’s portfolio of capture opportunities.
  • Support development of transition commercial service/product development
  • Travel required in support of some opportunity proposal development and for management of contract transitions.



  • Bachelors and eighteen (18) or more years of large, complex program or project management or a Masters and sixteen (16) years or more of large, complex program or project management.
  • Demonstrated ability of solutioning, authoring, and leading transitions throughout the entire opportunity capture life-cycle.
  • Large, complex program management experience (16+ years) that spans non-technical and technical aspects of government contracts/programs, particularly as it relates to transition and transformation management
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, particularly as it applies to proposals, client presentation development/delivery, and program management
  • Experience in preparing comprehensive and effective written documents that align with customer requirements and SAIC’s transition or phase-in process
  • Experience with various clearance levels (e.g., Public Trust, Secret, Top Secret) and the processes for managing them
  • 10+ years of experience with SAIC’s government customer base in program management, transition management, and/or service delivery leadership roles
  • Experience with program, project, and transition management processes, tools, protocols


  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • Current Secret Clearance, Immediately eligible for TS/SCI clearance


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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