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Program Manager

Job ID: 2013089
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 17, 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: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a DOD Program Manager to oversee one or more program contracts and may serve as a Project Manager on task orders.  Program contracts include support for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (C4ISR), cyber and space systems.


Note: This role offers temporary work from home/ remote/ virtual work at home due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back on site in San Diego, CA.


Job Duties:

  • Support the Senior Program Manager with strategic planning, business development planning and proposal responses, annual budget planning, executive reporting, risk and issue management, resource planning and management, and program financial management.  

  • Support multiple task orders/projects and project managers ensuring on time delivery, within budget, and meeting all performance and quality requirements

  • Stand up new task orders/projects and associated resources and processes, as new work is awarded

  • Manage program financials and resource planning and report to customer and Senior Program Manager

  • Manage risks and issues. 

  • Provide strategic guidance to project managers and project teams. Escalate and resolve program issues

  • Manage and facilitate customer communications at senior executive levels

  • Coordinate with subcontracts manager for facilitation of subcontracts engagement and resources

  • May perform as a senior project manager, as task order/project work warrants

  • Monitor, track, and report contract and performance metrics

  • Oversee coordination, tracking, and submission of program deliverables

  • Support corporate executive reporting and program-level financial tracking

  • Support the Senior Program Manager in surveying contract landscapes and identifying pursuit candidates

  • Meet regularly with government management, government technical leadership, and other government contractors to ensure a clear understanding of customer needs and challenges.

  • Support the capture planning and approach

  • Support the proposal response for new and re-compete opportunities

  • Support RFP responses, including writing responses, resource planning, pricing, management and subcontracting plans

  • Coordinate with subcontracts manager for facilitation of subcontracts engagement and resources

  • Contribute to response strategy and writing and/or serve as a reviewer

  • Support pricing activities, including overseeing and contributing to the development of Basis of Estimate (BOE) input and staffing plan/requirements. Support Price-To-Win (PTW) efforts.


Required Education and Experience:  

  • Bachelors and six (6) years or more of related experience; Masters and four (4) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.

  • Active Secret Clearance and also be able to acquire a Top Secret.

  • 6 years of experience with business development initiatives to include proposal management, capture management, strategy, and competitive analysis to include BOE development and PTW analysis.

  • Prior proposal writing/review experience, and ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders (e.g., government executives, program experts, product owners, and technical experts).

  • IT project management experience with software development and/or infrastructure related areas to provide guidance and/or process improvement to program teams

  • Demonstrated ability to operate independently with minimal mentoring.

  • Outstanding verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Possess leadership and management skills that require very little feedback from supervisors

  • Self-motivated; able to operate independently with minimal guidance/mentoring

  • Strong writing and presentation skills, producing high-quality deliverables and proposal responses through collaboration.

  • Excellent customer relationship management and negotiation skills.

  • Experience managing multiple concurrent IT projects/programs

  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate or able to obtain it within 1 year.

  • Experience with Agile software development a Plus


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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