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Project Managers - ATCALS

Job ID: 2015805
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, United States
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Project Manager (PM) to join SAIC’s team, in support of The Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Air Traffic Control and Landing System (ATCALSS) Sustainment Branch System Sustainment Manager at Tinker Air Force Base, to help our Nation manage and sustain portable air traffic control and landing systems.  These systems are crucial to the safe conduct of flight operations for home station and forward deployed aircraft. 

 Individuals will lead a cross functional team consisting of engineers, Quality Assurance technicians, logistics specialists and functional experts to work with USAF technical and operational representatives to create a test schedule, solidify test objectives, incorporate human factor considerations, and carry out tests at the appropriate location and scale. 

The Project Managers will lead the teams in executing the following test types / areas:

  • Acceptance
  • Compliance
  • Corrosion
  • Environmental
  • Failure Mode and Cause
  • First Article
  • Operational
  • Reliability
  • Stand Along/Qualification
The candidates selected for this position shall:
  • Manage and integrate activities in accordance with contract requirements, and ensure technical, schedule, cost, and financial performance

  • Define or contribute to the program baseline then execute the program to comply with baseline requirements

  • Manage risk, customer relationships, and project staffing

  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to program and SAIC leadership

  • Support business development and program staff management

  • Maintain and manage the client interface at the project levels of the client organization

  • Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews

  • Champion the integration of industry best practices and innovation to improve operational performance, availability, capacity and cost efficiency

  • Prepare and complete action plans, implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards, while resolving problems and conducting project level audits

  • Identify trends, determine system improvements, and implement changes to maintain and improve mission readiness

  • Assist the Program Manager with transition efforts, including communications, recruiting efforts, and knowledge management


  • Experience working with the Air Force Customer, specifically the Air Force Material Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, or Air Traffic Control and Landing System Sustainment Branch

  • Expert level understanding and 10 years of experience in hardware and software component and sub-system testing

  • Experience performing supervisory functions, such as time approvals for charging, expense reports, travel plans, employee performance coaching/feedback, salary administration, and staffing functions

  • Experience developing and executing a Project Management Plan, including scope management, risk management, resource management, schedule management, and budget management/EVM

  • Experience in continual improvement with respect to maintenance processes

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years and or equivalent experience in ATCLAS/High Reliability Organization assignments

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools and MS Project

  • Clear and professional communications skills
  • An active Secret Clearance, with TS eligibility
  • PMP certification or DAU LVL 3 PQM, required
  • Agile Experience and/or certification, desired
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt, preferred
  • ASQ, SMRP, and/or SOLE certification, desired


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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