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Senior Sustainment Manager

Job ID: 218856
Location: KIRTLAND AFB, NM, United States
Date Posted: Jul 14, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a spacecraft operations and sustainment senior manager to support the Space and Missile Systems Center Advanced Systems & Development Directorate (SMC/AD). This leader has responsibility for technical and support personnel managing the health and availability of DoD spacecraft command and control networks. The sustainment senior manager assists engineering to modernize and recapitalize networks, mitigates obsolescence and on/off board missions.  The successful candidate will manage a dynamic mission support environment executing at high op-tempo and will have responsibility for budget, personnel, resources, contracts and sub-contracts, facilities, and business processes. 


Major duties of the position include:

  • Execute program processes to meet or exceed performance work statement (PWS) requirements
  • Generate, manage and act on metrics for operations and sustainment performance
  • Leverage SAIC staff and programs to identify/apply processes and tools to strengthen execution
  • Manage, evaluate and grow personnel
  • Accomplish business support activities including contracts, sub-contracts, budgeting, scheduling,  execution tracking, finance, procurement and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) deliveries
  • Effectively communicate informally and formally per Customer and Corporate business rhythm
  • Support and participate in continuous process improvement and innovation. 
  • Adapt proven and effective management practices to identify impediments and/or mitigate risks to effective program execution 
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration across the team
  • Support business development efforts to identify growth opportunities and preserve current scope


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 14 years or more relevant experience; Master’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or technical discipline and 12 years or more relevant experience
  • Active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain an SCI within 6 months of start date
  • Must have 8 or more years of experience dealing with Satellite and/or Satellite Ground Support Equipment
  • Demonstrated experience working with Air Force/DoD customers in an acquisition environment, with space and/or ground systems
  • Experience developing cost and schedule deliverables and managing to baseline costs and schedules to include the identification and management of risks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to develop and deliver documents and briefings and to enable working and interacting with diverse personnel and dynamic teams


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience serving as a program or project manager on performance-based contracts for the U.S. Government




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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