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Program Manager

Job ID: 2110365
Location: WALLOPS ISLAND, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 13, 2021
Category: Program Management
Subcategory: Program Mgmt
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC has a potential opportunity for a Program Manager to support the Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) Wallops, Island, VA Programs Support Services.  Position will be located in Wallops Island, VA.

This position is contingent upon contract award which is expected early 2022.

Under a key component of the Naval Surface  Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division ( MSWCDD) The Surface Combat Systems Center SCSC) will provide a wide variety of program services supporting AEGIS, AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), Ships Self Defense System (SSDS) and DDG 1000 program support. Support services will be provided for all current future NAVSEA and PEO IWS approved program activities on Wallops Island.  Additionally, this effort will provide for the installation, activation and upgrade of various platform modernization initiatives at Wallops Island.

Responsible for successful delivery of a program to a customer; or manage performance of a task or project as part of a larger program under direction of another PM. 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 program staffing. Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership. Support business development and program staff management. (It should be understood that this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee). Identifies key resources required to manage and execute to the program baseline often requiring frequent, real-time changes to meet dynamic program needs. Identifies and analyzes significant variances, and establishes corrective actions. Responsible for overall execution and delivery as the sole PM on a Category 2 program with domestic or international funding. Manages and integrates a large size program staff that includes subcontractors or suppliers and task or project leads. Provides guidance and direction to the internal cross-functional team. Develops program-specific processes, procedures, techniques, or tools. Requires systems engineering or detailed technical approach involving trade studies, risk mitigation or complex schedule.Reviewed by Customer Group (CG), Market Segment (MS), or other staff to assess objectives, impacts, relationships, synergy, and other program elements of similar or related programs. Primary interface for all program aspects and issues, program and account insight, and serious problem resolution. Possesses mature leadership and management skills and provides advice and assistance to other PMs. Provides strategic vision to the team. Escalates and resolves serious program issues. Provides significant input to MS on performance reviews, compensation-related actions, and staffing and hiring decisions. Participates with the MS in screening and interviewing potential hires. Resolves serious personnel issues in coordination with MS, HR, and Program Oversight.  Develops or significantly contributes to a strategic BD plan to expand current account offerings. Develops or significantly contributes to re-compete capture strategy. Identifies potential buying agents for growth beyond current account and future related accounts. Identifies opportunity and account buying influences. Identifies tools and resources needed to enable repeatable and differentiated offerings and capabilities in identified investment areas.



  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering, scientific, business, or technical discipline and ten (10) years of experience managing a large technical effort, similar in size and scope of this effort. 
  • Ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in managing large projects including ability to plan, develop schedules, organize, and coordinate team members to accomplish assigned tasks; demonstrated experience specifically directed to combat systems facilities related to AEGIS, AEGIS BMD, SSDS, or DDG 1000 weapon and combat systems and technology development, work breakdown structures, spending plans, and financial tracking


  • Active Secret clearance is preferred
  • Can start work with an Interim Secret clearance


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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