• Program Manager III

    Location US-TX-Fort Worth
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/27/2018 1:26 PM)
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  • Overview

    Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT), a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter



    Scope: The Program Manager III (PgM-3) represents a high level of experience and expertise in the Elbit Systems of America, LLC career path in program management. The incumbent has seven-to-ten years of relevant program management experience or has demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to manage all facets of one-or-more deployment, design and development, production and/or pass-through, etc. programs at the Program Manager III level.  The Program Manager III reports to the Vice President of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is responsible for achieving external and internal customer satisfaction, uniquely empowered to make decisions related to the program / project scope of work, and performance acceptability decisions, and who is responsible for accomplishing program objectives or production requirements through the use of any mix of in-house, contract or reimbursable support resources by leading the management and oversight of Integrated Program Teams (IPT).


    Must have a mastery of the knowledge and skills associated with the complexities of managing strategic investments and programs. Required to successfully manage the Department’s most sophisticated programs.

    • Demonstrate leadership through effective interpersonal, managerial, communication and organizational skills.
    • Display strong communication skills in the areas of negotiation, writing, and decision briefing
    • Adapt behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles; effectively deal with ambiguity
    • Facilitate open communication and collaboration with suppliers, functional organizations, leadership and customers and maintain awareness of their issues and concerns
    • Create and communicate a compelling vision that generates excitement, enthusiasm, and commitment among team members in support of the business strategic vision
    • Understand DHS and DoD regulations, policies, process and acquisition lifecycle phases
    • Awareness of DHS mission and functions, including policies, programs, procedures, and rules applying to programs and management
    • Use Business Acquisition Processes in proposal preparation
    • Scope of work development and adherence
    • Create and use different cost estimating methodologies to develop basis of estimates and Performance Measurement Baseline
    • Create, review and approve proposal and program documentation such as work breakdown structure, program cost and schedule baseline, risk management plan, budget estimates, estimates and completions, basis of estimate, program management plan and contract data deliverables.
    • Organize work, set priorities, and determine resource requirements, determine short- and long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
    • Apply Integrated Product Team and process development concepts and processes necessary to effectively lead and participate in an IPT for successful program execution
    • Apply the principles of earned value management methods and tools to assess a program’ s health including the establishment of an integrated baseline; gauging progress against the cost, schedule and contract baseline and present alternatives as program requirements or cost, schedule, and performance change.
    • Apply risk management techniques including mitigation plans and steps to minimize cost, schedule and performances impacts and assess the feasibility of alternative investment approaches.
    • Apply qualitative and quantitative tools to support problem solving and decision making.
    • Follow the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a products and or programs fulfills functional requirements and contract obligations
    • Achieve “Very Good” or higher ratings on Contractor Performance Assessment Report (CPAR).



    Responsibilities & Tasks: 

    • Apply best practices in program and project management to ensure projects: (1) are completed on time and within budget and scope, (2) produce a quality product and (3) result in customer satisfaction
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of program documentation, requirements, expectations and deliverables, i.e. the RFP, proposal, contract, SOW, assumptions, constraints and CDRLs.
    • Plan, execute, monitor, control and close assigned program/program phases as needed.
    • Implement best practices in team building and provide the leadership needed to produce successful program results.
    • Conduct program kick off meetings (KoM).
    • Create and maintain a Program Management Plan (PMP) for each assigned program.
    • Ensure Work Breakdown Structures are created and maintained for each assigned program.
    • Ensure program schedules are created, monitored and have weekly status updates.
    • Tailor applicable company procedures as required.
    • Identify all relevant program stakeholders and actively engage them in planning, execution and control of the program.
    • Establish and maintain positive relationships with customers; both internal and external.
    • Prepare and present program management reviews as scheduled for internal management and external customers.
    • Conduct regularly-scheduled, productive, team meetings using best practices in meeting facilitation.
    • Ensure the program team documents lessons learned on a regular basis throughout the life of the program to include program phase completion and program closure.
    • Ensure meeting minutes for team and customer meetings are created, made available and filed appropriately in project/program folders on the EFW server.
    • Adhere to applicable ITAR, TINA, FAR, Export Compliance, EMD, Safety, and Security requirements.
    • Apply risk management (risk identification and monitoring) and decision analysis and resolution (DAR) techniques throughout the duration of the program.
    • Monitor performance to ensure compliance with contractual requirements.
    • Monitor product quality, design and technology to ensure consistency with contractual requirements.
    • Review deliverables prepared by the team for completeness, accuracy and quality before submitting them to the customer.
    • Manage program budgets & schedules; track and report cost and team hours on a regular basis.
    • Create, maintain and present Program Scorecards as needed.
    • Create and maintain a program action item log as well as track all action items to completion.
    • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned by manager.



    Minimum Qualifications:


    Education (Highest Level Required/Preferred)

    Bachelor's degree required. 


    Training Pre-requisites (Within One Year of Taking Position)


          XX ESD

          XX Safety Training, as dictated by Safety Department

          XX Other: ITAR, Export Compliance, TINA, Risk Mgmt, EVM




    Required:        Project Management Professional (PMP)  

    Preferred:       DoD / DHS Acquisition PM level II or III




    Experience Required:

    Functional (Using Skill Set): 5-10 years

    Management: 5-10 years

    Industry: 5-10 years


    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required (Unique and Measurable): 

    • Excellent knowledge of program management methods and Earned Value Management.
    • Excellent knowledge of contracts: fixed price, cost plus and time and materials.
    • Excellent skill in time management, meeting facilitation and problem-solving.
    • Excellent skill in the use of MS Office, Visio, Outlook, and Project applications.
    • Excellent ability to clearly communicate ideas verbally and in writing.
    • Excellent ability to create and give program management review presentations.
    • Excellent ability to negotiate and apply tact and diplomacy with internal/external customers and foreign personnel.
    • Excellent ability to work independently in building and then leading an integrated product team.
    • Demonstrated ability to complete programs successfully; within scope, on time, within budget and delivering a quality product to the customer’s satisfaction.


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