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Assistant Program/Project Manager

ECS is seeking a Assistant Program/Project Manager to work in our Chantilly, VA office.  

Job Description:

  • Assistant Program Manager for the ECS Radar Physics Group in Chantilly, VA
  • Develop Project Plans at the onset of each project, to include a schedule with milestones, a financial plan, a work breakdown structure (WBS) and deliverables.  
  • Work with Contract Management staff to establish charge numbers and budgets (based on the WBS) for the Costpoint accounting system.
  • Work with Contract Management staff and Subcontractors to Generate Estimates to Complete (ETCs) and Estimates at Completion (EACs) for multiple projects in various stages of development/production.
  • Work with Engineering and Program Management staff to develop labor estimates and Costed Bill of Materials estimates for large-scale custom-designed electronic systems.
  • Work with procurement staff and subcontractors, consultants and vendors to collect quotes, project plans, schedules, monthly reports etc. that can be used to ensure that their work is progressing as planned.  
  • Assist project management and production staff in tracking/prioritizing procurement activities and tracking inventory assets to ensure schedule commitments are upheld.
  • Monitor the progress of each project to ensure that the goals of the Project Plan and the ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System (QMS) are met.
  • Coordinate ISO-9001 annual external and internal audits and management review meetings and provide regular ISO related surveillance activities within the Radar Group organization.
  • Work with production and project management staff to ensure deliverables comply with U.S. Government export laws.  
  • Applicant must be able to travel to attend program reviews and other customer-directed meetings.

Required Skills:

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Minimum 5 years of experience managing multiple projects simultaneously in an electronic products development environment.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Project Management, or Business Management/Administration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Project.  Project is the principal project management tool used in ATG.  Experience in Critical Path and Earned Value analysis is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage performance, cost, and schedule through the full life cycle of a project.
  • Experience working in an ISO-9001 certified organization with direct involvement in the surveillance and auditing processes.

Desired Skills:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  • Experience using Requirements Management software tools
  • Experience in or knowledge of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is preferred.

ECS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ECS promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

ECS is a leading mid-sized provider of technology services to the United States Federal Government. We are focused on people, values and purpose. Every day, our 2300+ employees focus on providing their technical talent to support the Federal Agencies and Departments of the US Government to serve, protect and defend the American People.

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