195533 - Program Manager
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Program Manager for an opening in Redmond, WA

We are seeking a senior-level Program Manager to join our Redmond, WA office. In this role, you will support development and production programs.

80% - Manages customer relationships; acts as primary customer interface and decision authority for assigned programs. Accountable for scope, risk/ opportunity management, cost and schedule, including earned value management, of assigned fixed price or cost reimbursable propulsion programs. Leads cross-functional program team definition; work package definition, detailed program planning and program baseline development; incorporation of lessons learned; and program execution including direction, control, achievement of program requirements and program closeout.

20% - Creates and manages strategy for development of the business for the propulsion product area. Leads or provides inputs to proposals, contract negotiations, and statement of work (SOW) reviews and implementation of program management best practices. Provides and manages the award and sales forecasts for assigned programs and customers.
Skills: Required: Experience with program planning, IMS development, risk and opportunity analysis, contract change management, control account management, work package development, earned value management (EVM) and program execution for cost reimbursable and fixed price programs for U.S. Government or commercial space missions.
Candidate should also have demonstrated successful achievement of technical, cost and schedule goals.
Demonstrated success in leadership and management of both development and production programs in a dynamic, matrixed environment.

Degree in an appropriate discipline Aerospace or defense development experience with Solid or liquid propulsion experience PMP certification or Project Management certificate Extensive knowledge of project management within the framework of the Project Management Institute including Project Planning, Project Control (Earned Value), Project Execution, Communication, Procurement, and Quality Demonstrated ability in team building and leadership skills to achieve project objectives Demonstrated trustworthiness in accomplishing agreed upon objectives Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously Ability to independently propose, plan, and then execute a project Proficient in the use of all the basic MS Office tools and therefore be proficient in computer operating systems, MS Outlook, MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), MS PowerPoint (presentations, storyboard development, logic diagrams), MS Visio (business diagrams and sketches), and MS Word (tables, program plans).
Proficiency to also include setting up Integrated Master Schedules using knowledge of MS Project or similar scheduling tool to create extensive project files for large-size projects

Requires a Bachelor's degree and between 9 - 14 years of applicable experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Silmese Graves
11832 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606

Phone: (757) 595-0005 x261 or (877) 244-5418 x261

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.