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Sr Program Manager

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Sparks
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about program management and looking for your next career move into a collaborative and supportive cross-functional environment? We have a great opportunity for you!

As a Sr Program Manager, you will be driving the business operations at SNC through your skills and expertise. You will be responsible for all programmatic aspects of your assigned projects with specifically focused responsibility for customer relationship, cost, schedule and technical planning, tracking and reporting, technical execution, and ensuring overall program performance objectives are achieved. You will be crucial in business resource planning/tracking in coordination with other corporate entities and responsible to formulate a team that can fulfill program requirements. You will be the driver in ensuring program issues and problems are identified, tracked, and resolved and the success of SNC's program. You will be responsible for program risk management and ensuring risks are identified, mitigated, tracked, and managed. You'll be responsible for conducting routine meetings, interfacing on project/program status, developing proposals, researching/fact-finding, coordinating audits, and negotiating with project/program stakeholders to ensure enterprise initiatives meet cost, budget, and schedule constraints. You'll support the program director and Business Operations in fulfilling their responsibilities.

As SNC's corporate team, we provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications. Learn more about SNC's Corporate team

The candidate will be a key member of the PMAP/T team, promoting greater success of Enterprise/Business Area (BA) programs & efforts through:

  • Leading PM process & tool improvement for the Enterprise.
  • Pursuing program management consistency across BA's during program proposal processes, program execution, & program interface with production, internal customers, contractors, & subcontractors.
  • Keeping program management informed of function & process changes within project controls.
  • Supporting of all Program Management functions for both Business Area Direct Programs & Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) Indirect Programs.
  • Support the development and execution of the Corporate Program Management and Planning/Tracking (PMAP/T) annual plan within assigned area of responsibility, as requested.
  • Establishing centralized, coordinating body for PM concerns, recommendations, & issues; developing recommended process improvements; facilitating opportunities with Enterprise Program Finance.
  • Ensuring PM’s are adequately trained and equipped to support & facilitate program success while further streamlining processes so that there is commonality & consistency across business management areas.
  • Maintaining PM training curriculum & mentoring in line with corporate processes.
  • Working directly with Learning & Development (L&D) personnel for scheduling & providing facilitators form PM Certification training.
  • Maintaining the PM Certification process.
  • Support the development and execution of the PMAP/T strategic and Annual Plan, as requested.
  • Reinforcing the usage & application of Corporate PM tools.
  • Enhancing program management expertise in the staff.
  • Membership in the Engineering Process & Tools Working Group (EPTG), as a coordinating body for Engineering concerns, recommendation, & issues specific to program management; developing recommended process improvements; facilitating opportunities with program management &/or Enterprise Program Finance.
  • Establishing new & further refining existing templates, tools, & guidelines for program documentation & execution.
  • Review & approval of program management plans during the proposal process & program initiation phase.
  • Auditing of program management activities in accordance with PM process.
  • Capturing BA metrics designed to identify areas within Program Management that might be targeted as performance improvement opportunities.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with approved Corporate and ISO 9001:2000 Policies and Processes.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field of study and typically 10+ years experience.
  • Shall possess extensive knowledge of the program management disciplines.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Requires ability to interpret considerable data of a technical/programmatic nature in order to adequately perform process improvement duties & responsibilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of organizational change management methodologies and principles.
  • Strong aptitude to connect with business processes and quickly learn business operations in order to support and interact with corporate-level project stakeholders.
  • Microsoft Project, ECRM Dynamics.
  • Corporate training development initiatives for program management.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.


  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate desired, but not required.

Important Notice:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran, or any other protected status

pursuant to applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Sparks , Sr Program Manager, Other , Sparks, Nevada

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