Site Program Lead - Hypersonics

Crane, IN |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a Leidos Company, is seeking a Site Program Lead - Hypersonics to join a diverse team to create unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides alert, cost-effective engineering, scientific, manufacturing, and IT solutions.

The position will be accountable for establishing and directing a new Leidos site focused on serving customers located at NSWC Crane. Work content at this site will grow to consist of various engineering disciplines as well as high-tech prototyping and weapon systems test integration. The tasks will encompass management of government customer relationships and guiding an organization in a dynamic and high growth area that will execute multiple simultaneous and diverse activities including: prototype manufacturing and assembly, machining and integration, additive manufacturing, design for manufacturing, systems engineering, and modeling and analysis.

The primary tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the site’s key programmatic contact
  • Build and maintain relationships with the local government customer
  • Promote a safe work environment
  • Ensure quality and compliance needs are consistently satisfied
  • Ensure coordination with Huntsville management and design team
  • Direct and coordinate daily operations of the prototyping and integration bays
  • Provide direction of all staff on site
  • Mentor junior staff to equip them for success
  • Manage site budget and schedule
  • Promote a teamwork environment that fosters employee development
  • Direct a cross-functional manufacturing team and engineering team to consistently meet customer directives
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and problem solving
  • Establish and/or track KPI’s and Metrics to achieve program and company objectives
  • Conduct operation performance reviews/meetings
  • Participate and contribute to Programmatic meetings
  • Monitor equipment and ensure that they are in good working order
  • Identify, assess, and convey staffing needs

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in an engineering or business discipline from an ABET-accredited institute with twelve (12+) years of relevant work history. Candidates with a relevant MS will have at least ten (10) years of relevant work history.
  • Candidate will have at least five (5) five years of direct personnel management or organizational management history.
  • Candidate will have at least three (3) years of project or program management background
  • Candidate will be capable of performing in a joint engineering environment working closely with multi-functional teams.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated past work effectively conveying within a team environment.
  • Candidate will be self-directed and able to work in a fast-paced environment to meet customer and management deadlines as well as meet financial goals.
  • Candidate will have prior work with interviewing, assessing, and hiring new personnel.
  • Candidate will have knowledge building and maintaining customer relationships.
  • Defense program history and prior work directing a cross-functional team is needed

Candidate will be a resident of the Crane, Indiana area or willing to relocate to the Crane, Indiana area.

Other Qualifications

  • Direct knowledge in a prototype manufacturing environment desired, but not required
  • Previous participation in start-up of manufacturing facilities desired, but not required
  • Expertise in Lean, Visual Management and 5S tools desired, but not required
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Top Secret/SSBI Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Final Top Secret Clearance.

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