Program Execution Lead

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, has a career Opportunity for a Program Execution Lead within the Dynetics Group located in Huntsville, AL.. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions. Dynetics includes many delivery programs, production programs, and programs with emerging technologies.

The Program Execution Lead must maintain an understanding of major programs, risks, and technologies in order to provide regular support, oversight and guidance to PMs.

Job Summary

The Program Execution Lead (PE Lead) for the Dynetics Group is responsible for the implementation and compliance of Leidos’ Program Execution Policy, which includes oversight of Dynetics programs through regular reviews and deep dives, as well as regular involvement of Dynetics proposals to ensure awards are optimally executable.

The selected individual must have an in-depth understanding of Program Management tools and processes, including an understanding of earned value management. The position responsibilities will include working across programs ensuring standardization with processes, planning, tracking, and execution of complex tasking within technical, schedule, and budget constraints. The candidate must be able to work with minimum guidance in addressing actions, and then use their own knowledge, ingenuity, innovation and experience to ensure proper program execution.

The PE Lead will participate and provide leadership during pre-award (capture phases) in technical readiness reviews (TRRs), execution planning reviews (XPRs), bid risk reviews (BRRs), and bid approval reviews (BARs) as well as proposal content review and generation.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Execution Lead for Dynetics is responsible for the implementation and compliance of Leidos Policy LP-PE-1 which includes oversight of Dynetics programs through regular reviews and deep dives, regular involvement of Dynetics proposals through participation and leadership in technical readiness reviews (TRRs), execution planning reviews (XPRs), bid risk reviews (BRRs), and bid approval reviews as well as proposal content review and generation.

The PE Lead shall conduct deep dives into troubled programs and supports collaborative development of corrective action planning.

The PE Lead will support the Dynetics Programs Director in the creation of Corporate Watch List for any Dynetics programs on Corporate Watch List.

Additional duties include:

  • Mentoring and training of program managers. Training may include one on-one mentoring or sessions in the form of Brown Bag Lunchtime Learning sessions as well as the generation and delivery of training material for new PMs
  • Review of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), teaming agreements and other contractual documents for the purpose of understanding implications to program risk.
  • Being a liaison and expediter for PMs and functional support including, but not limited to Procurement, Contracts, Business Development, Accounts Payable and Finance.
  • Supporting the development of opportunity capture strategy by participation in large and critical Dynetics capture activities such as ---Collaboration Sessions, price to win, and other reviews and meetings.

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a bachelor degree from an accredited school in engineering.

Candidates must have a strong background in defense systems (or subsystems) with 12+ years of prior relevant experience in engineering and Program Management or Masters with 10+ years or prior relevant experience in engineering and Program Management.

Strong verbal and written skills along with a solid practical knowledge of complex missile weapon systems and system integration is required.

Experience with financial management and earned value management for DoD programs is required.

Candidate must have strong leadership credentials, good organizational skills, attention to detail and work well as a key member of a team often tasked to be highly responsive and agile in order to satisfy critical warfighter needs.

The candidate must have experience in the following areas:

  • Cost estimating
  • Budget management
  • Schedule development and management
  • Strong briefing skill with Sr. Gov’t customers (SES, General Staff) and C level leadership
  • Proficient using Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.

Other Qualifications

· Graduate Degree is a plus

· PMP certification or equivalent

Security Requirements

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

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COVID Response

Effective January 4, 2022, in order to enter Leidos/Dynetics facilities in the US and to attend Leidos/Dynetics business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. All Leidos/Dynetics employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.

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