Program Director

ManTech (


  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

United States

ManTech is currently seeking an experienced Program Director to support NASA Johnson Space Center, Office of Safety & Mission Assurance.

Primary Duties:

The Program Director oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.

Provide strategic guidance to functional managers, staff and teams in ways that promote the company's culture. Oversee the progress of operations and develop efficient strategies and tactics.

Responsible for the performance of a significant program with multiple task orders in accordance with contract requirements and company policies, procedures and guidelines. Oversees the technology development and/or application, marketing, and resource allocation within program client base. Program area typically represents more than three functional areas such as engineering, systems analysis, quality control and administration. Responsible for acquiring follow-on business associated with assigned programs and for supporting new business development by leading proposals.

Specifics Duties:

Responsible for managing and directing the SMA activities for all Human Space Flight Programs and Projects assigned to the Johnson Space Center (JSC) including the International Space Station (ISS), Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Projects, the Extravehicular Activity (EVA) and other JSC flight projects. Included is the responsibility for developing and implementing the capability to independently analyze and assess the safety, reliability, maintainability, and quality engineering and assurance of the design, development, test, manufacturing, certification, and operational phases of these Programs and Projects.

Responsible for the management and technical direction of the SMAEC II safety and mission assurance program. Provide independent risk assessment and analysis for flight science and research projects.

? Assess program performance and aim to maximize contract profitability

? Lead and evaluate functional managers and other staff

? Develop and control deadlines, budgets and activities

? Apply change, risk and resource management

? Assume responsibility for the program?s people and vendors assuring employees are trained/skilled to perform all assigned tasks

Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.

Accomplishes human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.

Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.

Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reviewing professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

Enhances corporate and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.



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