Sr Project Manager_NASA_NICS - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job Description:
  • Senior Project Manager responsible for implementing IT Projects in support of NASA for typically multi-million multi-year NASA Agency projects
  • Advisory or management support for other project managers and technical teams
  • Overall responsibilities include oversight and responsibility of schedule, cost, risk, and resources using NASA’s NPR7120.7 methodology and “7120-Lite” for smaller projects
  • Directly interface with NASA Communications Program and NASA Project Stakeholders throughout each part of the project lifecycle
  • Plan and implement actions by the project team to define and implement technical baseline and meet quality requirements for project products and services
  • Serve as primary project customer interface providing status reporting and project documentation
  • Responsible for directing the work for the project team and management of project technical, schedule, and associated fiscal year budgets including labor, travel, hardware, software, and ODCs
  • Receive assignments in the form of objectives and establish goals to meet objectives
  • Define or contribute to the project baseline then execute the project to comply with baseline requirements
  • Manage risk, customer relationships, and program staffing
  • Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership
  • Support business development and program staff management
  • Identifies key resources to manage and execute to the project baseline
  • Identifies and analyzes moderate variances, and defines corrective actions
  • Leads internal cross-functional team
  • Uses standard, well-defined processes, procedures, techniques, or tools
  • Possesses leadership and management skills that require very little feedback from supervisors
  • Provides strategic guidance to the team
  • Escalates and resolves project issues
  • Performs performance reviews, compensation-related actions, and staffing and hiring recommendations.
  • Contributes to a strategic BD plan to protect current program and expand account offerings.
  • Provides significant elements of re-compete capture strategy
  • Provide leadership and guidance in DevOps concepts and Agile methods


Education and Experience:
Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more of related experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience
Required Certifications:
Required Skills:
  • NASA NPR 7120.7 project management experience for complex projects
  • 10 + years’ experience supporting NASA IT Requirements
  • 5 + years direct personnel management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent team building and coaching skills
  • Strong customer/stakeholder relationship experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of IT Technologies and associated Project Management
  • Experience in large enterprise IT architecture solution delivery
  • Ability to complete difficult, complex, and sometimes partially specified assignments
  • Subject Matter Expertise in developing solutions to achieve cost savings and architectural improvements
  • Must be able to work with System Engineers to clearly define project scope and help facilitate the project deployment including stakeholder and System Engineering reviews
  • Network and Applications background
  • Experience and background on multiple NASA I3P Programs

Desired Qualifications