Program Manager - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States


Program Manager


KBR is a global government services organization delivering full life cycle professional and technical services from over 60 U.S. and 40 international locations. Our core capabilities include logistics, engineering, science, cyber, intelligence and security services.


When you become part of the KBR team, your career opportunities are endless. We offer challenging assignments on some of the world's largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know, We Deliver!


KBR requires a Program Manager to support the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Joint Program Office (JPO) located in Crystal City, VA. The JPO manages the development, test, production, fielding and sustainment of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter for the USAF, USMC, USN, and International Partner and FMS customer nations.

This candidate will support the F-35 Follow-on Modernization/Block 4 Program Manager across the proposal development and contract award for F-35 Air System including Air System Development (ASD) specific to the F-35 Block 4 Continuous Capability Development and Deployment (C2D2) approach.

The candidate will synchronize planning and schedules across the Block 4 team, coordinating Service and Partner unique requirements, and facilitating Block 4 planning/reporting in the F-35 enterprise. The candidate will provide programmatic support across the proposal and contract award lifecycle of multiple contract awards, including Development Foundation and Development and Test Viability contracts. The candidate will coordinate with various functions on the team to develop integrated technical/project solutions to both tactical and strategic program risks and issues. The candidate must work well with a widely-dispersed team and be assertive in capturing key inputs and data to incorporate into various products. The candidate must also have excellent communication skills (written, verbal and active listening). The candidate must be comfortable working in a very dynamic, fluid environment and enjoy problem solving.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing and monitoring program plans including cost, schedule and performance estimates. Ensuring project outputs are delivered on schedule and within funding.
  • Identifiying program problems, and recommending solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
  • Developing staffing plans and managing the utilization of resources to meet customer schedules and requirements.
  • Preparing and delivering briefings for formal interchanges with customer management.
  • Reviewing and approving program deliverables prior to submittal to customer.Travel: Occasional travel required (10-15%) to, Fort Worth, TX, and other F-35 acquisition and operations locations may be required.

Local candidates only, relocation package not available.


  • Security Clearance: Secret
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in Engineering, Business, Management or a degree relevant to the position SUBSTITUTION: eight (8) years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelors degree
  • Eight (8) years of experience in program management, technical or business analysis discipline; and included in the eight (8) years, there must be at least four (4) years of experience in program management, technical or business analysis; and included in the four (4) years, there must be two (2) years professional experience in technical efforts supporting major weapon systems and components development
  • Familiarity with DoD 5000.02 acquisition policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, policies, and practices of system acquisition to plan, organize, and coordinate critical aspects of the development, production, and deployment of systems, subsystems, and equipment
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products


Experience working with the F-35 Block 4 Continuous Capability Development and Deployment (C2D2) modernization approach


Competitive health, wellness & lifestyle benefits

Inclusive, flexible and supportive company culture

Ongoing training and development opportunities


KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .