Data Center Program Manager - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Position Summary

SAIC is seeking a Data Center Program Manager to join our account team supporting a major state & local government customer. The Program Manager has primary responsibility for managing the transition of complex projects associated with the coordination of a major Data Center relocation effort, and overseeing and managing the operational aspects of ongoing projects, and serving as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. This person will be responsible for:

  • Establishing program and project management principles consistent with the Commonwealth standard policies, procedures, standards, and toolsets which leverages best practices,
  • Mentoring and supporting project teams, enhancing consistency, providing benchmarks, reducing risks, and enhancing quality across projects.
  • Reporting on program level schedule, quality, and adherence to agreed upon standards.
  • Developing budgets and schedules to meet contractual/project requirements for an assigned portion of a program, participating in and establishing and defining program plan requirements, and monitoring and reporting performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met.
  • Assessing project issues and developing resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Developing mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and customers.
  • Ensuring contract requirements and subcontractor responsibilities are being accomplished including working on the definition and implementation of project planning techniques to provide visibility on the contract.
  • Using and applying industry practices, techniques, and standards in project management.
  • Recommending changes to team policies as necessary.


Background / Experience

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience managing projects and project scheduling. Experience with state & local government customers is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor Degree in related discipline and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and two (2) years or more of related experience. May consider a high school education and an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree. 
  • Understanding and adherence to PMI’s or similar Project and portfolio methodologies

  • Prior experience working in or supporting a PMO
  • Experience with complex Data Center Relocation efforts that involve the coordination of several projects, vendors, and customers
  • Significant experience in supervising Project Analysts, Project Teams, supporting project scheduling and managing complex projects and programs
  • Significant experience developing risk management and mitigation planning
  • Significant experience supporting project scheduling and managing projects
  • Prior experience in Supplier Management
  • Experience working in ITSM
  • Prior experience working with ServiceNow
  • Prior experience developing OLAs, Governance, Policy, and Procedures

Certifications / Other

  • PMP Certification Required
  • PgMP Certification Preferred
  • ITIL Certification Preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, MS Project, MS Visio, SharePoint, and Adobe Products.
  • Prior experience working with ServiceNow project scheduling function preferred.
  • Prior experience working with or for a Commonwealth of VA Agency or VITA desired.

Desired Qualifications