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Program Director - Range Services & Solutions (RSS)

Company: Peraton
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

We are seeking a Program Director for Range Services and Solutions (RSS) Operating Unit (OU), in Huntsville, AL. Reporting to the Vice President, National Security Space, as the Program Director, you will lead Peraton teams based in Huntsville, AL; Patrick AFB, FL; and Portland, OR, as they support Hypersonic Testing and Launch Range Activities in both CONUS and OCONUS locations.

If you enjoy the technical challenges associated with supporting the nation's Hypersonic test programs and launch range capabilities, this job is for you! Join us to build on a legacy of Range expertise with an eye towards supporting the next generation of test and launch range capabilities.

As the Program Director, you will be responsible for the following:

* Lead our RSS OU currently comprised of -60 personnel with a current annual revenue of -$15M providing test range services and solutions for hypersonic vehicle testing, and in providing launch range test support
* Manage growth of the RSS OU as we project an increase of up to -100 personnel and revenue approaching -$35M per year
* Responsible for attaining OU's financial and operational goals in support of the company's overall financial and strategic objectives
* Organize, plan, and implement RSS strategy in accordance with organizational strategy and campaign plan
* Establish goals and priorities for the RSS OU and work with managers to ensure goals cascade to all RSS staff
* Coordinate the execution of all RSS's programs
* Plan and direct the work of the Program Managers
* Monitor the technical and financial execution of programs and managers' work, and take corrective actions when necessary
* Review and approve hiring and termination requests
* Work with the Peraton recruitment team and Program Managers to identify, attract, and retain the very best talent
* Develop and guide the professional development process for the RSS's scientists, engineers, technicians, and administrative support personnel workforce
* Work with Facility Managers to address issues as they arise
* Collaborate with peers in other OUs in pursuit of common goals
* Work with Senior Management and peers for strategic planning and implementation
* Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key individuals in customer organizations
* Identify opportunities for growth in the OU portfolio of programs, and manage the capture process for new opportunities
* Perform other duties as assigned


* A BS degree in a Scientific, Engineering, or other related technical degree and 16+ plus years of related experience; a MS degree and 14+ years of experience; or a PHD and 10+ years of experience
* 10+ years of Program Management experience in Science/Engineering programs
* 8+ years of experience as a senior leader in an organization servicing multiple Department of Defense stakeholders with diverse priorities and processes, including experience with Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Defense Advanced Research Projects (DARPA), US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Armed Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT), US Air Force Material Command (AFMC), and US Space Force Launch Range enterprise
* A current active Top Secret (SSBI) security clearance, and ability to obtain SCI level. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.


* A graduate degree in Science or Engineering
* Experience with DoD acquisition policies and procedures
* Leadership, personnel management, communication and influencing skills at a senior level
* Ability to manage a portfolio of programs and program managers
* Experience in managing a multi-site and multi-skilled organization
* Ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships
* Ability to manage and influence key stakeholder expectations
* Ability to communicate effectively to line staff as well as to senior leadership at the Corporate Vice President and President level

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, Huntsville , Program Director - Range Services & Solutions (RSS), Executive , Huntsville, Alabama

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