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Senior Defeat Systems Project Manager

Company: Applied Research Associates
Location: Fort Belvoir
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) seeks an experienced Senior Pathway Defeat Systems Project Manager to create, specify, manage, and guide development of technologies and material solutions to support Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) defeat. This Senior Project Manager will perform a variety of tasks and provide consultation and direction on complex R&D projects. This position is considered a top-level contributor/specialist subject matter expert.
Applicants should have extensive experience in the areas of R&D support and best practices, paired with application in the design, implementation, and integration of supporting technology development. Experience in ground support, technical upstream technology is preferred.
Senior Defeat Systems Project Manager Security Clearance / Location Requirements:

  • Must be US Citizen

  • Clearance - this position requires a Secret clearance to apply and must eligibility requirements to obtain a Top Secret clearance

  • Location - candidate must live within commuting distance of Southern Pines/Ft Liberty in North Carolina or near Ft. Belvoir, VA

  • This position travels 5 to 8 days a month

    Senior Defeat Systems Project Manager Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree with 8-10 years of related experience with emphasis on supporting Pathway Defeat, Upstream technical systems design, or other ground-based defeat systems R&D OR 16 years of related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree

    • Pathway Defeat experience for DOD Special Operations is required / Operational Experienced is desired

    • Demonstrated understanding of fundamental engineering concepts/principles/theories and standard explosive methodologies

    • Ability to clearly articulate, verbally and in writing, new concepts and capabilities

      Senior Defeat Systems Project Manager Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Serving as Senior Project Manager to control development of assigned R&D technology

      • Drive engineering project execution, develop and recommend technical guidance, track and report on status, and resolve blocking issues

      • Coordinate cross-team efforts spanning internal customers and external partners

      • Interfacing with external agencies supporting engineering, architecture, and/or design

      • Developing Requirements Verification Strategies and Plans

      • Travel to customer facilities to assist with technical issues

      • Conducts market research to identify solutions and solution providers in response to operational requirements

      • Prepares acquisition paperwork to support contract execution

      • Leads and interfaces directly with users and solution providers to develop technologies and solutions

      • Plans and coordinates validation testing and advanced technology demonstrations for users

      • Provides development guidance in establishing procedures and methods to integrate support

        Senior Defeat Systems Project Manager Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

        • Provide subject matter expertise with system analysis, design, delivery, and validation of solutions

        • Generate technical documents, such as test plans and procedures

        • Provide technical input/feedback to the development team

          Who is ARA?
          Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company. We have been providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences since 1979. ARA has over 2,112 employee owners and continues to grow rapidly. Together, our offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.
          ARA also prides itself, on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience. Employee ownership ensures you have a voice with what happens in the company. We are also very proud of our Women's Initiative Network (WIN), whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.
          To find out more about what the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Division has to offer, visit our website at: https://www.ara.com/benefits/

          • Bachelors or better


            • 8-10 years: Relevant Work Experience

              Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
              The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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