Thales Defense & Security, Inc.

  • Program Manager

    Location US-MD-Clarksburg
    Posted Date 3 months ago(11/15/2018 8:34 AM)
    Job ID
    Program Management - All
    Experience (Years)
    Minimum Degree
  • Overview

    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is a global company serving the defense, federal, and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and public safety and security domains. In addition to mission-critical communication systems, the company provides helmet-mounted displays and motion tracking technologies; SATCOM terminals; advanced sonar systems; air traffic management navigation, surveillance, and simulation; and data protection solutions. Furthermore, the company serves as a gateway for technology, leveraging Thales-wide solutions—such as combat management systems; naval, airborne, and ground ISR; and electronic warfare—to address U.S. requirements. 


    We currently have an opening in our Clarksburg, MD office for a Program Manager. This position reports directly to the Director of Program Management.


    • Responsibility for budget, schedule, and technical performance of Government, Prime Contractor, and/or Internal Research & Development programs. 
    • Conduct project planning activities during all phases of the program.
    • Monitor, Control and report status of assigned programs, including cost, schedule and technical performance.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with external and internal customers
    • Review, Analyze, and comment on System Engineering documents, Engineering test procedures, reports, etc. as required.
    •  Review, analyze, and interpret the technical and administrative requirements contained in requests for proposal (RFP), requests for quotation (RFQ), requests for information (RFI), information for bid (IFB), etc., to generate material used in preparation of formal responses.
    • Ability to understand customer needs, act with agility and strive to improve processes.
    • Ability to run multiple programs simultaneously.
    • Will need to work with customers in negotiating contracts, change orders, program issues, and also identifying new opportunities.
    • Ability to use Direct Labor Reports and Monthly PMO and Finance Reports to effectively and proactively manage programs. Proactively obtain and report on information regarding programs of responsibility versus
    • Ability to effectively communicate with external and internal customers.
    • Coordinate with customer to provide necessary program status and obtain customer feedback.
    • Is capable of self-driven or project-based work; can be given a problem and will come back with solutions/answers without constant oversight.
    • Support formulation of proposal financial bids and for Program Management sections.
    • Must be able to uphold, support and educate employees on the Thales Code of Ethics.
    • By example sets the standards that embody the TDSI Core Value & Thales Leadership Model.
    • Maintain a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all company procedures


    • Candidate MUST be U.S. citizen
    • Ability to obtain and maintain US Secret Security Clearance.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field.
    • 5+ years Engineering or related experience.
    • 3-5 years of Program Management Experience in Government contracting.
    • PMP Certification preferred.
    • Excellent organizational skills and work ethic.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with employees in all departments and functions.
    • Computer proficiency required and experience with Microsoft Project or equivalent.
    • Up to 30% travel required.



    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. participates in the United States Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify program.


    Thales Defense & Security, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Minorities/ Females/ Vet/ Disabled Affirmative Action employer.


    We welcome and encourage diversity in our workforce.

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