Yona-Brixtel is currently searching for an experienced, knowledgeable, and hands-on Deputy Project Manager with strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills to help lead a project team through the FAA Acquisition Management System (AMS) process for a medium-sized Federal Program.
The Deputy Project Manager will assist in the management of the AMS process for the Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment (ASKME) program. The AMS process was established by the FAA to ensure programs requesting and managing funding will be quality stewards of federal funds. The process is detail-oriented and requires the completion of a large number of artifacts defining program goals, scope, estimated costs, schedules, and plans.
The Deputy Project Manager (DPM) will be responsible for the quality of the artifacts, working diligently with team members to develop and document program solutions, requirements, plans, risks, costs and schedules. The DPM will also assist in the preparation and documentation of a program management plan and business case for the program. The Deputy Project Manager must be able to translate program-level requirements into details required for the AMS process. The DPM is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships throughout the FAA as one of the main contractor point of contacts for the program. Senior-management level presentations and engagement will be required.
Yona-Brixtel is a fast growing Native-American owned 8(a) company looking to continue to expand and build a top-tier team of self-starters willing to take on additional responsibility and grow professionally and personally. The FAA AMS process is a niche capability filled with very few contractors and FAA staff familiar with the process, requirements, and activities. Importantly, the Yona-Brixtel team has established itself in the AMS domain and intends to create a depth of knowledgeable AMS team members within the company.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Project management (scheduling, communication, risk, stakeholder management, progress reporting, project closing with lessons learned, etc.)
· Ownership of the AMS schedules and artifacts
· Documentation and reviews of artifacts to ensure quality deliverables
· Frequent engagement and communication with program team members, application owners, development team members, and various stakeholders
· Understanding and knowledge of the AMS process, requirements, artifacts, stakeholders, and plans
· Additional responsibilities to ensure successful completion of the project
The ideal candidate for this position will:
- Possess strong project management skills and a willingness to learn and take ownership
- Have the ability to operate in a complex professional environment with a variety of internal and external stakeholders across multiple organizations
- Understand program-level strategic planning
- Have the ability and flexibility to perform more than just defined project management activities
- Have a track record of acting as the “point-person” for previous projects or efforts
- Possess strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities
- Have prior experience in cost development on government programs
- Possess excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrate sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary, confidential and classified information
Experience and Education Requirements:
- 7-8 years project management experience
- Bachelor’s degree (or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience)
- Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) (desired)
- Demonstrated knowledge and/or experience in the following areas:
- Use of collaboration tools (e.g., SharePoint)
- Familiarity with Microsoft Project and processes (e.g. Risk Management Framework (RMF))
- Risk management
- Quality management
- Experience with government acquisition processes a plus