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Program Manager - 1201

SARA, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
  • Expired: January 25, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.

Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc. (SARA) is a world-class Defense Research and Development enterprise, with a charter to create new and emerging technology innovations in support of Commercial & Government organizations. We have expertise in RF, EMP, Pulsed Power, Acoustics and Threat Warning Systems; partnering with our customers to address real-world problems with cost-effective solutions... that work.

The High-Power Electromagnetics Division (HPEM) team is at the forefront of radiated and conducted energy delivery systems from prime power to applications. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to grow, lead, and learn with talented engineers, physicists, and technicians on long-term programs and new programs supporting the DoD, DoE, and their contractors.

The HPEM Division is looking for exceptionally talented, motivated, and resourceful Program Manager to join the Program Management and Logistics department to support rapid Research & Development (R&D) activities in Colorado Springs, CO. Candidates must be strong team leaders, have excellent communication and problem solving skills, and thrive in dynamic, multi-disciplinary engineering environments.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Direct management of multiple R&D programs in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment with oversight of multi-disciplinary teams to ensure timely execution of program milestones and deliverables
  • Work closely with government sponsors and lead a multi-functional team to build and deliver end-user products, provide training and logistics support, and ensure product reliability and availability

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with developing programs from proposal generation through contract award and completion, including experience managing cost, schedule, and documentation aspects of the program
  • Knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition programs
  • Effective at communicating program direction and objectives to all skillsets and ensuring that program execution remains focused on customer requirements
  • Experience with documenting and integrating technical and programmatic data into system documentation packages to support milestone events such as preliminary and critical design reviews
  • Experience with system engineering documentation such as developing system/subsystem requirements, integration plans, test plans/reports, risk tracking, requirement traceability matrices, life cycle documentation, etc.
  • Ability to effectively and proactively manage competing priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to evaluate quality of deliverables and work products to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
  • Ability to set up program budgets and resource plans, and manage both as program plans evolve
  • Accurately analyze and report program financials on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc basis

  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years of program management experience with at least 1 year in DoD government contracting
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with intermediate-level expertise with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Teams
  • Flexibility to work as part of a diverse team, both remotely and on-site
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain TS/SCI security clearance
  • US Citizenship
  • Light physical effort, involving standing, sitting and use of hands while performing duties, carrying or lifting up to 15 pounds
  • Working environment is indoor, moderately quiet, reasonably clean, well-lighted and well-ventilated

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Degree in engineering or physics
  • 5+ years of program management and/or systems engineering experience with at least 2 years in DoD government contracting
  • Experience with Costpoint and Unanet accounting systems
  • Experience with government contract pricing software such as ProPricer
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Knowledge of FAR and DFARS
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the year

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance)
  • Generous paid time off accrual
  • Tuition & certification reimbursement
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Employee bonus eligibility
  • 401(k) match and profit sharing
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Salary Range: $68,000 - $160,000

U.S. citizenship is required for most positions. (

SARA, Inc. is an EEOC/Title VII/ADA compliant federally contracted employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. Also, as a federal contractor, SARA must abide by the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and maintains a drug-free workplace regardless of local and state allowance.

SARA, Inc.


Colorado Springs, CO
80920 USA



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