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Senior Program Manager (Engineering)

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Posted: 12/21/2023 Specialization: Construction Job Number: 3318 Salary / Pay Rate: $118,000.00

Job Description


A large manufacturing organization in the Ann Arbor, MI area involved heavily in the defense space is seeking a Senior Program Manager to join their growing organization. This is a great opportunity to learn and grow into a Director role and help shape the evolution of high-tech defense products.

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for leading and ushering defense projects through the entire program lifecycle: development, launch, ongoing operations, production, and expansion. The Senior Program Manager will be highly analytical and responsible for overseeing all aspects of the project including execution, resource allocation, monitoring, and tracking of budgets. The Senior Program Manager will be expected to be on-site to gauge human behavior and motivational factors while working alongside colleagues within different levels of the organization.

Essential Functions:
  • Plan, develop costs, and execute complex projects involving cross-functional resources to deliver a robust financial return to the company
  • Actively lead problem-solving, conflict resolution, and solution development to meet project milestones, to exceed expectations for performance, quality, and timing
  • Effectively manage and communicate project tasks and commitments with the project team members
  • Proactively manage scope, identify potential risks, develop, and promote contingency plans
  • Conduct regular status and coordination meetings both internally and with customers
  • Track program revenue and cost actuals to budget and compile monthly reports for review

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and visual
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to effectively persuade through data and analysis
  • Team-based problem-solving experience using structured methods such as 8D and Six Sigma
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project
  • Knowledge of lithium-ion batteries, electronics, or electrical components preferred
  • Government-funded program management experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of direct staff management experience
  • Desire to grow into a Director role

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree required;Master of Engineering (MEng) highly preferred
  • 10+ years of work experience in program management or project leadership

**Full benefits and relocation assistance available**

For immediate consideration, email your resume directly to Marissa at MOgden@rimrp.Com
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