The Senior Research Projects Manager, Defense Programs (SRPM) is a Washington DC based position responsible for operational elements of Department of Defense (DoD) funded research program oversight. This position reports to the Executive Director of DoD Programs (EDDP), and will assist with program and project management. He/she is responsible for the oversight of a geographically dispersed portfolio of programs / projects including tracking cost, schedule, performance, and risk; logistics of meetings, workshops and technical seminars as part of the program execution; and contract award requirements including proposals, tracking, processing, and other required project submissions to sponsors. This is a fast-paced position with a variety of programs to monitor and will require interaction with internal Northeastern and Kostas Research Institute researchers, the Northeastern University Research Enterprise Systems (NURES) staff, external university and industry subcontractors, and funding agency program managers and contracts officers. The successful candidate will have solid experience with DoD acquisitions, contracting, and project management and the funded research life cycle. Additionally, the candidate will have demonstrated knowledge in intelligence operations, military operations, and research and development environments. He/she will have excellent organizational, communication, and analytical skills and a strong customer service focus.
This position requires Active Top Secret (TS), Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance. Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) or SCI eligible is preferred
Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred in a technical discipline
3-5 years of program/project management experience in a DoD and IC research environment, leading technical RDTE organizations and efforts with budgets valued over $50M
Solid background in DoD and IC Technical Operations, Internet Technologies (IT), Information Systems (IS), Cyber / Cyber Security, or other related technical specialty areas
Solid knowledge of DoD and IC contract management, financial management, contracts regulations, experience with PPBE, POM, and related concepts
Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and work independently to meet milestones, action items, and quality expectations
Excellent communication skills with a customer (internal and external) service focus; highly organized and detail oriented; and ability to problem solve effectively
Strong computer and IT knowledge and skills, especially in MS Office suite products, and ability to learn new programs/systems with ease
PMP or PgMP certification or DAWIA Level II helpful; relevant practical work experience can meet this requirement
Ability to travel as required.
Requisition Number: STFR005423
Internal Number: 60999
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.