Project Manager
at Ultra Electronics

Date Posted: 11/13/2019

Job Description


Job Description:

Under the leadership of a Sr. Program Manager, the Project Manager provides day to day leadership and status accounting of a multi-disciplined team in the development, documentation, acquisition, integration, deployment, test, training, and support of Tactical Communications development and support programs, This includes generating monthly project financial and schedule reports, ensuring overall program quality assurance, and maintaining high customer satisfaction.  Oversee the day to day activities of Design, Field Service, Information Assurance, and support professionals.  Functional responsibilities will include:
  • Assigns and allocates work; provides advice, supervision, and training on work performed for the project team.
  • Able to perform professional work that is challenging and varied in nature, within general guidelines provided by management.
  • Exercises originality and interpretations in work performed; consulting with management for clarification on situations outside parameters.
  • Provides IT & Networking technical task leadership support on project subtasks and interacts with clients as appropriate to coordinate project work.
  • Relies on higher level management for line of business management, formal contractual agreements, and general customer relationship management
  • Ensures all contract deliveries are met.
  • Supports achieving positive cost and schedule variance on the program

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor of Science (or greater) degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ Years’ experience in related field
  • Willing to travel more than 25% of the time with trips likely of short duration
  • Active US Secret Clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Proven track record of success in the role of a Project or Engineering Lead of hardware and software development / integration / production / deployment programs more than $1M per year.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Solid business acumen and leadership skills. 
  • Proven ability to manage diverse, technical and non-technical staff in the successful execution of complex programs through all phases of the life cycle. 
  • Proven track record for growing the business and meeting or exceeding financial and schedule commitments.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office tools, generic EVMS tools, generic Risk Management Tools, BOX or similar repository tools.
  • Experience providing project management and staff supervision for one or more delivery items within a multi-team program or single project within a larger enterprise.
  • Proven success at working in and being able to adjust to a spectrum of requirements environments from Rapid Prototyping IR&D to highly structure US DoD environments.
  • Experience includes developing project plans, directing the work of subordinates, interfacing with external stakeholders to ensure project success, and meeting internal or customer driven schedule, reporting, functional, performance, institutional, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience also includes managing budgets and general resource needs, applying estimation techniques, evaluating project health and status, and managing overall project performance risk.
  • Supervisory experience includes staff performance management and participation in the hiring and termination processes.
  • PMP Certification in good standing
  • Relevant Link-16 experience as a maintainer, operator, and/or system administrator.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, EBS ProPricer, Serena Business Mashups, Version One, and Deltek tools such as COGNOS, CostPoint, OpenPlan, Cobra, GovWin, and Time & Expense.
  • Working with USAF development and deployment programs (WRAFB, et. al.)
  • Military background in a relevant position a plus
  • Experience working with Tactical Data Link systems.


Advanced Tactical Systems is a leading supplier of tactical command and control systems, communication gateways, data fusion and display systems. It also provides software based applications that deliver enhanced situational awareness in military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.

Ultra Electronics is a UK-based defense, aerospace, cyber security, energy, and transportation products group.  Ultra manages a portfolio of specialist capabilities, generating highly differentiated solutions and products by applying electronic, mechanical, and software technologies in demanding and critical environments to meet customer needs.

Please be aware that many of our positions require a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one.  Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens.

We offer medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, health savings accounts, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with a Company match.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job Requirements

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor of Science (or greater) degree in Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ Years’ experience in related field
  • Willing to travel more than 25% of the time with trips likely of short duration
  • Active US Secret Clearance.
Desired Skills:
  • Proven track record of success in the role of a Project or Engineering Lead of hardware and software development / integration / production / deployment programs more than $1M per year.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Solid business acumen and leadership skills. 
  • Proven ability to manage diverse, technical and non-technical staff in the successful execution of complex programs through all phases of the life cycle. 
  • Proven track record for growing the business and meeting or exceeding financial and schedule commitments.
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office tools, generic EVMS tools, generic Risk Management Tools, BOX or similar repository tools.
  • Experience providing project management and staff supervision for one or more delivery items within a multi-team program or single project within a larger enterprise.
  • Proven success at working in and being able to adjust to a spectrum of requirements environments from Rapid Prototyping IR&D to highly structure US DoD environments.
  • Experience includes developing project plans, directing the work of subordinates, interfacing with external stakeholders to ensure project success, and meeting internal or customer driven schedule, reporting, functional, performance, institutional, and regulatory requirements.
  • Experience also includes managing budgets and general resource needs, applying estimation techniques, evaluating project health and status, and managing overall project performance risk.
  • Supervisory experience includes staff performance management and participation in the hiring and termination processes.
  • PMP Certification in good standing
  • Relevant Link-16 experience as a maintainer, operator, and/or system administrator.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project, EBS ProPricer, Serena Business Mashups, Version One, and Deltek tools such as COGNOS, CostPoint, OpenPlan, Cobra, GovWin, and Time & Expense.
  • Working with USAF development and deployment programs (WRAFB, et. al.)
  • Military background in a relevant position a plus
  • Experience working with Tactical Data Link systems.

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