Program Manager

Location:                                Office of Naval Research (ONR) Headquarters, Arlington, VA

Anticipated Start Date:         02 April 2017

CWU, Inc. is seeking a motivated Program Manager/Team Leader to provide programmatic oversight to the Department of Navy’s ONR Sea Warfare & Weapons Department (Code 33) in the areas of administrative, business and financial support. ONR Code 33 engages is basic & applied research, as well as advanced technology development programs associated with surface & sub-surface naval platforms and undersea weaponry.

Job Description:
Candidates for this position should be proactive, engaged, possessing great organizational and interpersonal communication skills in order to assist program offices and government personnel with the management of project activities, risk mitigation, and project tracking (cost, schedule and action items) with respect to program budgets, resource planning, and contracts administration for the ONR Code 33 Department.

Additional Duties:

  • Engage in outreach and coordination with Naval and joint community including: fleet requirements, acquisition, contractors, universities, coalition partners, NATO, & technical cooperation panels.
  • Oversight of a team of program analysts providing administrative, business and financial support
  • Evaluate, develop and suggest improvements to analytical models, procedures and techniques of established internal administrative and management functions in an effort to provide feedback on how to increase productivity and effectiveness within the Departments.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of financial data, operations, and requirements to assist in the development of program improvements within the Departments
  • Assist in answering financial related queries from senior DOD, Navy and/or congressional members



  • Given the nature of the work a current DOD Secret security clearance is required
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience providing program management support, the last of which must be no more than 5 years old.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience as a Program Manager, managing and overseeing a program portfolio.
  • Fifteen (15) years of recent experience providing administrative, business and financial support.
  • Experience communicating with senior level government and military personnel
  • Experience working in a small team environment.
  • Experience developing and maintaining key documents and plans that incorporate all relevant studies and analyses.
  • Experience developing and executing complex programmatic tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with Government and S&T contractor/grantee personnel in order to meet program manager needs.
  • Experience with government planning, forecasting, program budgeting, funding, execution monitoring and reporting against commitment, obligation, and expenditure benchmarks.
  • Experience with and knowledge of acquisition strategies and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) related to the procurement of research and development


Additional considerations:

  • Fifteen (15) years of experience providing program management support to Navy Science & Technology programs a plus or
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience providing program management support to either commercial or federal clients supporting Science & Technology programs

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