Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Program Manager II

    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 10:35 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Project and Program Management
    Location : City
    Santa Barbara
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in a field related to the position and a minimum of 14 years' of related and progressively responsible experience, or equivalent training experience
    • Experience with national security and/or defense customers
    • Minimum of two years directly applied experience and knowledge including (5 years for Manager II):
    • Program or project management processes, principles and architecture for multiple key programs with progressive history or responsibility and leadership
      • Estimation methods, critical path analysis, technical market analysis and contemporary program management trends and practices
      • Linking customers, program, finance, engineering and operations functions to achieve program viability
      • Outstanding communication, interactive, presentation, negotiation and liaison skills with the ability to staff, direct, and develop employee
    • Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMI PMP) certification preferred
    • Department of Energy Q Clearance may be required. If required, reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing


    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


    • Direct all phases of programs for multiple SPP/SIPP customers with varying levels of complexity of scope, unique customer requirements and or visibility from inception through completion
    • Lead through example in a matrixed IPT structure
    • Responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance including risk identification and mitigation
    • Participate in the negotiation of contracts and contract changes
    • Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contracts
    • Act as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule and technical performance
    • Support the Execution team in application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems
    • Support new business development including expand the scope for current programs
    • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules
    • Identify program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications
    • Directs the work of employees assigned to the program from technical and administrative areas (includes subcontracts)
    • Scope of responsibility is $50M - $100M and includes responsibility for mentoring other Program Managers, Project Managers, and Project Control Specialists


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.