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Senior Program Manager

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Location: Champaign
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

ARA is seeking an experienced program manager to work full-time for our Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Sector. The senior program manager will oversee significant government research programs (> $12M) involving large teams that include ARA employees and subcontractors located throughout the U.S.

The T&I Sector is headquartered in Champaign, IL with offices throughout the U.S., including Madison, WI and Elkridge, MD. Remote/work-from-home may also be considered for the right candidate.

What you will do as a senior program manager:

* Lead project execution. Work with your project team and other team managers to execute project work, including subcontractors from industry, academia, and government.
* Work with technical staff to complete work in a professional manner with attention to accurate and complete reporting.
* Ensure on-schedule project delivery, on budget, and interface with others to resolve any challenges.
* Serve as a subject matter expert in engineering or construction of civil engineering infrastructure (e.g., roads, bridges, drainage systems).
* Participate in writing proposals in response to RFPs/RFQs and other solicitations. Must be able to effectively lead the proposal team in meeting all requirements.
* Perform business development tasks to grow your professional network, provide technical presentations at conferences/local area meetings and for potential clients, etc.

Senior program manager requirements:

* MS or higher in an engineering discipline (general, civil, mechanical, industrial, or related) from an accredited U.S. institution.
* 5+ years of demonstrated experience managing large ($1M+) projects/programs.
* Experience in civil infrastructure construction, materials, and design.
* Available for periodic travel, anticipated to average 2 to 3 days per month.
* U.S. citizenship highly desirable; ARA would need to obtain government approval for a non-citizen to fill this role.
* Experience with additive manufacturing, additive construction, and/or 3D printing desired.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable.
* Professional Engineer (PE) license desirable.

About ARA:

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs about 1,500 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in civil technologies, computer software and simulation, defense technologies, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for pavement analysis, environmental site characterization, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The motto, "Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit" sums up the ARA experience.

Keywords: Applied Research Associates, Inc., Champaign , Senior Program Manager, Executive , Champaign, Illinois

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