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2019-007-ARE: Project Manager, Special Projects
DirectorateAirborne Reconnaissance Systems
LocationGreenville, TX

Riverside Research is seeking a full time Program Manager for Special Projects supporting USAF ISR programs.

All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. citizenship.


Job Responsibilities:
• Provide management, engineering and logistics support services to US Air Force Program Managers and project engineers during the design, integration, testing, maintenance, logistics support, and field service support on multiple special purpose aircraft types and configurations at both CONUS and OCONUS locations in direct support to US DoD/DoS agencies.
• Provide technical assistance for matters associated with aircraft systems, subsystems and mission critical elements associated with program aircraft. These systems, subsystems and elements range from unclassified to TS/SCI.
• Reviews, analyses, evaluates and makes recommendations on developmental and sustainment issues related to C2/information technology systems with specific emphasis on radar, EO-IR, aircraft self- protection, weapons development, and other highly specialized classified systems.
• Provides strategic technical role in the development and execution of modification efforts ensuring system requirements match specific platform needs. Leverages the latest in technological developments. Monitors technology, analyzes proposals, and evaluates concepts to determine technical feasibility and military applicability of aircraft support equipment and aircraft maintenance support plans.
• Evaluates contractor’s performance from a technical standpoint on special access aircraft providing management and guidance as directed by PM on all aspects of effort from inception to aircraft delivery.
• Primary technical point of contact for fielded aircraft, systems, subsystems and aircraft related maintenance problems.
• Provides technical assistance to PMO and peers in managing Special Projects acquisition programs utilizing cost estimating techniques to assist the PMO in establishing program Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE)
• Advises PMO in the transformation of operational command mission requirements into technical specifications and contractor statements of work
• Responsible to Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) and PMO for performing technical evaluations of contractor cost proposals for accuracy, breadth of scope, and value
• Validates Department of Defense (DoD) Contractor developed technical specifications for systems/hardware/software against Capability Development Document (CDD) requirements
• Validates milestone based system performance verification testing against stated system Key Performance Parameters (KPP) and threshold and objective parameters
• Utilizes Earned Value Management based performance measurement guidelines to monitor contractor schedule and cost performance
• Manages the development and implementation of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved aircraft Maintenance Management Programs
• Chairs/supports Service Action Review Boards from a technical perspective providing recommended action of FAA regulated OEM Services Actions/Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives
• Utilizes Maintenance Data Collection systems to collect and analyze aircraft Quality Performance Indicators and makes recommendations to PMO to improve aircraft reliability, maintainability, and availability rates
• Evaluates and guides contractors on special access aircraft providing management and leadership from program inception through aircraft delivery
• Develops and presents briefings, reports, decision papers, and acquisition program documentation to senior customer and government personnel upon request.
• Verifies Contractor Data Requirements Lists adhere to contract requirements and reports anomalies to PM.
• Conducts preliminary and advance technical design studies supporting the preparation of engineering proposals and the establishment of systems architecture and design.
• Manages all technical aspects of flight testing for special-access required and special-purpose aircraft.
• Manages emergency orders/quick reaction contracts to remedy time critical issues as they arise from urgent user requirements.

• A current TOP SECRECT Security Clearance
• 10 years of experience in aircraft maintenance, modification, logistics, and/or acquisition
• 10 years of leadership/task leadership experience
• FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
• A proven record in complex problem solving, effective communication, decision-making, financial management, program and production management abilities
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Desired Qualifications:
• Prior military aircraft maintenance experience

Riverside Research strives to be one of America’s premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. As we continue to add experienced, technically astute staff, we are looking for highly motivated, talented team members that can help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers continue delivery of world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented Defense Company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.
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