Sr Program Director (Secret Clearance Required)

Clearance Level
Program Management
Chesapeake, Virginia

REQ#: RQ115035

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular
  • Lead and guide the management team to create a collaborative environment that fosters teamwork amongst the program and business areas.  Takes ownership and accountability of all aspects of the program.
  • Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.  Aggressively remove impediments that slow down or prevent the program from meeting milestones.  Effectively communicate with team to ensure that all understand program objectives and work to be accomplished. 
  • Work with procurement, logistics and talent mobility teams to communicate project demands and ensure they are in alignment with the schedule of the program and/or availabilities
  • Maintain/develop our current Lifecycle Management System, using the Earned Value Management System, when required, and daily observation of each project
  • Monitor and conduct analysis to mitigate risks associate with, schedule, cost/budget, and other resources.  Provide solutions to the management team.   Develop presentation materials and present to the staff and decision makers.  
  • Work closely with the management team to identify gaps and continuously identify opportunities to acquire requisite expertise through certification training, hiring, in-house training or other creative methods.  Constantly review the workforce and metrics to evaluate and identify opportunities for improvement across all shipboard trades as well as the quality and safety of the workforce. 
  • Coordinate communication and feedback with customer to resolve technical issues where additional guidance is required.  Provide guidance and support to the Site operations manager.  Must be able to deconflict conflict in a collaborative working environment and support meetings. 
  • Knowledge/understanding of NAVSEA Standard Items, condition reports, POAM, ship drawings, and incident/injury reporting procedures and processes.
  • Build a culture throughout the team consistent with GDIT values of honesty, trust, transparency, and alignment.  Critical to success is active employee engagement and communication, fostering a community of diversity and inclusion, and developing an environment with proactive and transparent communication and collaboration amongst the team.        
  • Supports the development and growth of new business and task order responses

Education and Skills Required:

  • BS degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or naval architecture
  • 10 years of experience managing shipboard installation programs with the ability to understand problems and collaborate amongst the team to bring forward solutions
  • Must have exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal and presentation skill sets at all levels of the customer and GDIT organization and teams.
  • Self-Starter and have the ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term, and/or long-term basis, both for self and other individuals and teams.
  • Have superior ability to prioritize tasking and projects to ensure completion dates are met on time.
  • Financial and contract knowledge and understanding of Earned Valued Management and Integrated Master Schedule
  • Demonstrated experience and success shaping, developing, and winning new business with existing and/or new customers including active participation with customer call plans, captures and proposals.
  • Navy experience valued but not required.
  • Secret clearance required with Top Secret eligibility.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT 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, or veteran status, or any other protected class.