Junior Program Manager

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Reston, VA, USA
  • Apr 08, 2021

Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Junior Program Manager to oversee and manage the operational aspects of ongoing portfolio projects and serves as a liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management. SAIC is looking to invest in this candidate with appropriate training and opportunities to develop senior program managers for the future.


Review status of projects and budgets; manage schedules and prepare status reports

Assess portfolio issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and delivery execution goals and objectives

Develop mechanisms for monitoring progress and problem-solving with project managers and line management.

Responsible for ensuring contract requirements are being accomplished including working on the definition and implementation of project planning techniques to provide visibility across the portfolio.

Defining, maintaining and ensuring project management standards across the portfolio

Establish governance, provide transparency and traceability, ensure reusability, and carry out delivery support.  This includes every phase of the project: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closure. 

Develop and present communications effectively and professionally in multiple media and channels (PowerPoint, Word, spoken, written, etc.) to various audience levels (peers, program delivery personnel, SAIC management, customer stakeholders, internal teams)


Required Education and Experience:

MBA and 1+ years of relevant experience

Ability to leverage support effectively: contracts management, project control, procurement

Develop, maintain and advance standardized governance processes for reusability

Excellent financial management capabilities (project control)

Experienced in staffing and schedule management

Excellent communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products specifically Excel and SharePoint

Strong communication and presentation skills


Desired Experience:

Program management or project management experience

IT experience or knowledge

3+ years of hands on Business/IT experience