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Contractor Program Manager (AFRL/RQVV)

Chenega MIOS
Wright Patterson Afb, Ohio
Closing date
Aug 23, 2022

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Venturi, LLC A Chenega Company has an exciting career opportunity for a Contractor Program Manager who will lead a critical program supporting the Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Aerospace Vehicles Division, and Structural Validation Branch (AFRL/RQVV). This organization plans, manages, and conducts experimental activities to validate advanced structural designs and simulations to improve aerospace vehicle performance. AFRL/RQVV provides dynamic, thermal, and mechanical experiments to satisfy the requirements of Aerospace Vehicles Division researchers and provides experiments to customers from other portions of AFRL, the Air Force, DoD, other agencies, industry, and academia.

  • Manage the environmental and dynamic testing of complex US Air Force systems, subsystems and components to standards such As Military Standard 810H. This includes fixture design, test setup, conduct of testing and generating test reports
  • Be available on-site during normal duty hours (0700-1600 LT) to meet on the installation with government personnel (designated by the CO) to discuss problem areas and be available within four hours after normal duty hours.
  • Attend regularly scheduled progress meetings and provide status updates detailing progress/accomplishment, resource conflict resolution recommendations, extension requests, and other work-related issues.
  • Responsible for the overall on-site management of the contract and be the primary contract focal point for all contractual administrative communications. Perform program management and leadership duties for a team of about thirty employees.
  • Ensure that all day-to-day technical, administrative, and financial contractual obligations are satisfactorily fulfilled by monitoring and verifying the performance of subcontractors.
  • Ensure all contractual requirements are met in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure on-site contractor personnel document task progress in the resource management database and resolve on-site contractor personnel and scheduling conflicts.
  • Conduct background research and write justification letters for the acquisition of non-routine materials, equipment, and subcontracted services.
  • The CPM shall have sufficient authority to commit the contractor's company to purchases, review vouchers for accuracy prior to submittal to the government for payment, be responsible for a contract quality assurance program, be responsible for maintaining on-site contractor training and compliance in security, property control, equal opportunity, purchasing, safety, logistics, and environmental and quality programs.
  • Manage and direct, daily, the available contract financial resources to meet structural research project requirements, including the procurement of structural research equipment/supplies based on program requirements.
  • Perform oversight and financial management functions to effectively manage the scheduling and coordination of contract tasks being carried out, including scheduling, tracking of expenditures, managing all internally created documents, managing work orders, and providing task status by project.
  • Assess the overall efforts and provide time estimates required for completion of various tasks as related to the activities supported.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • BS degree and 10+ years of relevant experience in program or contract management related to industrial, manufacturing, and/or aerospace fields.
  • 10+ experience in conducting testing to various military and industrial standards
  • Qualified candidates must have experience in the following areas:
  • On-site management of a contract, including meeting day-to-day technical, administrative, and financial contractual obligations and monitoring and verifying the performance of subcontractors in industrial, manufacturing, and/or aerospace fields
  • Contract financial management
  • Managing the acquisition of materials
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safety and environmental compliance for work at Wright Patterson AFB and must ensure compliance with safety and environmental rules and regulations implemented by the customer
  • Secret clearance required
  • The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Experience in conducting and documenting testing programs such as High and Low Temperature, Humidity, Rain, Acceleration, Vibration, Shock, Pyro shock, Rail Impact and other test techniques from Military Standard 810H
  • Experience in analyzing test data and proper sampling rates
  • Experience in the use of environmental sensors such as strain gages, thermocouples, accelerometers. load cells, pressure transducers and other advanced technologies
  • Experience analyzing program risks.
  • Experience organizing program activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Experience analyzing program risks and implementing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Must be well organized, an effective communicator at multiple levels and able to grasp system concepts and communicate their applications.
  • Must be capable of quickly learning new systems and associated software applications for proficient execution of tasks.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with time-related constraints in a fast-paced contract manufacturing environment.
  • Speak effectively before groups of internal and/or external customers or employees.
  • High level of integrity and accountability.
  • Ability to travel.

#Venturi, LLC

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program


Chenega Corporation’s Military, Intelligence, and Operations Support (MIOS) Strategic Business Unit (SBU) provides innovative solutions for federal, DOD, and commercial customers worldwide. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Lorton, Virginia, Chenega MIOS is a shared services division of Chenega Corporation. As an Alaska Native Corporation, 100% of our profits benefit our Native shareholders through preservation of culture and heritage or being reinvested in the business, truly making Chenega a “Corporation with a higher cause.” 

Chenega MIOS provides standard business services to its 20+ wholly-owned companies of Chenega Corporation and assists in managing contracts with a net value of over $600 million. Together, the companies aligned under the MIOS SBU offer a diverse range of capabilities that strengthen our capacity for shared knowledge and mission-focused service to our customers. These capabilities include but are not limited to information technology, systems engineering, records management, and staff services. 

As a 2020 Top Workplace, we are proud to be a Washington Post featured employer and are always looking for dedicated professionals in the DC Metro region. Still, our footprint reaches across the globe with work in 39 states, DC, Guam, and 11 different countries. Please find our DC Metro area positions below, and for more information on Chenega MIOS, our capabilities, and employment opportunities, please visit

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