Technical Program Manager

Smiths Group
Edgewood, MD
Sep 25, 2021
Sep 27, 2021
Full Time
* Role to be based out of Edgewood, MD The Program Management Office Manager, reports directly to the Senior Program Manager, PMO. The Manager, PMO has authority and responsibility within the SDI organization to establish and manage a program team made up of personnel from SDI functional organizations (Executive team, Sales, Contract Management, Technology - Engineering/Project and Product Management, Quality Assurance, ILS/Field Services, Operations/Manufacturing, and Finance/Accounting) to execute customer programs. Duties & Responsibilities * Leads and directly manages the Program Management Office (PMO) personnel and is responsible for prioritization of objectives and goals and performance of the staff. * Leads the program team to review/assess contract requirements, ensure complete contract compliance and on-time completion of all deliverables, and to coordinate and define program solutions as required. * Assists Business Development, Sales and Product Development activities by conducting feasibility analyses of potential programs. * Analyses and responds to Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quote (RFQ) and Requests for Information (RFI) in accordance with Smiths criteria for program acceptance and rejection. * Identifies business development and value added sales opportunities related to programs, supports product management efforts to manage the lifecycle of products and/or services including improvements, enhancement and obsolescence, and supports negotiations with customers. * Leads and is responsible for all contract requirement deliverables, to include all design, testing, installation and training elements of the program and/or order/project. * Experience with development of a PM plan, defining scope, planning, developing cost and risk plans, procurement, manufacturing, performing QC, testing, delivering product according to customer defined schedule of deliveries, and working the program through final payment. * Develops and manages process for issues identification and resolution. Appropriately escalates unresolved issues in accordance with the Smiths governance model. * Conducts risk assessment of program deliverables based on impact and probability, and takes action to mediate risk. Appropriately escalates risks in accordance with governance model. * Monitors program readiness for achieving deliverables, and makes necessary adjustments to achieve deliverables are compliant, on time and within budget. * Reports program status to all stakeholders prepares and presents periodic status reports and monthly Program Management Reviews with the Executive Leadership Team. * Benchmark program management approaches and developments with external customers and promote best practice with other Smiths colleagues * Create effective business communication encompassing technical proposals for customer requirements, business briefings and presentations. * Training and coaching direct reports and other Smiths colleagues where appropriate. * Experience in obtaining various permits, licenses, and certifications, etc for contract requirements. * Experienced hands on working manager within a functional area. * Previous experience in hardware programs, ordering materials, delivery of equipment. * Preferred experience working with ILS. * Preferred experience in Aerospace, Aviation and Defense industry. * Preferred experience in CBRNE. * Comply with all applicable US export control and security regulations * Complying with and promoting all relevant legal requirements & Smiths policies and procedures, including business ethics, data protection and health & safety Diversity & Inclusion We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity. The Individual Experience: * 10+ years program / project management experience. * Team management experience. * Experience of manufacturing or engineering environments. * Understanding of global business and US specific government business. * Ability to implement, lead, and direct program team in use of company or industry standards for program management & related processes. * Knowledge / skills/ other attributes: * Working knowledge of financial concepts and measurements to program management eg, ROI, earned value management, net present value etc. * Development of a PM plan, defining scope, planning, developing cost and risk plans, procurement, manufacturing, performing QC, testing, delivering product according to customer defined schedule of deliveries, and working the program through final payment. * Able to manage cross-functional teams in a matrix environment, influence people outside of direct reporting relationships (matrix organization) and communicate effectively at all levels. Able to use MS Office suite and MS Project. Supervises: A portion of the PMO Staff. Reporting into Sr PM- PMO. Work environment: Work environment is typically an office environment located on-site, within the Smiths- Edgewood, MD location during normal or extended business hours. Work environment may also include customer site or other location/facility as required. Required to travel on an as needed basis About Smiths At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field. About Smiths Detection Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries. Additional Information Smiths Detection is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email If you have a disability and you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please e-mail