Program Manager

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The Program Manager shall plan, coordinate, implement and finalize significant, complex projects and/or multiple smaller initiatives according to the specifications and deadlines, all while keeping the project within budget and on schedule. The Government will define the program’s objectives, approve schedules and oversee quality control throughout the entire process. All parties shall identify, assess and minimize project risks until successful task completion. The Contractor will work with and manage the activities of various involved parties to include both internal and external stakeholders. The Contractor shall plan and support major milestones throughout the engineering life cycle and assist in developing schedules and deliverable requirements. This position requires that the Program Manager be able to review all project documentation and guide others efficiently by assisting others as needed with specific IT projects and planning. The planning and coordination for this effort will be extensive.




The Program Manager (on-site) shall possess competence in all of the following:

  • Organize: set priorities, develop work schedules, monitor and report progress toward goals and track details.
  • Communication: manage relationship with the USMC internal stakeholders, excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Decision making: guide with USMC in understanding and analyzing the risks and future impacts.
  • Critical thinking & problem solving: recognize problems and analyze solutions to support USMC strategic direction. Work with senior management to resolve complex problems.
  • Multi-tasking: Engage in multiple complex projects/programs from design and development to deployment.
  • Requirements management: Collect requirements and requirements definitions and plan project life-cycle.
  • Resource management: Identify and define resources and schedule for program.
  • Risk management:  Create strategies for risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Planning: Plan and schedule project deliverables, goals, and milestones.
  • Direction: Direct and oversee contractor project engineering teams and manage conflict.
  • Assessments: Perform team assessments.
  • Documentation: Design and maintain technical and project documentation.


  • Manage and administer all efforts undertaken in this Contract to include, but not limited to: ensuring all work activities are performed in a timely and cost effective manner while maintaining the highest quality of performance; manage and oversee all personnel and resources utilized in the performance of this Contract; identify and maintain a management structure and organization with overall project control and authority for the performance of work under this Contract.
  • Plan, staff, interview, select, evaluate, train, monitor, and direct the contractor staff. 
  • Responsible for providing direction, guidance, and support to staff.
  • Responsible  for encouraging, rewarding, and motivating staff upon their recognizing and documenting process improvements. 
  • Responsible for providing reports on a scheduled basis as well as an ad-hoc basis.
  • Responsible for delivering services and maintaining new Service Level Agreements.
  • Continuously look for process improvements, document and maintain standard operating procedures and work-flow procedures.
  • Develop project plans that reflect a holistic approach to the standardization process and identify resource loading and achievable time-lines, which may include making changes to multiple plans in parallel to avoid any system and network down time or degradation in performance.
  • Review program request documents, create initial program or task plan through requirements
  • Provide PMI project management principles to plan, execute and finalize IT projects according to scope and budget.
  • Plan and schedule project deliverables.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience providing project management support for enterprise level IT projects.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Office products, Project, and SharePoint and be comfortable manipulating data in various formats to create project reports and tracking mechanisms.

Desired Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent
  • Bachelor's Degree


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.



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