Program Manager –Federal Contracts – Engineering

San Diego, CA 92121

Posted: 11/30/20 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry or Function: Engineer Job Number: JM102920-1 Compensation: $130,000 - $145,000 + bonus

Job Description

Our Client brings a unique perspective to Federal Contracts, with exceptional past performance in architecture, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, construction management and internet of things (IoT).  We provide insight to government agencies to mitigate risk, plan for growth, and integrate technology into managed resources.  


Federal agencies depend on our client to integrate site investigations, civil and utility engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering, commissioning, energy audit / management, smart grid, supervisory control, and data acquisition. Integrating the way, you use infrastructure systems for end-to end solutions that push the boundaries of energy management. 


Job Duties:

As the Creative Copywriter you will take a leading role in building the Company Brand, cultivating existing customers and introducing and retaining new customers to the business. To be responsible for all written content material created, across multiple platforms, and responsible for production of key media relations. You will develop the social media activity, to include planning and writing content to improve visibility, engagement and brand awareness.  Creating excellent day to day experiences for our customers and other audiences through content, ensuring that all the narratives and message are in support of the social media strategy. You will support all seasonal and product campaigns and projects directed at maximizing commercial profits and increasing brand awareness. Strategically plan & implement content for multi-channel communication. Build & manage key accounts (PR & Advertising). Identify opportunities & growing trends in the global market.


Job Duties:

  • Client Management- Obtains new and IDIQ Task Orders, for medium size projects; supports contract negotiations with other client personnel.  Ensure clients happiness thru responsiveness, on time and high-quality deliverables.
  • Project Complexity – Manages projects involving multiple clients and multiple team members, for medium size projects with minimal risk.
  • Number of Projects and/or Clients – Manages multiple construction management and engineering projects for Teaming partners and US government, for IDIQ contracts in place.
  • Risk to Company (Profit & Loss Responsibility)- Manages risk which may include fixed price, changes to services, billable hours, subcontracts, and quality control.
  • Acts as a Program Manager. Among responsibilities is management of a project team including project managers, estimators, schedulers, and engineers working on federal projects. The individuals and third-parties comprising this team may vary by project.
  • Serve as Program Manager for Construction Management (CM) and Engineering contracts within the Federal market, ensuring Client happiness.
  • Will lead all aspects of CM and Engineering projects, including risk to cost, schedule, quality within the company Federal services.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day successful execution of contracted engineering, procurement, and construction scope in the areas of performance, financial metrics, planning, schedule, quality, contractual compliance, safety, and client satisfaction.
  • Provides for the successful staffing and training of the CM and engineering projects.
  • Manages and leads small to medium teams of multi-discipline professionals.
  • Coordinates and integrates the activities associated with the scoping, proposal, technical, contracts and startup elements of the project team, including the activities of all third-party companies contributing to the initiative.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years + experience in a senior project and/or program management role in Construction Management and/or Engineering.
  • Business Development - Foundational - Identifies client requirements. Develops and maintains relationships with clients. Conducts market research. Writes and presents project services and proposals including scope, cost, and schedule according to client requirements and bid processes. Responsible for project deliverables being on time and with a quality projecting exceptional CPARS.
  • Business Acumen - Foundational - Negotiates contracts and subcontracts. Manages project budgets, costs, and receivables. Analyzes and reports KPI metrics as a basis for improvement. Builds relationships with key stakeholders. Applies value creation.
  • Execution - Foundational - Uses project management processes including, project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & control, and closeout to direct work. Manages changes and risk on scope, cost, schedule, quality, and safety based on available resources and client requirements.
  • Leadership - Foundational - Communicates clear expectations, goals, and vision. Manages performance of direct reports. Motivates, coaches, and mentors professionals. Delegates project work and ensures training of services and expectations. Practices behaviors supporting diversity and inclusion. Manages conflict and collaboration to achieve results.




We offer a generous healthcare package, 401(k) savings plan with match.

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Meet Your Recruiter

Jill Martinelli

I have the coolest job in the world! Defined: Recruit (1635-45); < French, stem of recruter, derivative of recrue new growth. I love this definition – it’s focus is on new growth. I help individuals, departments and organizations grow! As an industry generalist I have the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in real time and converse with the most intelligent, creative and educated people in their respective fields. What a gift to be able to learn from my clients and candidates who keep me current and ahead of industry technology trends while helping them grow their careers and teams. I cut my recruiting teeth by staffing Qualcomm Assemblers (I earned a Soldering Certificate – trained by Qualcomm’s then Production Manager) to Engineering and everything in between. I believe my greatest strength lies in my ability to learn a company and its products as if I work for them- because I do! This leads to the opportunity to build their teams across multi-disciplines, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Quality, Materials, Operations and Management/C-Level, across multiple industries. (Medical device, Electronics, Green technology, DOD and Scientific) I have helped numerous startups as well as mature corporations grow their teams. My network of contacts has been built over 25 years and has proved invaluable as a resource in finding the best of the best for companies and candidates. Originally from Buffalo, NY (Go Bills!) I earned my BS from SUNY Oswego in Elementary Education (comes in handy as I do a lot of coaching!)
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