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Subcontracts Program Manager II

  •  Posted 30 Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Louisville, CO
  •  R0014556
  •  Security Clearance Required

Are you looking to advance your career and flex your leadership and program management skills in a fast-paced and rewarding organization? Join us! As a Program Manager II, you will support the business operations at Sierra Space Corporation. You will be responsible for all programmatic aspects of your assigned projects with specifically focused responsibility for customer relationship, cost, schedule and technical planning, tracking and reporting, technical execution, and ensuring overall program performance objectives are achieved. You will participate in business resource planning/tracking in coordination with other corporate entities and responsible to formulate a team that can fulfill program requirements. You will be responsible for ensuring program issues and problems are identified, tracked, and resolved. You will be responsible for program risk management and ensuring risks are identified, mitigated, tracked, and managed. You'll be responsible for conducting routine meetings, interfacing on project/program status, developing proposals, researching/fact-finding, coordinating audits, and negotiating with project/program stakeholders to ensure enterprise initiatives meet cost, budget, and schedule constraints. You'll support the program director and Business Operations in fulfilling their responsibilities.

SNC’s subsidiary, Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin and Durham, North Carolina, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space

CRS2 Subcontract Program Manager (SPM) will report to the CRS2 Program Planning and Control (PP&C) Deputy Director.  The SPM works as part of a collaborative Subcontract Management Team (SMT) including a subcontract administrator, budget manager, multiple cognizant engineers and technical personnel, and quality assurance personnel.  The team is tasked with managing a large, complex and time-critical flight software development subcontract in support of the NASA CRS2 program.  The SMT’s overarching responsibility is to manage the subcontractor’s performance, risks, budget and schedule, ensuring that the subcontractor complies with all aspects of the subcontract and delivers software products that fully comply with all technical and performance requirements, and are delivered on time and on budget.  Detailed responsibilities are provided below.


  • Manage subcontractor program execution in a collaborative SMT environment.

  • Manage subcontract budgets and costs.

  • Identify, mitigate and resolve risks/issues to ensure all deliverable software products meet cost, schedule and technical requirements.

  • Serve as a liaison between the CRS2 Program and Supply Chain, Software Quality Assurance, and other functional organizations of Integrated Supply Chain Management in order to ensure subcontract products are delivered to the CRS2 Program within budget and on schedule.

  • As required, assist with developing, maintaining and updating subcontract requirements, Statements of Work (SOWs), terms and conditions, milestone payment plans, data deliverable requirements, and project/deliverable schedules.

  • Oversee management, storage and evaluation of data deliverables for compliance and completeness. Coordinate internal approvals of data deliverables.

  • As applicable, analyze critical cost, technical and schedule aspects of subcontractor change proposals paying special attention to price and any exceptions to terms, SOW, requirements specifications or any other key requirements, and assist in change proposal negotiations.

  • Evaluate and monitor supplier performance via methods such as on-site visits, program reviews, objective performance measurements, milestone achievement criteria, project schedule tracking, earned value tracking, risk burndown tracking, specification/SOW TBD/TBR tracking and other methods as needed.

  • Support and provide inputs to internal and external reporting requirements as required.

  • Respond to changing needs of operations, engineering and business management within the CRS2 Program by negotiating adjustments in supplier plans and delivery dates as required.

  • Assist in analysis of any invoice discrepancies, accounts payable issues or company cash flow challenges associated with subcontractor payments.


Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours

On-site work at the SNC facility in Louisville, CO is required.  Remote work is not supported.

Other duties as assigned


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external).

  • Responsible for timely completion of assigned training.

  • Responsible for timely execution of all personnel-related activities such as Time Sheet completion, Annual Performance Evaluations, Succession Planning, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, or technical related discipline; Typically 3+ years of experience in Program Management is required; Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Proficient leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews

  • Requires ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive for success, challenge status quo, and demonstrate the ability to adapt to dynamic situations 

  • Experience in team building, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, marketing, and literacy in the program management disciplines. 

  • Experience with the evaluation of requests for proposals and/or quotes. Experience with preparing, reviewing, and submitting proposals and/or quotes. 


  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)

  • Working knowledge of Program Management Institute Program Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Managing projects using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), agile and or spiral development models

  • Managing projects requiring Earned Value Management

  • Understanding with application tools and data architectures

  • Ability to reinforce the usage & application of Corporate PM tools.

  • Ability to lead PM process & tool improvement for the Enterprise.

  • Ability to keep program management informed of function & process changes within project controls.

  • Ability to enhance program management expertise in the staff

  • Ability to establish centralized, coordinating body for PM concerns, recommendations, & issues; developing recommended process improvements; facilitating opportunities with Enterprise Program Finance

  • Ability to establish new & further refining existing templates, tools, & guidelines for program documentation & execution

  • Experience with ensuring compliance with approved Corporate and ISO 9001:2000 Policies and Processes 

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances

At Sierra Space Corporation we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC


To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.