Program Manager

31 July 2023

REQ #: 12580

Essential Roles and Responsibilities for the Program Manager Position:

  • Respond to inquiries and program requests from both internal and external customers
  • Arrange and participate in both internal and external quality inspections (AC, Weld & NDT, Preservation, and Source)
  • Identify all contractual elements necessary for the execution of work requirements including (but not limited to) CDRLS & SDRLS, milestones, labor by GLC, subcontract requirements, rentals, and material requirements
  • Prepare requirements traceability matrix, work breakdown structure, and schedule in support of project development
  • Perform material take off(s) and prepare requisitions for materials, subcontracts, and rentals in support of project development. Coordinate the receipt and inspection of CFM/GFM
  • Track the financial and schedule performance of programs and projects using established EAC and EVMS methodology
  • Prepare production schedules, build plans, and weld & NDT matrices
  • Support customers with regular schedule updates
  • Develop and implement routing and execution approach(s) for work requirements
  • Resolve technical and schedule issues or conflicts with customers, vendors, and subcontractors as well as with contracts, engineering, planning, purchasing, production, and quality management
  • Act as Fairlead Structures main customer POC for all awarded programs and projects
  • Develop, lead, and task a small team of project managers
  • Demonstrate professional, morally, and ethically sound behavior consistent with company and customer policies and ideals (the position requires access to and the development of sensitive technical and financial data)
  • Develop rapport and professional working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as vendors, suppliers, subcontractors, and other internal and external team members


  • BA/BS plus 10 years of directly related experience
  • AA/AS plus 15 years of directly related experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus 20 years of directly related experience
  • Documented U.S. Citizen with the ability to pass and hold various background checks and security clearances
  • PMP cert and/or direct experience with Newport News Shipbuilding new vessel construction preferred

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience with naval ship new construction, repair, and modernization
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and military and commercial specifications
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project), Open Plan (or similar scheduling software), and Adobe Acrobat
  • The ability to learn and understand company accounting software and related enterprise systems
  • Strong business math and verbal and written communication skills

This position is performed in a traditional office environment, with local travel between facilities. Primary work location is 201 Wavy Street, Portsmouth, VA.

Fairlead Integrated, LLC. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employ Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers (Minority / Female / Disability / Veterans).