Job Type



27 days ago


Reston, VA




TITLE:  Program Manager


REPORTS TO:  Vice President, Programs


DUTIES TEST:  Professional

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Office/non-manual work


SES Government Solutions (SES GS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of SES SA, operating independently under the authority of a DSS proxy agreement.  Leveraging a 30-year heritage of experience in the government SATCOM market, we offer comprehensive satellite-based communications solutions that enable federal agencies, using secure broadband communications, to fulfill both routine and mission-critical requirements. With access to a fleet of 71 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), a network of Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites, and supporting ground infrastructure, our full range of satellite services and managed end-to-end solutions allows for secure, reliable communications and comprehensive global coverage. Our reputation for operational excellence and highly reliable network solutions has been validated by long-term relationships with diverse government, Intelligence Community and other civilian and defense-related agencies. For more information, visit


Security Clearance:  Requires a U.S. Government Secret Security Clearance.




Corporate/Operating company:



Engineering and Program Management

Reports to level:

Grade 13


Scope of responsibilities:




Number of FTE:

0 – 0 direct report - 0 indirect reports

Geographical scope:

Global Operations

Job grade:

Grade 12




The Program Manager leads/manages all aspects of complex satellite communications (SATCOM) services for US Government customers. The Program Manager orchestrates the design, implementation, transition, operation, and maintenance of complete end-to-end SATCOM networks for USGovernment customers and supports related business development efforts.




  • Current Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management or relevant field, or 10-12years program/project management experience in government contracting operations
  • ITIL certification and service management experience preferred
  • 10years experience in the US Government or commercial SATCOM industry
  • Extensive knowledge/critical understanding of DoD SATCOM program demands
  • Extensive experience managing profit and loss (P&L) on US Government contracts
  • Displays exceptional communication skills and has experience effectively working with US Government customers.
  • Experience in the design, implementation/delivery and maintenance of global, enterprise, end-to-end SATCOM managed service solutions including: space segment, ground segment, operational services, information assurance and all program related tasks
  • In-depth understanding of internal matrixed work processes; must be able to work with other departments within SES GS and the broader SES staff
  • Results orientation with a drive and passion to make stretch commitments and demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding work
  • Able to work independently; must possess multi-tasking skills
  • Self-motivated ability to deliver in a fast paced environment with emphasis on follow-through responsibilities based on task priorities
  • Business development experience including leading proposal captures
  • Ability to think strategically to meet customer demands
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Displays excellent judgement and makes sound decisions
  • Knowledge of systems engineering and risk management principals
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office 365 suite and MS Project required
  • Ability to work in front of a computer for long periods of time
  • Up to 20% travel required


Essential Job Functions:


  • He/she will employ the utilization of SES GS project management standards across the full scope of customer requirements
  • Manages cost, schedule, performance, risk and stakeholder expectations on assigned programs
  • Manages program P&L and identifies new sales opportunities
  • Provides expert leadership to project teams, as appropriate, through facilitation, information sharing, analysis and reviews
  • Leads all aspects of program implementation from planning to operations and maintenance for the full program life cycle
  • Develops and executes comprehensive Program Management plans that provide the roadmap to meeting customer program requirements on time and within budget
  • Acts as primary customer interface within customer programs; coordinates periodic meetings, provides required status reports and ensures customer issues are addressed/resolved in a timely fashion and within contract parameters
  • Works closely with assigned government agencies, vendors and internal staff to oversee and coordinate all functions related to client programs
  • Interfaces with key vendors in coordination with company procurement/contracts to ensure requirements are delivered on time and within budget
  • Interfaces with company senior management pertaining to assigned programs to report program (technical and financial)performance
  • Provides expert services/guidance through facilitation, analysis and program reviews
  • Institutes industry project management principles in accordance with corporate policies
  • Promotes utilization of project management standards across programs to include communications, quality and risk assessment strategies
  • Develops/improves program management procedures with customer programs
  • Thru exceptional customer relations, promotes business development and identifies opportunities within customer programs; works with the program team to propose solutions to grow the business on existing and new contracts
  • In concert with Sales and Business Development team members, may lead or support any aspect of the business development cycle for assigned programs


SES GS and its Affiliated Companies are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. In conformity with U.S. Government technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and/or other applicable U.S. law, regulation or other requirements imposed by the U.S. Government, certain positions may require U.S. Citizenship, status as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a “protected individual” as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligibility to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.