Nov 06, 2021

Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support Wharton, NJ, USA

  • TriStar
  • Wharton, NJ, USA
Full-Time Defense Engineering Government Logistics Other Program Management

Job Description


Company: Tri Star Engineering, Inc.

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Location: US NJ-Picatinny Arsenal

Employee Type: Full-Time/ Exempt

Travel: No

Relocation Accommodation: No

Approximate Start Date: Upon Suitable Candidate Selection

Posting Close: Upon Suitable Candidate Selection

TRISTAR is seeking a Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support for our upcoming government customer in Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support Position Description:

  • Provide Technical R&D support to PM Soldier Weapons (SW)
  • Provide program acquisition recommendations, program coordination and guidance to support the decision-making process for the PM SW Systems Engineering Director, Deputy PMs, Division Chiefs and Product Directors
  • This is accomplished through leading and attending Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, providing research, analyses, and reports, reviewing, and contributing to the preparation of original documents that encompass PM SW Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) activities and the transition of products or technologies from RDT&E agencies
  • These efforts will be provided in support of research and development, production and fielding of small caliber ammunition, weapon systems and remote weapon stations and platforms

Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an on-site Technology, Systems Integration Action Officer in the office of PM SW at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ for programs in research and development as well as those in production
  • This shall include planning, executing, and monitoring small arms elements
  • Attend, analyze, and report on meetings; review documents
  • Contributes to the preparation of original documents, analyzes the cost, performance, risk, Manpower & Personnel Integration (MANPRINT), Small Business Initial Research (SBIR), Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), and other external RDT&E funded initiatives, schedule, and logistics impacts of program
  • Provides recommendations and courses of action
  • Ensure that the RDT&E budget justifications are aligned to the forecasted PM SW 6.4 and 6.5 projects and traceability exists between these RDT&E initiatives and associated feeder RDT&E 6.2 and 6.3 efforts executed by other government agencies including preparation of R-forms and associated funding prioritization documentation
  • Monitor the execution of program plans emphasizing cost, performance tracking, integration, and production planning, as well as overseeing developmental and operational testing and evaluation
  • Conducts, coordinates, and participates in regular IPT meetings on assigned programs to ensure satisfactory progress and established milestone schedules are met or exceeded.
  • Assist in the preparation of all documentation that supports system milestone decisions
  • Assist in the coordination, review, and answering of TASKERS, Export Cases, and other Foreign Military Sales (FMS) activities

Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support Position Requirements:

  • 12 Years of professional experience
  • Preferably has extensive knowledge and experience in subject matter and has directly supported similar programs
  • Must possess a SECRET clearance
  • Must have completed a National Agency Check (NAC) prior to employment, is subject to a criminal background check and must complete a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
  • Must be a US Citizen

Program Manager Research & Development (R&D) Support Education and Certification:

  • B.S. Engineering or B.S. Logistics

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with TRISTAR's vaccination policy. All TRISTAR employees must be fully vaccinated, and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment through delivering it to Sentry MD by uploading it to .

Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement by contacting [email protected] and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over TRISTAR's vaccination policy.

Employees hired after the last day to meet the December 8, 2021, vaccination deadline will need to be fully vaccinated or exempted prior to their start date.

Per Executive Order 14042 dated September 9, 2021, and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance issued on September 24, 2021.

TRISTAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.



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