Senior Director of Programs

L3 Technologies




L3 KEO employs a full spectrum of engineering and manufacturing disciplines to design and build sensor systems for submarines, surface ships, combat vehicles, and other defense platforms. L3 KEO is the US Navy’s choice for submarine imaging and surface electro-optical gun directors. At KEO we are entering our second century of business and have been part of many firsts dating back to our founding in 1916 when we designed the first submarine periscope for the United States Navy.  Today KEO has delivered and supports imaging systems on every operational US Navy submarine and many friendly navies throughout the world.
Located in a state of the art manufacturing facility in Northampton, MA we pride ourselves as being a culture of continuous improvement. Branded by our history and driven by innovation – KEO continues to set the standard for world-class submarine imaging and electro-optical Gun Weapon Systems integration. 
As the Senior Director of Programs you will provide oversight of and evaluate effectiveness & efficiency of the programs. You will focus on effective communication of program status, particularly earned value metrics and estimate at completion. Collaborate with program managers and program team members to measure and improve productivity.
  • Participate in setting the strategic direction for the division programs and establish the direction and strategy for the team in order to support the division.
  • Provide leadership and oversight to Program Managers and their assigned programs, including planning, coordination and leadership of the Program Team (s).
  • Oversee the development of program plans, including the preparation of work breakdown structures, budgets, basis of estimates, network plans, risk and cost reduction plans.
  • Oversee the development of program estimate at completion (EAC), including providing insights to the programs to reach reasonable EACs.
  • Attend Program EAC Kickoff and presentation reviews (including program team dry runs, division, and Integrated Sensor System Sector reviews).
  • Develop tools, techniques, templates, policies, and procedures to define program status (cost, schedule, technical, customer relationship and risk).
  • Review, assess, and interpret earned value metrics on programs (CPI, SPI, TCPI, CPI/TCPI, IEAC) as required to support program performance.
  • Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with program teams, departments and management to secure compliance with schedules, resolve problems and coordinate tasks.
  • Monitor progress and exercise control of schedules and reporting; including the preparation of reports and contractual data.
  • Maintain financial, schedule and technical data for group and on assigned proposals / programs- Develop recommended solutions to significant problems.
  • Support program and project management sections and approaches in major proposal efforts, particularly risks and opportunities (by leveraging insights from existing programs), work breakdown structures, and program management basis of estimates.
  • Profit and loss responsibility for PM Team, assigned programs, including future business projections.
  • Maintain confidentiality with exposure to large amounts of company



  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Technical or Business discipline, with MBA or equivalent degree preferred
  • Minimum Experience Required: 20+ years of Program Management experience or equivalent leadership experience, including experience in a Program Management Office on a DOD Program greater than $250M in overall contract value
  • PMI Certification preferred
  • Independent Estimate of Cost experience preferred.
  • Successful candidates must meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

Skills Required: 

  • Earned Value Measurement System 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project 
  • Customer Relationship Management 
  • Program Execution 
  • Followership 
  • Strong planning, analytical and networking skills required 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Works well with management, peers and subordinates 
  • Experience supervising, coaching and developing staff

Environment/Equipment Used: 


  • Normal office working conditions with exposure to manufacturing areas  Domestic and international travel environments 
  • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas 
  • Up to 25% travel as required

Essential Physical Tasks: 

  • Must be able to sit or stand for up to eight hours
  •  Fine motor dexterity 
  • Hand-eye coordination 
  • Concentrated mental/visual demand
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally



Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identify





Day - 1st


Yes, 25 % of the Time


Division - KEO-20000056

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Jan 17, 2018, 2:09:24 AM



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