Project Manager

Bryan, TX

About BlueForge Alliance (BFA) 

BlueForge Alliance is an agile program integrator positioned to meet the intense and urgent demand to build capacity for the defense industrial base. We are a unifying organization converging technology, manufacturing, economics, and state and federal government to provide a forward-facing, federated umbrella with national visibility.  

As a non-profit, neutral convener, BlueForge Alliance aligns strategy with execution to coordinate regional stakeholders, assess and propose high-value efforts, and rapidly establish and deploy U.S. Department of Defense investments. By streamlining competing priorities and viewpoints, we aim to increase manufacturing capacity and technology adoption, boost the number of available suppliers and diversify investment into the defense industrial base.  

Position Description

As a BFA Project Manager you are responsible for overseeing the planning, execution and delivery of defense-related projects for the organization. In this role, you will work closely with cross-functional teams, stakeholders and external partners, in order to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and within scope. In addition to the following details, by being a BlueForger, you will be expected to uphold and exemplify our values of Belonging, Selfless Service, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and Excellence. We uphold these values upon a backbone of humility driven by a culture of safety, vulnerability, and purpose. In this role you will:  

  • Develop detailed project plans to execute and monitor projects.   
  • Become proficient in BFA project management software.  
  • Lead projects from requirements definition through delivery of defined objectives.    
  • Create schedules, scopes of work, and budget estimates.  
  • Monitor project risks, identify potential roadblocks, and make recommendations.  
  • Maintain project documentation, develop reports, presentations, and other materials.  
  • Delegate project tasks based on team members' strengths, skill sets, and experience.  
  • Track project performance, to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.  
  • Perform Earned Value Assessment for assigned projects.  
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant client stakeholders.  
  • Consolidate project status and provide periodically scheduled updates.  
  • Exemplify day-to-day positive attitude and belonging in accordance with the “Culture Code.”   
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or equivalent experience.   
  • 3 to 5 years direct experience managing Department of Defense projects.   
  • Experience with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  
  • Excellent client-facing and internal oral and written communication skills.  
  • PMP certification or equivalent preferred.  

Salary & Benefits

Expected Salary Range $80,000 – 150,000 depending on role and qualifications. 

BFA has a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Health, dental, and vision plans 
  • 401k matching program 
  • Generous PTO package 
  • And more 

Note – This Project Manager position is part of a pooled application process and placement will be determined based on ever changing needs across our organization.  

Other Details

BlueForge Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

All positions are security sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.  

This position requires US Citizenship as a bona fide occupational qualification due to the specific security and contractual requirements associated with our work as a defense contractor.

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations, in accordance with ADA, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.