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Program Manager

Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
The Lockwood Group
The Lockwood Group is a Global Professional Services Provider established with a purpose to deliver Mission Readiness service and solution to the Department of Defense and Federal Government. Our culture is built upon a Mission Readiness vision and our six core values. We believe in customer centric service delivery with intent to uncover, understand, and solve the underlying problems of the true end customers for our services – the military (the soldier, airman, seaman and Marine) and federal service professionals. 

Take the first step to "Mission Readiness" by viewing our Mission Readiness Capability video which articulates our Core Purpose: The Lockwood Group Launches Mission-Ready Capabilities Video 

Job Opening
The Lockwood Group is currently pursuing a contract supporting The Army Futures Command (AFC), Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC) in Picatinny, NJ. We are looking for a Program Manager to play a key role in managing and overseeing various programs and projects within the DEVCOM AC. This Program Manager will be responsible for managing the effort covering the requirement for engineering design, development, production, and support services for Large Caliber Cannon Engineering, Weapons Research, System Testing/Diagnostics and Netcentric Support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Program Management: Lead and manage multiple programs, ensuring alignment with AFC and DEVCOM AC objectives and timelines.
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement strategic plans to achieve program goals, including resource allocation, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including military personnel, contractors, and government agencies, to ensure program success.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure program continuity and success.
  • Performance Monitoring: Establish and monitor performance metrics to track progress and ensure programs meet their objectives.
  • Team Leadership: Supervise and mentor program team members, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Reporting: Provide regular updates to senior leadership on program status, including progress reports, risk assessments, and budgetary updates.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of experience in program management, with at least 4 years in a defense or military environment.
  • Certifications: PMP (Project Management Professional) or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Knowledge: Strong understanding of armament systems and technologies.
  • Skills: Excellent leadership, communication, and organizational skills. Proficient in project management software and tools.
  • Security Clearance: Must have an active Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Military Experience: Prior military service or experience working with military organizations.
  • Advanced Degrees: Advanced degree in Engineering, Defense Studies, or related field.
  • Technical Expertise: Deep technical knowledge of armament development and systems engineering.


  • Leadership: Ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic Thinking: Strong strategic and analytical thinking skills, with the ability to anticipate challenges and develop proactive solutions.
  • Communication: Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Collaboration: Proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, fostering positive and productive relationships.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility and resilience in adapting to changing priorities and demands.

The Lockwood Group offers a competitive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and wellness, various optional add-on benefits, and a retirement 401(k) plan with Company match.

Lockwood Credo, Core Values and Culture
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, and our community. Service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises, exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily, and it is Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood, ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We work alongside our partners as one cohesive team.
Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 
The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

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