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L3 Technologies Program Manager in Northampton, Massachusetts

Program Manager


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 a Program Manager at L3 KEO you will manage and lead small to medium sized proposal efforts and programs by effectively utilizing company and customer resources to plan, execute and monitor the assigned program to achieve the desired program goals. The Program Manager has overall accountability for the program profitability, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction including product technology, performance and quality. The Program Manager will serve as the program leader and single-point of contact both internally and externally.


  • Manage and lead small and medium sized proposal efforts and programs. Maintain an effective liaison with customers, program and proposal teams, departments and management to secure compliance with schedules, resolve problems and coordinate tasks.

  • Collaborate with multiple matrix functions to secure completion of all necessary tasks ensuring final product meets contractual technical and performance specifications.

  • Develop and implement plans and strategies for expanding business opportunities with existing and new customers including business area plans. Coordinate the development of program plans, win strategies, capture plans and proposal plans including the preparation of work breakdown structures, budgets, network plans, risk and cost reduction plans.

  • Monitor program progress, exercising control of schedules, reporting and the preparation of reports and contractual data.

  • Leads and participates in contract negotiations, applying a breadth of contract management knowledge and requirements management expertise.

  • Maintains financial, schedule and technical data on assigned proposals and programs; identify and recommend solutions to significant problems.

  • Maintain confidentiality with exposure to a large amount of company sensitive material.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Management. Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred.

  • 5 years of program management or business experience

  • 3 years of defense industry experience preferred

  • Complex understanding of customer needs, projections and expectations

  • PMP Certification preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project

  • Must meet eligibility requirements to access US classified information

Environment/Equipment Used :

  • Office environment with agreeable working conditions

  • Exposure to manufacturing and laboratory environment

  • Domestic and international travel environments

  • May work on submarine vessel, above or below sea level

  • Software used: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook E-mail

  • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas

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

  • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally

  • Must be capable of working above or below sea level

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

Job Product Support-Multiple Functions

Primary Location USA-Massachusetts-Northampton

US Security Clearance Required: Secret

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Organization: Division - KEO-20000056

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: Sep 16, 2019, 12:36:56 PM

Req ID: 108099