Senior Pathway Defeat Project Manager

Praetorian Standard, Inc. (PSI) seeks an experienced Senior   Pathway Defeat Project Manager to create, specify, manage, and guide   development of defeat technologies and material solutions. This individual   will work with established users to conceptualize, develop counter   proliferation technologies to delay, deter, and defeat current and emerging   Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

This Senior Project Manager will perform a variety of   tasks and provide consultation and direction on complex Research and   Development (R&D) projects. This position is considered a top-level   contributor/specialist subject matter expert and a wide degree of creativity   and latitude is given.


Applicants should have extensive experience in the areas of R&D support and best practices, paired with application in the design, implementation, and integration of supporting upstream defeat systems. Experience in operational development and support is preferred. 

This Project Manager conducts market research to identify solutions and solution providers in response to operational requirements. Provides recommendations to the program manager to support source selection decisions. Prepares acquisition paperwork to support contract award and execution efforts. Leads and interfaces directly with users and solution providers to develop technologies and solutions. Plans and coordinates validation testing and advanced technology demonstrations for users.  Provides development guidance in establishing procedures and methods to integrate support and evaluates complex programs and measures to assess the efficacy of integrations.


Security Clearance / Location Requirements:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Clearance - this position requires ability to acquire and maintain a TS-SCI clearance.
  • Location - this position requires residence near Southern Pines/Ft Liberty in North Carolina or Ft. Belvoir, VA. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with 4 years’ experience in energetic systems R&D
  • 10 years’ experience in Pathway Defeat/Upstream operations maybe substituted in lieu of Degree
  • Project Management support experience for DOD Special Operations is required
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundamental engineering concepts/principles/theories and standard methodologies
  • Ability to clearly articulate, verbally and in writing, new concepts and capabilities to the team and customers

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Senior Project Manager to control development of assigned R&D technology.
  • Drive engineering project execution, develop and recommend technical guidance, track and report on status, and resolve blocking issues.
  • Coordinate cross-team efforts spanning internal customers and external partners.
  • Interface with external agencies supporting systems engineering, architecture, and/or design.
  • Develop Requirements Verification Strategies and Plans. 
  • Travel to customer facilities to assist with technical issues.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise with system analysis, design, delivery, and validation of solutions.
  • Generate technical documents, such as test plans and procedures. 
  • Provide technical input/feedback to the development team.
Salary Description
$145,000 - $160,000