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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Program Manager, Subcontractor Management

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 March 2024

Job Description:

Saab Inc is searching for a Senior Program Manager to join our Field Engineering team.  We specialize in deploying complex air traffic control and other situational awareness systems in the US and throughout the world.  From the initial program concept development and proposal, to final completion and customer hand-over, you will be on the front lines of customer interface while also working in close contact with our internal engineering and production teams that design and build the product itself.

As an Implementation Program Manager at Saab, you will:

  • Be responsible for developing and executing all aspects of deploying our systems on customer premises.

  • Participate in the planning and development of installation strategies.

  • Help plan and estimate prospective installations during proposals.

  • Gain an understanding of customer requirements through hosting meeting and conducting surveys at the customer locations.

  • Produce a site survey report after making site visits detailing all necessary installation consideration that will need to be done in order to provide for a suitable installation environment.

  • Develop subcontractor statements of work and bid packages.

  • Hold pre-bid meetings.

  • Aid in the review and award of sub-contracts.

  • Manage design and construction subcontractors.

  • Work with other Saab resources to coordinate all necessary efforts to provide for a successful installation.

Compensation Range: $120,800-$157,000

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors in Engineering or Construction Management and or 8 years of relevant experience.

  • Proficient in using MS Project CPM scheduling.

  • Proficiency with all MS Office Suite of programs.

  • Ability to estimate level of effort required to perform a variety of design, construction and system installation.

  • Experience with design and installation of distributed electronic systems. (Multiple distributed sensors that report back to a central processing location across multiple communication platforms)

  • Experience with distributed cameras, GPS location equipment, weather instrumentation, radar, wireless communication, fiberoptic communication, Ethernet communications and associated network devices for all is desired.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.