Blackfish Solutions

Program Manager

ID 3036
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The Copper River Family of Companies, owned by the Native Village of Eyak, a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe, are a collection of entities that deliver a complementary set of solutions and services to support the diverse missions and requirements of our clients.


Blackfish Solutions (ReconCraft) is seeking an experienced Program Manager that is capable of providing strong leadership for existing work, and enhancing communication between the company and our clients. The Program Manager will work across all ReconCraft teams to deliver government vessels and related marine items on time and within budget, while identifying new business opportunities. This person should have a proven track record of meeting program production deadlines and developing strong relationships with clients. This hands-on role requires exceptional competence in full-spectrum project/program management practices that includes developing project plans, meeting deadlines, and overseeing cross-functional teams performance on project commitments.


This position is contingent upon award.


  • Responsible for RECONCRAFT performance on each program per statement of work and agreed upon deliverables and timelines
  • Manage multiple concurrent programs and serve as the primary point of contact between RECONCRAFT and the client(s)
  • Manage project scope, scheduling, resources, and budgets, while being accountable for the quality of project deliverables; this includes the development and maintenance of program schedules that feed an Integrated Master Schedule
  • Responsible for the delivery of project plans, including scoping, milestones, and completion dates from initial vessel orders through post-delivery support
  • Gather requirements, identify resources, and develop detailed project and resource plans
  • Work closely with all cross-functional teams to ensure all deliverables are on track
  • Communicate project milestones, status updates, as well as any existing or potential customer escalation issues
  • Own status reporting, risk and issue management, and client expectation management
  • Maintain positive CPARs on all programs
  • Direct communications with the customer and fulfillment of customer statement of work/specification
  • Accompany delivery of assets to clients and supervising all training and activation if/as required (OCONUS & CONUS)
  • Assist the Operations team in global logistics, fulfillment, inventory and warranty management, and integration and process improvements
  • Proposal management and responsibility for final proposal submissions to clients
  • Identify and develop new business development opportunities through program lifecycle
  • Support any/all business development roles and responsibilities, including last-minute OCONUS/CONUS travel to remote and austere locations for undefined periods of time
  • Take on new responsibilities as required


  • Education:
    • BS in Business or business-related degree;
      • May be substituted for five (5+) years of equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Required Knowledge/Experience:
    • Three (3+) years project management experience as a primary stakeholder in organizing, planning, and executing small to large-scale projects from vision through implementation
    • Strong project planning, scheduling, cost analysis, time management, and organizational skills
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office software package and Microsoft Project
    • Strong attention to detail and quality deliverables
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills that can support the ability to work with vendors, customers, and employees
    • Adaptable and responsive to emerging challenges and opportunities
    • Ability and willingness to develop systems and processes that benefit the company
  • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
    • Professional maritime experience
    • PMP or other project management certification
    • Experience working in government contracting environment or on government vessel programs
    • Background in marine operations and manufacturing
    • Experience with the following types of management software: Trello, Slack
    • Knowledge of current USCG, ABYC, NMMA, ABS standards
    • Full knowledge of Electronic Ships Work Breakdown Structure (ESWBS)
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, and stretch to complete tasks
    • Ability to work long hours, when required, to meet deadlines and/or other deliverables, often on short notice
    • Must be able to get underway on vessels for testing, evaluation, training, activation, and delivery

Other Responsibilities

  • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the company, department, and contract
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned
  • Must comply with all federal COVID-19 related vaccination and testing requirements, including, but not limited to, those set out in Executive Order 14042


The Copper River Family of Companies 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.


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