2017-70 Program Manager

Koam Engineering Systems, Inc. (KES Inc.) is an employee owned small business specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Headquartered in San Diego, California and with offices in Gig Harbor, WA KES provides services globally in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support.


Position Summary:

The Program Manager will provide managerial oversight in accomplishing all strategic contractual objectives as it pertains to Program and/or Task Order deliverables, budgeting and schedule. Research, plan, pilot, document, communicate, implement and coordinate company and customer goals. The Program Manager will provide overall team leadership and coordinate personnel training and development.


-Overall responsibility for cost, schedule, and technical performance for all program activities and task orders.

-Meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; and initiating corrective actions.

-Recruit, train, assign, and coach personnel assigned to the program; communicate job expectations; plan, monitor, assess, and review job contributions; plan and review compensation actions; enforce corporate policies and procedures.

-Achieve operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements;  and implementing change.

-Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; and participating in professional organizations.

-Enhance personal, company, and customer reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring methodologies to add value to the program; and investigate new business opportunities to enable professional and company growth.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelors in any Engineering, Scientific, Business or Management Degree; Masters in same.

10 yrs current C4ISR or other relevant experience in the management of large production projects and groups of senior personnel. The programs managed should include financial tracking, task tracking and the coordination of engineering, technical support, ILS support, quality control and technical field support. The personnel managed should include lower level managers, senior engineers, senior technicians and senior support personnel.

Supervisory experience must include developing program metrics, budgets and schedules and coordinating efforts of multiple task activities. Experience must include knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and DoD procurement policies and procedures.

Preferred Skills


Additional Notes


At KES, we offer a comprehensive and valuable benefits program to our employees and their families some of these benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Customizable Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Prevailing Wage Plan (Retirement Plan)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) - (Discretionary Plan)
  • Education Assistance
  • Paid Time Off


Since 1995, KES continues to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of a growing small business that focuses on the needs of its customers and employees and serves to provide a rewarding and challenging career.  KES offers a competitive salary and full range of benefits. KES, Inc. is an EEO/AA Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce.