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Program Manager

Department: Testing, R&D, and Manufacturing

Location: Littleton, CO

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: Yes

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions.

Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for a Program Manager. This position will report to the COO. The Program Manager will be an integral part of a small cross functional team working on an exciting development project with cutting-edge technology. In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for mentorship, proposal writing, planning and executing project deliverables, and winning business. This individual must demonstrate innovation, an understanding of various engineering systems, out-of-the-box thinking and creativity.

Duties Include:

  • ​Develop budgets and operating plans for projects and programs

  • Collaborate with group leaders to manage project to budget

  • Support proposal writing efforts and maintain relationships with clients to bring in new projects

  • Project management reviews

  • Provide accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle

  • Cash flow management

  • Guide projects to complete on time

  • Project deliverables tracking

  • Managing group leaders and providing them with the resources necessary to complete their job

  • Plan programs and monitor progress to make sure that milestones are being met across the various projects and programs

  • Manage and use resources across the various projects and programs

  • Facilitating effective communication and coordination on assigned programs with customers and teams

    • Milestone acceptance

    • Demonstration dates and locations

    • Spend plans

Required Skills

  • Problem solver that can work in a team environment on fast pace projects

  • Exercises creative thinking and innovation

  • Extensive knowledge of project and personnel management

  • Extensive experience writing proposals

  • Government contract experience

  • Identify, plan and lead the execution of opportunities for operational improvement, including quality control, process documentation, safety, cost savings, staff restructuring, and training

  • Lead the engineering/scientific team leadership to work with the finance team to ensure forecasting and reporting are accurate and up-to-date

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively

  • Must be able to work overtime as require

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and/or MS in a related field of study such as Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Math, or related field

  • PMP certification

  • Demonstrated project management skills

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter expressing why this role may be suitable for you along with salary requirements to:  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)




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