Component Program Representative

HSI-Electric Boat

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New London, CT

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COLUMBIA Program Representative


Job Description

The COLUMBIA Program is Electric Boat's largest and most important program and the Navy’s top acquisition. You can be part of the team that leads it!  The COLUMBIA Program needs exceptional people, with a tactical mindset and a high-ownership values system to lead the program. The current team is comprised of collaborative, team-work oriented members with leadership focused on providing mentorship and lead based opportunities for development both tactically and strategically for the enterprise as well as in soft-skill sets.


The COLUMBIA Program Office Component Representative, as part of the Component Development Team will work in a multi-organizational team within Electric Boat to maintain a clear focus on COLUMBIA program objectives as well as managing program risks in a dynamic environment. The team’s primary charter is the management of Hull Mechanical and Electrical components and material for both COLUMBIA and the UK.  


Assignments will include:

  • Leading, supporting, and managing the development, manufacture, test and delivery of engineered components throughout the submarine
  • Supporting program-level design reviews and meetings with EB Engineering, management, and Navy personnel
  • Leading and supporting weekly component-specific meetings; managing subcontractors to mitigate risk and identify concerns
  • Supporting Program Management Team (PMT) meetings with PMS-397 and SUPSHIP; schedule and budget development of program efforts, with opportunities to lead the briefs
  • Progress metric development and monitoring; as well as other emergent program office duties
  • Development and management of procurement plans that supports COLUMBIA Class construction milestones to inform government budgets, and planning and managing those material procurements with a focus on execution within those budget and schedule constraints
  • Management of cost, budget, and performance leveraging EVMS and MDD guidance on contract line-items for EB’s contract with the Navy for COLUMBIA
  • For components and material, supporting and leading (where appropriate), strategic vision, progress, and communication with and to EB’s executive staff both in informal settings and in company-wide executive briefs

Applicants must be able to travel between New London, Groton, and occasionally Quonset Point. Applicants may be required to travel occasionally to various subcontractor and vendor sites to support component design and program reviews, as well as to EB Washington Engineering Office (WEO), Newport News Shipbuilding - Huntington Ingalls Industries in Newport News, VA., Washington Navy Yard.


The Program Representative will work closely with Engineering departments (e.g. mechanical, structural, electrical, piping), their management, and other organizations including Contracts and Finance to ensure compliance with program and system requirements.  The applicant must be able to organize and drive solutions to new requirements and emerging issues to minimize programmatic impacts, supporting both technical and program objectives.


Successful candidates will have high energy, excellent organizational and communication skills.

Familiarity or expertise with MS tools specifically Excel, PPT, Project, Visio, and Access are desired. Management of team actions and projects through share point will be required.



  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Experience with various business systems and management tools (e.g. Earned Value Management (EVMS), Artemis, or other project management software)


  • Five plus years’ experience in Engineering or Materials Management
  • Previous program management experience. EB experience preferred.
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working with component vendors
  • Familiarity with the EB material business systems, including VIRs/VPARs, Component Database, TeamCenter
  • Strong background and experience working with both technical and business departments such as Engineering, Legal, Purchasing, Contracts, Finance, and Materials Management
  • Detailed knowledge and experience working with Newport News and US government organizations (e.g. SUPSHIPS Groton, NAVSEA, Strategic Systems Programs)
  • EB COLUMBIA or VIRGINIA Program Office internship
  • Active DOD Secret clearance


  • Must have high energy, excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a program with rapidly changing priorities
  • Ability to work multiple tasks with minimum guidance
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, specifically MS Excel and MS Access