F-35 Project Manager - Clearance Required

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/11/2024 9:19 AM)
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LMI is seeking a skilled Project Manager to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense's transfer of  sustainment activities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program from the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to the Department of the Air Force (DAF) and the Department of the Navy (DoN).  The Project Manager will ensure a balance of logistics and sustainment priorities, while creating and maintaining efficient and effective financial and business processes for the F-35 enterprise. 


LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our Specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction. 


We offer a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. 


  • Supervise skilled personnel with the needed technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of DoD sustainment to provide lifecycle management, monitoring, and continuous improvement to a fully transitioned F-35 fleet.  
  • Provide management, direction, administration, quality assurance, and leadership to a dedicated cell of experts in logistics, auditing, financial reporting, sustainment analytics, and administration 
  • Establish project administration procedures to facilitate financial management, staffing and team coordination, developing client relationships, risk management, work/scope management, status reporting, and contract management. 
  • Develop a comprehensive strategic plan and implementation roadmap with a clear timeline, milestones, and checkpoints for each phase of the transition, while permitting agility to incorporate knowledge learned incrementally. 
  • Develop strategic communications plan identifying stakeholders, formulation of key messages, and utilization of appropriate communication platforms. 
  • Update policies and procedures, support process improvements, report metrics, and provide project management support. 
  • Track status of tasks and initiatives, develop time-phased action plans, and assess costs and benefits to facilitate resource allocation and effectively manage staff capacity. 
  • Communicate and coordinate with OASD(Sustainment) leadership and other key stakeholders to monitor progress, resolve issues, and identify risks. 



  • Secret clearance is required. 
  • Master’s degree. 
  • Significant, direct experience in support of the F-35 program and demonstrated ability to engage with DoD senior executive leadership 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of project/program management experience in the areas of logistics, human capital, change management, training, organizational development, and strategic communications. 
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation, project, and time management skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, presentation and writing skills to successfully deliver briefings and interact with executive client leadership. 
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work under time constraints. 


  • Understanding of deploying sustainment analytics at scale. 
  • Ability to create and foster a fast-paced, cooperative, and team-oriented work environment. 
  • High-energy, enthusiasm, and ability to effectively interact with clients at all levels in government and industry. 
  • Experience with customer relations and negotiating binding contract solutions. 
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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