J&J Worldwide Service Project Executive - Remote in Oak Grove, Kentucky
Working for J&J Worldwide Services (“J&J”)
Throughout our 50+ year history in the Government services industry, J&J has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our people, our customers, and our industry. When coming to work at J&J, you will be joining more than just a company, you will be joining a community that takes great pride in serving the men and women of the U.S. Military and other Government agencies. We believe a healthy work-life balance is an essential component of our employees’ success and we work hard to support our employees’ participation in important events that occur in their personal lives.
We are the best at what we do, and it is because of our employees. We are looking for top quartile performers to help us carry on our legacy of overwhelming success in our industry. Top performers will have plenty of opportunity to grow their careers.
This position is with J&J’s Engineering Solutions (“ENGS”), a Strategic Business Unit (“SBU”). ENGS’s core business is working for the Department of Defense (“DoD”) and Defense Health Agency (“DHA”) to perform renovation of existing facilities while they remain occupied and functional, especially in the healthcare industry. Most of this work is performed as a prime contractor, working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”).
The Project Executive (“PX”) position is a program-level management position. The position typically oversees a staff of Project Manager (“PM”) personnel. As a program manager, the PX will work across a complex array of contracts and work with a wide diversity of customers. The PX is focused on resources, relationships, strategy, business improvement, and business development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain daily contact with each assigned PM and regular, at least weekly, contact with key members of external customers (both the contracting agency and the using agency) that we have active work with.
Ensure PMs have necessary authority and resources to effectively carry out their responsibilities.
Train, mentor, lead, manage, and hold accountable the assigned PM staff.
Under the guidance and direction of the Deputy Director, perform Performance Evaluations of assigned PM Staff.
Based on Service Unit (“SU”) goals, objectives, and business model, provide PMs with priorities and guidance in strategizing and problem solving.
Audit work of PMs and their subordinates. Identify positive and negative trends. Generate action plans to improve negative trends.
Work with the senior management team to continuously develop and revise processes in a manner that improves safety, quality, efficiency, and profitability.
Foster professional development among the team.
Always be working a succession plan, bringing people up through the ranks.
Provide meaningful support to Business Development (“BD”) for strategic growth.
On case-by-case basis, as approved and directed by Deputy Director, pursue new business opportunities with minimal support from BD.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience and Skill Requirements
Demonstrated ability to:
Effectively lead people through servant leadership.
Troubleshoot and navigate through complex contracting and subcontracting issues.
Negotiate with customers and subcontractors.
Develop short-term, mid-term, and long-term strategy plans to improve business.
Residence Location and Availability
Based on individual negotiations, this position could:
Be based out of J&J’s Oak Grove, KY office.
Be located near a cluster of work.
J&J has active work on five continents. Independent from where a PX resides, a PX must coordinate their work schedules to ensure appropriate leadership and management is provided, no matter what time zone their projects are located.
Averaged through a year, a PX should anticipate spending at least seven to ten days per month on travel in addition to attending several multi-day conferences and meetings through the year. Typical travel may include:
Frequently visit active project sites, building and maintaining relationships with using agency and checking in on site supervisory staff.
Travel as directed for business development.
Accompany corporate personnel on site visits.
In the event that project requires recovery, a PX would be expected to be onsite at the project, for whatever duration is necessary, to recover the project.
Physical, Environmental and Sensory Requirements
Position works in office areas as well as through construction jobsites.
Physical demands include intermittent sitting, standing, and walking, and occasional bending, reaching, and lifting.
Moderate exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, moving machinery, etc., typical of a construction site.
This job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)