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Project Manager - LVC (SkillBridge Intern) - Military Veterans

at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Requisition Number: 18314

Required Travel: 0 - 10%

Employment Type: Temporary Worker

Security Clearance: TS/SCI

Level of Experience: Intern

Meet HII's Mission Technologies Division
Our team of more than 7,000 professionals worldwide delivers all-domain expertise and advanced technologies in service of mission partners across the globe. Mission Technologies is leading the next evolution of national defense - the data evolution - by accelerating a breadth of national security solutions for government and commercial customers. Our capabilities range from C5ISR, AI and Big Data, cyber operations and synthetic training environments to fleet sustainment, environmental remediation and the largest family of unmanned underwater vehicles in every class. Find the role that's right for you. Apply today. We look forward to meeting you.

Job Description

This is an UNPAID internship through the DoD Skillbridge Program for transitioning active-duty US military personnel. DoD Skillbridge Internships are available to help transitioning active-duty military personnel gain real-world experience in the work force sometime during their final 180 days of active-duty service. The intern will actively train on meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior company leadership. HII Mission Technologies Internship programs are focused on placing transitioning military into internships that require KSAs, Education & Military Training similar to their current or previous military jobs; positions that could easily transition over to a full-time regular and permanent job with HII.

For this internship, the Skillbridge intern will train as a Project Manager within the HII Mission Technologies, reporting to a designated Mission Technologies Program Manager, with the primary goal of learning project and program management principles, technologies, and core operational functions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of working in an engineering laboratory environment. A secondary goal is to achieve a cross-organizational understanding of how industry works. The intern will be assigned special projects as needed.

Desired End State (3-4 month target)

  • At the end of four months, the intern will be able to describe core functions of program management, have a basic knowledge of software technologies, government contracting procedures, managing program operations to ensure production schedules are met, system resources are utilized efficiently and effectively, and proper relationships are established between customers
  • The intern will gain a functional understanding of schedule, performance, and risk identification / mitigation on initiatives including but not limited to systems, tools, equipment, software, facilities and other activities
  • The intern will be oriented to profit and loss of a large complex program
  • The intern will be trained on all phases of programs from inception through completion.
  • The intern will support a program contained at one primary geographic location however covering remote locations and multiple business functions and employees directly assigned to program
  • The intern will be trained on processes to track cost, schedule and technical performance of company programs

Essential Job Responsibilities

Training Locations :Orlando, FL; Norfolk, VA, Virginia Beach, VA, or Fairfax, VA

Training Plan

Phase 1 - Basics
  • In processing, Introductions/office familiarization
  • Intro to Program Management, Operations, Annual Operating Plans, and business development
  • Intro to primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance
  • Intro to program milestones and monitoring adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtains solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications
  • Intro to work of employees including management level assigned to the program from technical, manufacturing and administrative areas

Phase 2 - Project Management
  • Review of HII Mission Technologies portfolio - Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) training enterprises; secure enterprise IT engineering and operations; military training and simulation; logistics management and integrated product support; and fleet maintenance, modernization, repair and sustainment.
  • Coordinate resolutions to production-related problems
  • Managing required manpower support levels throughout the period of performance of the task order

Phase 3 - Federal Contracting
  • HII Mission Technologies existing FEDSIM, IAC MAC contract vehicles, available ceilings for additional revenue generation, and how DoD customers use these pathways to pay for services and products
  • How Operations interacts and supports Growth elements - Business Development, Capture Management, and Proposals
  • Standardization practices across various business groups, process options to suit specific needs, and preventing project failures

Minimum Qualifications

Active-Duty Military ONLY within final 180 days of active-duty service. Applications accepted within final 12 months of active-duty service. Education and Experience dependent on Program of Instruction.
  • Transitioning US military service member with program/project experience and technical background
  • Commitment to learning HII standards and skills in Program and Project Management

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements will vary and is dependent on the Program of Instruction.

We build the world's most powerful, survivable naval ships and defense technology solutions that safeguard our seas, sky, land, space and cyber. Our diverse workforce includes skilled tradespeople; artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML) experts; engineers; technologists; scientists; logistics experts; and business administration professionals.

Recognized as one of America's top large company employers, we are a values and ethics driven organization that puts people's safety and well-being first. Regardless of your role or where you serve, at HII, you'll find a supportive and welcoming environment, competitive benefits, and valuable educational and training programs for continual career growth at every stage of your career.

Together we are working to ensure a future where everyone can be free and thrive.
Today's challenges are bigger than ever, and the nation needs the best of us. It's why we're focused on hiring, developing and nurturing our diversity. We believe that diversity among our workforce strengthens the organization, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas and enriches the work lives of all our employees.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Do You Need Assistance?
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. Additionally, you may also call 1-844-849-8463 for assistance. Press #3 for HII Technical Solutions.

Orlando, FL

Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.
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