Contract Program Manager – San Antonio , TX, US


Contract Program Manager – San Antonio , TX, US

Contract Program Manager

Department: Facilities Operations Management
Location: San Antonio , TX, US

NIKA is hiring for a DHA FOB CONTRACT PROGRAM MANAGER who will provide strategic guidance and overall program management in support of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) based out of our San Antonio, TX location!

Named a “Top Workplace” by the Washington Post, NIKA is a well-established company that is focused on growth within an entrepreneurial environment. We work with governments to operate and manage their real property. Our operations management, engineering, and project management services provide our customers with the value and expertise to ensure operational readiness for complex and mission-critical facilities.

At NIKA, you’ll be excited to come to work each day. This position comes with a competitive salary package that includes health/dental insurance, 401(k), bonus programs, and many other perks. Our convenient suburban office boasts an on-staff barista, pool table, well-stocked kitchen, free parking, and much more.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in English, Business, Communications, or related field.

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years’ previous experience in program management, project management, administration, or related field
  • Ten (10) years’ experience managing medical facilities operations and maintenance strategies or government approved resume
  • Five (5) years’ technical experience with building systems (i.e., mechanical systems, electrical
    systems, etc.).
  • Five (5) years’ experience developing multidisciplinary real property improvement projects or
    government approved resume.
  • Working knowledge of the DMLSS – FM Module, working knowledge with current National
    Fire Protection (NFPA) codes, and standards applicable to Healthcare; knowledge and
    familiarity with current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements
    for medical facilities; knowledge of facility condition inspections, real property inventory
    procedures, corrective action planning, and high level root cause failure analysis.
  • Possess an active favorable NACI, or eligible to posses one.
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite; working knowledge of program/project
    management software (Basecamp, MS Project)
  • Knowledgeable in program management methodology and techniques; performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Experienced at compiling and following strict budgets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively


  • Developing evaluation methods to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Producing timely and accurate reporting of program status throughout the life cycle.
  • Prepare contract deliverables keeping abreast of contractual terms and conditions while assisting in preparation of modifications or replacements.
  • Minimize incompatibilities and ensure standardized products.
  • Lead contact in areas of the project such as control, legal, procurement and compliance.
  • Cost management – consisting of research planning, estimating, budgeting and control activities.
  • Execute and refine portfolio for program initiatives.
  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Provide exceptional customer service throughout the entirety of the program from start to finish.
  • Creating and managing long-term goals.
  • Produce deliverables on time and with no grammatical error.
  • Developing a budget and operating plan for the program.
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for
  • Writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services.
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities.
  • Ensuring goals are met in areas including customer satisfaction, safety, quality and team
    member performance.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Meeting frequently with clients to make communication easy and transparent regarding project
    issues and decisions on services.
  • Strategize and outline goals and objectives of the program
  • Assign project managers and team members to projects
  • Estimate and implement program budgets
  • Set program controls/governance/standards
  • Monitor multiple projects through the entire program cycle
  • Manage the day-to-day detailed aspects of multiple projects
  • Set timelines for goal posts/due dates
  • Coordinate and utilize resources for multiple projects in the program
  • Manage and submit program documentation
  • Communicate with project managers to address potential risks
  • Solve problems and issues at all levels of the program and report them to the program director
  • Track program progress and submit monthly updates to the higher-level management team
  • Communicate program objectives, goals, and progress to program directors, executives, and
    upper management.
  • Evaluate and supervise multiple projects
  • Organize cross-projects work within the program
  • Lead and mentor project staff and team members
  • Set objectives to maximize ROI
  • Prepare and present progress and budget reports to program directors
  • Assist team members and project managers when needed to accomplish team goals
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.


NIKA is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.