Sr. Project Manager at SubCom

  • Shift Full-Time

Job Description

Sr. Project Manager at SubCom

Are you looking for an opportunity with plenty of growth potential? Do you enjoy working in an exciting, fast-paced, collaborative environment? Are you interested in working with the world’s most innovative companies to create a more connected world? 

Connecting Continents. Impacting Communities. 

The backbone of the Internet is a series of high-tech subsea fiber optic cables deployed throughout the globe – SubCom has deployed over 50% of them. Our employees ensure data communications networks are engineered, manufactured, deployed, and maintained to the highest standards, enabling faster and more reliable connectivity to communities worldwide. Every member of the SubCom team plays a role in an end-to-end process that is critical to enterprises, governments, big cities, and rural towns. 

We encourage, expect, and value creativity, thoughtful risk taking, openness to change, and diverse perspectives. Whether you’re a seasoned applicant seeking a new and exciting challenge, or you’re new to the workforce and looking for a flexible, rewarding, and fast-paced position with an innovative and stable organization (since 1953), SubCom has opportunities to advance your career. 

Position Overview 

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for delivering large scale subsea digital infrastructure projects.  Projects must be run like a Profit/Loss (P/L) center.  Project Managers must set project strategies in alignment with company goals.  They manage projects through implementation including engineering, production, installation and testing by leading and working with a matrix-style project team across all functions and levels of the organization. 


  • Leads one or more project team(s) (simultaneously), from pre-award through project completion.

  • Responsible for the overall administration and coordination of work activities of the contract. 

  • Defines cross-functional project team(s) and provides oversight and coordination of contract activities to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Project team includes members from engineering, procurement, sales, production, finance, marine, and quality. Project activities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing P/L of project 

  • Developing project strategy and risk analysis to mitigate and reduce risks 

  • Strategize, negotiate and write project changes

  • Manage contract including terms and conditions, technical requirements, scope, schedule, and budget. 

  • Manage the customer relationship, project notices and negotiation of project changes

  • Inform leadership team of key project issues

  • Commercial Shred

  • Cash Flow/Billing Milestones

  • Escalation

  • Ensures all team members are aware of project strategy, objectives, risks and mitigations.   Very strong  and frequent communication with project team.

  • Serves as the main point of contact with the customer for all negotiations, decision making, scheduling, issues, and problem solving throughout the program.

  • Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure that contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met while arranging modifications as required. 

  • Provides problem resolution both internally and with the customer, and risk identification and mitigation. Must be able to deal with ambiguity and react to execution of both new plans and changes that minimize company risk. 

  • Promotes a culture that reflects SubCom’s values, encourages outstanding performance and promotes positive work environment, as well as strengthening regional team spirit within and across other functions. 

  • Qualifications 

    • Understanding and experience with the nuances and intricacies of contract language to ensure contracts are developed efficiently

    • Understanding of project financials

    • Ability to travel Internationally and domestically to support customer meetings as needed

    • Ability to manage and prioritize projects while meeting contractual and organizational commitments 

    • Ability to work well in matrix-style teams with persons from different organizations, job types and cultural backgrounds 

    • Strong leadership qualities and the ability to complete assignments with little supervisory oversight

    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels including coaching, presenting, negotiating, and leading customer management meetings in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Must be able to speak, read and write fluently in English. 

    • Strong team leader, ability to think strategically and execute tactically to deliver results 

    • Analytical and data-driven with a problem-solving mindset

    • Ability to have a holistic overview of complex situations and flexibility to deal effectively with difficult issues when they arise

    • Experience in negotiations, managing the P/L of projects, strategy development/implementation, risk management, and contract management

    • BA/BS degree; and at least 7 years related work experience

    • Experience in managing large cross-functional defense projects and an understanding of FAR/DFAR regulations or experience in managing large cross-functional construction projects, preferred

    • Demonstrated ability to solve problems within own position, across organizations, and with customers

    • General Manager and/or Entrepreneurial experience, preferred

    • Must have experience with the efficient uses of office tools such as MS Outlook, Word, Excel PowerPoint, Project, Teams

    • Approximately 10-30% international/domestic travel required

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. 

    Candidates for positions with SubCom must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Employment eligibility verification will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 

    Our selection procedure is based on local, state and federal law.

    Please be sure to attach a resume to your application. We are not able to consider applications without a resume. 


    SubCom offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance coverages, FSA, HSA, generous vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance, and a 401(k) plan with generous company match. Additionally, some positions may be eligible for shift differential. 


    SubCom is committed to providing a work environment that prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability or any other characteristics protected by applicable law or regulation. 

    SubCom engineers, manufactures, and installs subsea fiber optic data cables – the unsung heroes of global communication. With an unrelenting focus on quality, reliability, and value, SubCom offers flexible end-to-end building blocks for the high-tech networks that are the backbone of the world’s digital infrastructure. Since 1955, SubCom has deployed enough cable to circle the equator more than 21 times.

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