Contracts, Proposal, and Assistant Project Manager

TitleContracts, Proposal, and Assistant Project Manager

Location: Culpeper, VA

Applied Research in Acoustics (ARiA) applies broad interdisciplinary expertise in acoustics, modeling & simulation, signal processing, and cognitive science toward innovative science and engineering research and development for a diverse set of government and corporate clients that focuses on modeling & simulation for training and model-based signal-processing and artificial intelligence for detection and classification. Partnering with government, industry, and academia, ARiA solves critical challenges.

To enable effective and efficient transition of applied research to advanced development of products and systems, ARiA is structured to bring together top-quality research scientists with development and software engineers in an environment in which research and development mutually benefit from joint leveraging of in-house expertise.

ARiA is a small business where you can make a big difference. Our employees, including those at entry-level, are working together with the CIO of the Air Force to use cognitive computing to change the way the government acquires technology and working with top Navy leaders to use video games and simulation to change the way sailors are trained to use sonar.

ARiA: Real Research. Real World.TM

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ARiA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Description:

ARiA is looking for a highly motivated individual to work in our Virginia office in the area of Contracts/ Proposal/ Assistant Project Management.

Responsible for:

The Contracts, Proposal, and Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for management of existing ARiA projects, working directly with ARiA’s team of engineers, scientists, and game developers to manage contracts, proposals, and projects in accordance with ARiA’s philosophy of offering the best value for the best work in the industry. This includes the development, distribution, and internal and external briefings including monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting on each project under management.

The Contracts, Proposal and Assistant Project Manager will have the opportunity to assist senior leadership with business development for ARiA. This includes active monitoring of business opportunities and managing the efforts of ARiA personnel in development and completion of solicitation-compliant proposals and whitepapers.

In support of new and existing efforts, the Contracts, Proposal and Assistant Project Manager will be responsible for developing—in coordination with the technical lead or principal investigator (PI)—work-breakdown structures (WBS), developing scheduling plans to achieve WBS tasks, developing and maintaining Gantt charts to manage, communicate, and track the tasks and schedules, developing staff plan and pricing/cost analysis to achieve the work plan detailed in the project Gantt, and tracking the performance of the tasks in accordance with earned-value-management (EVM) principles.

Other duties may be assigned as needed to support ARiA’s organization’s goals and objectives.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Proven self-starter with the ability to manage multiple priorities and consistently deliver excellence in a deadline-intensive environment

Strong proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Desirable Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

Experience developing and managing WBS, Gantt charts, and other project-management tools with teams

Experience developing and delivering status and management reports

To apply submit resume/CV and cover letter with salary requirements to