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Chenega Corporation Acquisition Principal, Senior in Ft Belvoir, Virginia


Acquisition Principal, Senior

Ft. Belvoir, VA

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer’s core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Chenega IT Enterprise Services (CITES) offers forward-thinking technology solutions to federal agencies and the DoD. Formed in 2016 to serve federal customers CONUS, CITES has grown quickly into a best practices leader for the modern federal enterprise.

The Acquisition Principal, Senior will lead and/or support all aspects of program management, including schedule management, risk management, cost management, contract management, metrics definition and analysis, knowledge/documentation management, acquisition documentation development, Integrated Product Team (IPT) management, strategic planning, and program reporting. The Acquisition Principal, Senior uses knowledge of the Department of Defense (DoD) program management and acquisition lifecycle processes to plan and conduct acquisition activities through the program/project life cycle from the description of the requirements through product solution delivery. The Acquisition Principal, Senior will engage with external and internal stakeholders as requested. The Acquisition Principal, Senior possesses experience in leading and performing support activities throughout the program life cycle with a focus on program execution, management controls, analyses, and reporting that contribute to product development, achievement of program milestones, and advising and informing leadership.


  • Advise the government on current DoD policies and procedures to support major program decisions and recommend strategies and techniques for successful conclusions

  • Participate in strategic planning, acquisition planning, investment planning, and stakeholder management

  • Prepare, review, and revise acquisition documents by DoD, Department of the Army (DA), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance and requirements, including compliance with applicable policies and regulations from federal, DoD, and DA levels, including but not limited to DoD 5000, 7000, and 8000 Series, Army Regulations (ARs) 1-1 and 70-1, and OMB Circular A-11, “Preparation and Submission of Budget Estimates”

  • Prepare Integrated Master Schedule(s) (IMS) by industry best practices and ensure that schedules include program deliverables, are resource-loaded, contain predecessors and successor relationships, depict a critical path, align with the program/project work breakdown structure (WBS), and indicate the status of each task

  • Assist in the development, staffing, implementation, and maintenance of agreements with external organizations and system owners (e.g., external interfaces)

  • Review and assess the impact of revised or new policy guidance and regulations for the impact

  • Assist in the drafting, revising, maintaining, and coordinating of acquisition documentation required by DoD, DA, and OMB, including but not limited to Business Case Analyses (BCA), Acquisition Strategies and Plans (AS/AP), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE), Services Contract Approval Request (SCAR), Market Research, and Performance Work Statements (PWS), etc.

  • Ensure consistency across acquisition documentation in the project office

  • Draft, coordinate, and submit acquisition reports

  • Lead/perform risk management, including identifying, managing, assessing, and mitigating cost, schedule, and performance risk-determining impacts across all program areas and defining realistic burn-down plans

  • Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate program Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) and Working IPTs (WIPTs) in support of Milestone Decision Reviews

  • Prepare/provide input for Project/Product Monthly Status Review meetings and briefings

  • Lead/participate in program reviews to assess the alignment of activities with acquisition strategy and program plan and determine the feasibility of execution within the defined program baselines

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree OR

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 4+ additional years of experience

  • 11+ years of relevant work experience

  • Working knowledge and application of DoD 5000 and 8000 series and DoD acquisition and contract processes, procedures, and guidance

  • Active Secret or Interim Secret clearance required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • DoD acquisition certifications are preferred.

  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational, scheduling, and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to work well individually or in a group setting.

  • Ability to listen and understand task descriptions and requests.

  • Ability to explain problem resolutions.

  • Ability to quickly respond to time-critical queries from leadership.

  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision or guidance.

How you’ll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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