Program Manager

At Northland Controls

Job Description

Job Title:                     Program Manager

Reports To:                PMO, Project Management Office

Department:              Program Management

Location:                    Milpitas, California

What Northland Does

Northland is a world-class global security integrator with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, China and India. We specialize in design, build, integration, and management of high-end Lenel, Software House, S2 global enterprise security systems which include 6 out of 10 of the largest hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley.

We are responsible for single card reader installations in some of the most remote parts of the world, all the way through to the design, deployment and management of large enterprise systems managing up to 300 corporate offices in over 70 countries including datacenters and multi-faceted security operations centers.

With 250 highly trained professionals, all program management, project management, system design, system programming, testing and commissioning is carried out by Northland Controls experts to ensure we deliver the right solution, to the right standard, every time, anywhere in the world. In addition, Northland is supported by a network of over 100 in-country local service partners (LSPs) across the world who partner with Northland to deliver unparalleled world class services to our enterprise customers.

We are trusted to get the job done no matter what. Through word-of-mouth our elite list of customers has rewarded us with phenomenal growth from $1M to $70M in 10 years’. To achieve this, we are always interested in the very best people who share our core values and beliefs, and will “do whatever it takes” to enable our customers to realize their goals. We will take on difficult challenges regardless of where they may lead us, and we will always take the most honorable route to get there.

Our Mission

To be the most trusted and influential leader in the industry. By delivering exceptional services across the world, we are determined to continually surprise our customers, the industry and even ourselves while having fun.

Core Values

  • Be Honorable
  • Take on Challenges
  • Do Whatever it Takes
  • Our People
  • Have Fun

Job Mission

The successful applicant manages a project portfolio ranging from $4,000,000 to $15,000,000 in project value. Program managers are responsible for the entire project lifecycle from budgeting through job completion and after care.

Program managers are responsible for the project scope, schedule, and cost. Program managers attend owner, architect and contractor meetings representing the security interests of our clients.

Defining and managing scope requires project planning and recurring reporting. Program managers establish project plans at the project’s outset and report frequently during the project’s course. They publish the scope and ratify it with interested parties. Scoping includes written statements of work, responsibility matrices, device schedules, and project drawings.

Like project scoping, the program manager defines and manages project schedules. Scheduling requires coordination between multiple interested parties, ratifying the schedule, and executing the schedule. Scheduling requires recurring review of baseline and actual schedules; reviewing requires reporting the revisions to baseline schedules. Schedules are defined by several milestones. Within the milestones work is broken down into tasks. Tasks include durations and staffing levels. Scheduling is often done using Gantt charts, but other methods can be used as well

Managing cost requires establishing a project budget and work packages, executing the project in line with the budget, and reporting status. Forecasting future costs and invoicing are also required. Simple reporting includes estimated versus actual costs, a more sophisticated approach is earned value.

Attending owners, architect and contractor meeting is in interactive experience. Project manager’s review published meeting notes and highlight their responsibilities. They execute their assigned duties and they report on their progress. They also take and publish copious notes. During the meeting they answer questions and present their project plans and requirements.

With some portfolios, program managers are assisted by an entry level project manager or project manager.  Entry level project managers support the program manager in producing reports and schedules. Program managers mentor entry level project managers.

Project managers working with program managers responsible for individual projects. Like program managers project managers are responsible for the entire project’s lifecycle. They are responsible for fewer projects and less annual revenue


  • Bachelor of Science degree, preferably in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or construction management
  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute
  • 10 years of project management experience


  • Delivers completed projects to our clients
  • Mentors entry level project managers
  • Manages project managers
  • Develops a relationship with the decision makers of customers.
  • Present a professional image of company when speaking to customers.
  • Maintains current job plans and specifications.
  • Manages project designs.
  • Maintains construction schedule and coordinates scheduling with other trades.
  • Maintains all records of job status, job changes, material flow and other control records and prepares reports for internal and external use.
  • Manages job costs
  • Forecasts future costs
  • Reports on project costs and invoices

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