Project Manager / Event Planner
Posted on 11/30/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Global provider of cloud solutions and advanced engineering.
Company Overview
SMX, a global technology and advanced engineering provider, stands out for its 25-year track record of consistent growth and its commitment to delivering tailored, effective solutions to government and commercial enterprises. The company's culture is centered around employee growth and community support, offering competitive benefits and excellent work environments. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, SMX's flexibility and agility allow it to adapt quickly to specific customer requirements, making it a leader in the fields of Cloud Solutions, C5ISR, and Advanced Engineering/IT.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Hollywood, Maryland

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Honolulu, HI, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Business & Strategy
  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering, or a related technical field. Bachelor's degree in event management, hospitality, or a related field preferred. Associate degree and additional experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's.
  • Strong knowledge of military customs, traditions, and etiquette.
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of technical project management or military event planning experience.
  • Proficiency in event planning software and tools.
  • Strong communication, briefing, and writing skills; ability to communicate in a professional manner in person, by telephone, and through written correspondence.
  • Ability to complete tasks within required timeframes with no supervision.
  • Expert at use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Project.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • 25% travel at a minimum
  • Independently execute and monitor project activities.
  • Engage offices within the customer organization to address mission requirements.
  • Relay pertinent information to relevant stakeholders by collaborating closely with team members and provide briefings to senior officials when necessary.
  • Manage changes to scope, cost and schedule of project work.
  • Prepare and update project plans and status reports for briefings.
  • Coordinate cross-functional meetings of personnel related to project.
  • Establish effective communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Update and maintain production and quality metrics for assigned projects.
  • Work with customer and partners to problem-solve and facilitate issues and situations.
  • Collaborate with military and defense clients to plan and design events that align with their objectives, ensuring attention to detail and adherence to military protocol.
  • Identify suitable venues for military events, considering factors such as security, capacity, and accessibility, while coordinating with relevant authorities for approvals.
  • Oversee event logistics, including transportation, equipment, and security arrangements, to ensure the smooth flow of events.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of military customs and protocol, including flag etiquette, seating arrangements, and the handling of military honors.
  • Liaise with vendors and contractors to secure necessary services, such as catering, audiovisual equipment, and decorations, ensuring they meet military standards.
  • Develop and manage event budgets, ensuring cost-effectiveness and adherence to financial constraints.
  • Supervise event setup, execution, and breakdown, ensuring that all activities occur according to the established timeline and military standards.
  • Identify potential risks and contingencies for military events, developing plans to mitigate any issues that may arise.
  • Ensure the comfort and satisfaction of attendees, including VIPs and senior military officials, by providing exceptional service and support.
  • Conduct post-event evaluations to assess the success of each event, gather feedback, and make recommendations for improvements.
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with USINDOPACOM
  • Intra-agency or joint command experience