Program Manager I with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Westminster, Colorado
May 17, 2024
May 22, 2024
Safety / Security
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate

The Tactical Solutions Strategic Business Unit delivers mission system solutions, from specialized antennas to electro-optical technologies, to the warfighter. Our systems enhance the performance of various military platforms, from aircraft and land vehicles to ships and satellites, and give warfighters the advantage they need to take action, identify targets and defend against evolving threats. What You'll Do: Manage dynamic and highly technical development and/or production programs with emphasis on design, fabrication, and test of tactical RF systems.
Responsible for overall program leadership, direction and guidance that ensures successful program execution in accordance with the budget, schedule, contract, Statement of Work (SOW) and Technical Specifications.
Develop and monitor fidelity of the program baseline including definition of tasks, program budgets and program schedules.
Define, secure, organize and direct staff, resources, standards, processes, procedures and tools essential for the successful completion of a program.
Provide sound leadership and team building to motivate, influence and effectively apply the program staff.
Develop good internal/external communication systems.
Act as the main interface with the Customer and main BAE Systems, Inc. representative on all program related subjects.
Ensure that program requirements, purposes, objectives, and expectations are communicated and flowed-down to the internal team and subcontractors.
Resolve conflicts, demands and priorities on assigned programs.
Recognize, develop, and work to win potential follow-on work, increased scope, and additional programs within the appropriate program Customer contacts.
Work unplanned program issues to a best solution, including development of plans-forward, escalation and increased resources, as required.
Identify and manage unique material, process, and supply chain issues related to the development of new technology hardware.
Ensure the resulting hardware is fully qualified, documented, and ready to enter rate production.
Communicate program status to BAE Systems, Inc. and Customer Senior Leadership.
Manage and support proposals, as required. Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site five days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS/BA in related field plus 10 years or more related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
A current, active Secret security clearance is required.
Experience in program and procurement management responsibilities for tactical hardware.
Demonstrate ability to work successfully with demanding customers, difficult schedules, and technically challenging projects.
Ability to self-start and understand the big picture as well as technical, budget and schedule issues at the detail level.
Familiarity with general government contractual requirements.
Experience with an ISO 9001 environment.
Ability to utilize standard program status tools including: Earned Value (EV) and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) including variance reporting.
Program performance reporting status including program highlights, Cost Performance Index (CPI), Schedule Performance Index (SPI), schedule progress, technical status and Customer Relations.
Technical Performance Metrics (TPM's) including current progress of key technical performance parameters against requirements.
Thorough understanding of the risk and opportunity management process as related to program plan.
Thorough understanding of Change Control process to control, monitor and resolve internal and external changes related to Program plan.
Comfortable and competent with MS Office computer tools including: Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Office.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent presentation development and delivery skills. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Degree in engineering or physics.
A current, active Top Secret security clearance with current SCI eligibility.
A track record of successfully managing the design, fabrication, and test of new technologies and developmental hardware as well as a proven record of success transitioning that hardware into rate production preferred.
Experience with subcontract management and supplier oversight. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $144000 - $199000 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.