Post Boost Branch Project Manager with Security Clearance

BAE Systems
Hill Afb, Utah
May 23, 2024
May 26, 2024
Safety / Security
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description BAE Systems is seeking a dynamic and exceptional Project Manager to support the Post Boost Attitude Control Module (PBACM) Team on the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) system, knowns as the Sentinel ICBM Program. As a Project Manager, you will play a crucial role in providing guidance and oversight throughout the lifecycle of the PBACM acquisition process, from planning and design through implementation and delivery. Why Sentinel (formerly GBSD)?
The Sentinel Program is an enormous and complex "Mega-Project" modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt, Sentinel is one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment or replacement of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is one of the DoD's newest official "programs of record," having recently achieved Acquisitions Milestone B and enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remaining operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply not available with smaller projects. Job Description:
In this role will serve as an integral part of the LGM-35A Sentinel Aerospace Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Post Boost Branch. The AVE Division plays a critical role within the Sentinel program, focusing on evaluating the design of solid rocket motors, guidance, navigation, and control equipment, and post-boost liquid propulsion systems. The Post Boost Branch collaborates closely with the customer to ensure meticulous alignment with project requirements throughout the design and development phases. The ideal candidate will forge strong partnerships with both our customers and our dedicated team of engineers and project managers. Together, they will pioneer innovation, conduct risk assessments, thoroughly evaluate schedule impacts, and orchestrate activities towards achieving success of the Post Boost Propulsion System. Duties include:
Strategic Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans to guide the acquisition process effectively.
Stakeholder Coordination: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including government agencies, contractors, and cross-functional teams, to ensure alignment and successful execution. Requirement Management: Work Closely with the customer to understand and document project requirements, ensuring they are clearly defined and achievable within project constraints.
Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks and challenges associated with the acquisition process, conducting thorough risk assessments, and implementing mitigation strategies to minimize impacts.
Schedule Management: Monitor project progress against Earned Value (EV) Metrics and planned schedules, utilizing EV tools and techniques to identify potential delays and recommend corrective actions to keep the program on schedule.
Cost management: Utilize EV principles to manage project expenditures against earned value metrics and allocated budgets, tracking expenses and recommend cost-saving measure to maximize value for the program.
Quality Assurance: Ensure all deliverables meet the requirement, standards, and customer expectations.
Compliance and Regulations: Ensure compliance with all relevant DoD Acquisition regulations, policies, and procedures, including FAR, DFARS, and DCAA requirements.
Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency gains within the acquisition process, implementing best practices and lessons learned to enhance program outcomes and performance. Communication: Facilitate regular communication with stakeholders, provide updates on project status, milestones achieved, and key decisions to ensure alignment and transparency throughout the program.
Leadership: ensure a cohesive and dynamic team atmosphere, guiding and supporting project team members under the oversight of the leadership to optimize their capabilities and enhance their contributions to the program.Why BAE Systems?
BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah is closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30G Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a "Top Workplace" in Utah based on employee feedback for four consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We strive very hard to ensure this is a great place to work! Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow, and belong. This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, due to the special-access classified working environment and is not conducive to regular "telework" or remote schedules. Required Education, Experience, & Skills Required Education, Experience, & Skills:
7 years of demonstrated experience (5 years with a Master's degree) in Project Management in support of defense systems, technology, or research and development activities.
Experience managing mid-sized projects or serving as a key contributor on larger projects.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to effectively lead cross-functional teams and communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate alternatives and implement solutions.
Adaptability and resilience in managing project complexities and navigating challenges that arise during execution.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines while maintaining quality standards.
Strong interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation, and collaboration, to foster teamwork and build positive relationships with team members and stakeholders.
The ability to achieve and maintain a US DoD Secret Security Clearance. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills:
An active Secret or higher US DoD Security Clearance
A Bachelor's degree or higher in: Engineering, Business Administration, Project Management, or equivalent. Experience with project management software and tools such as JIRA, Trello, or Smartsheet to streamline project planning, tracking, and collaboration.
Familiarity with Agile project management methodologies and practices, including Scrum, Kanban, or Lean, to adapt to changing project requirements and deliver value iteratively.
Experience with stakeholder management and engagement strategies, including conducting stakeholder analysis, managing expectations, and fostering strong relationships to ensure project success.
Strong presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate project status, updates, and key decisions to stakeholders through presentations, meeting, or reports.
Familiarity with project risk management practices, including risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies, to proactively manage project risks and minimize potential impacts. Knowledge of change management principles and techniques to effectively manage project scope changes, stakeholder requests, and project dependencies while minimizing disruption to project timelines and objectives. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $91980 - $156330 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 . click apply for full job details