BAE Systems Project Manager, Modernization in Kingsport, Tennessee

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a Stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Project Manager at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN.

This position will report to theProgram Manager over the assigned portfolio and will support various projects in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Project Integration

  • Scope Management

  • Time Management / Schedules

  • Cost Management

  • Communications Management

  • Risks/Opportunities Management

  • Construction Progress / Construction Monitoring

  • Customer Relations Management

  • Production Coordination

  • Holston Support Groups Coordination (Safety, Environmental, Security, etc.)

  • Prepare Meeting Agendas, Minutes and other Project Documentation

Other duties will include:

o Supports the Program Manager with managing stakeholder interface and expectations

o Supports interface with subcontractors, developing skills for future application in providing leadership and direction to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget constraints.

o Determines project scope of work, project performance objectives, success and acceptance criteria.

o Assigns work and follow-up as project demands.

o Develops project schedules, work packages and execution plans

o Supports the preparation of cost estimates and establishes budgets for the project work elements.

o Partners with Procurement Department to obtain bid quotations from subcontract and materials suppliers.

o Supports functional leadership to assign personnel to project tasks based on needs versus the skill sets and experience to ensure execution of all requirements.

o Tracks and reports project cost and schedule performance.

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Business or similar field (or 6 additional years work experience).

5 years relevant experience to include managing cross-functional teams and managing project schedules in an industrial (preferred chemical industry) environment to deliver commitments or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience managing project risk.

Attention to detail.


Preferred Skills and Education

Demonstrated risk/opportunity management and ability to develop a risk matrix

Demonstrated Earned Value Management (EVM) experience

Program finance experience

Experience in managing construction projects or construction engineering in a chemical process plant

Experience working with subcontractors

Experience with program finance

Experience working within projects on design and engineering, design-build, construction, engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects with a concentration in the industrial and/or chemical sector preferred.

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent.

Experience in managing projects for the US Department of Defense preferred.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services

BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering 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 and services. Platforms & Services designs, develops, produces, supports, maintains, modernizes and upgrades armored combat vehicles, wheeled vehicles, naval guns, surface ship combatants, commercial vessels, missile launchers, artillery systems, military ordnance, and protective wear and armor. Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

Project Manager, Modernization


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