BAE Systems Senior Program Planner in York, Pennsylvania
BAE Systems, Combat Vehicles division is currently recruiting for a Senior Program Planner to join the Program Management Office in York, PA. This is a new position in a growing department and we are hoping to find talent that believes in our mission, wants to learn and grow with the Program Management team, and gets excited about the details in keeping a project on track. This position is requiring a more senior level of experience and can be located in York, PA, Sterling Heights, MI, or has the potential to be remote for the right level of experience.
As a Senior Program Planner your day to day activities will include the following:
Function independently to assist program managers research, develop, implement, and maintain the integrated master plan and schedules, processes, and practices.
Responsible for the monitoring and measurement of progress, the identification and working of program-wide issues, and addressing of tasks received from project management and external agencies with respect to integrated master schedules and plans.
Assist with the integration of activities of all functions in the contract, ensuring that they flow smoothly together to achieve the objective results.
Assist program managers in the definition of, and articulate problems in the conduct of the program, and propose and help implement workable solutions to remedy those problems. The problems, as well as the solutions, will not necessarily be obvious, and will require extrapolative thinking.
Clearly communicate issues and resolutions to project management in both written and verbal means. Prepare presentations to senior management containing metrics and explanations of data.
Assist in negotiation with the customer to achieve a BAE Systems advantage in the scheduling and management of the program.
Responsible for contract deliverables related to the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Master Plan (IMP).
Assist in the coordination of program-wide review meetings with appropriate personnel (i.e., team leads, government contacts and program management) by coordinating agendas and minutes. The individual will assist in the closure of assigned follow-up actions resulting from program-wide reviews. May lead program review meetings for scheduling.
Understand the impacts of schedule issues to not only the program and related EVMS reporting, but how those conditions impact BAE Systems internal financial projects including IPBBs, QBR, etc., etc.
Support the staff in preparing to pass all internal and external audits. Provides direction to lower level staff.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of relevant discipline(s), industry practices, trends, and applications. Advises management on new developments and programs.
May direct the work of less senior personnel.
Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience
Required Skills and Education
Expert level mastery of scheduling tools such as Open Plan Professional (latest version), Microsoft Project (latest version), Milestones Professional, Acumen Fuse and Risk, Vision, Adobe and Excel spreadsheets to assist the managers in development of meaningful schedules.
Subject Matter Expertise in program cost/schedule, earned value management, monitoring and measurement of progress, identifying and solving program-wide issues, and addressing tasks received from senior management and external agencies.
Expert communicator with all stakeholders on how to ease/improve the planning/scheduling process. Good interpersonal skills to coordinate and communicate with IPT leads, program management, and customer representatives. Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to customer/management.
Ability to lead and mentor lower level staff.
Subject matter expertise in developing and maintaining integrated program plans and schedules and the ability to analyze, integrate, and format cost/schedule information to program management and customers. Provide risk reduction implementation plans to project personnel.
Understanding of overall program life cycle activities and how they relate to the integrated master schedule and the claiming of earned value.
Understanding of the defense industry in relation to internal financial projection including but not limited to order intake, sales, profit, working capital elements affecting cash, etc., etc.
Working knowledge of contractual, programmatic and technical topics as they relate to program scheduling and execution.
Ability to function with minimal direct guidance and achieve job objectives with a significant degree of independence.
Preferred Skills and Education
Bachelor degree and 8 years experience in DoD environment preferred or Master's Degree 6 years relevant experience.
High level of proficiency in requisite toolset.
PMP certification would be the preferred credential.
DOD EVMS Scheduling experience on major programs is recommended.
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
Senior Program Planner
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