Director - Modernization Program Management

    • Roanoke, VA

Job Description

BAE Systems Inc. is currently recruiting for a Director of Modernization to join our Ordnance Systems business. In this role you will function as the senior lead for the Modernization team. The successful candidate will work closely with the OSI Leadership Team to ensure successful delivery of business and customer objectives.

Operations & Administrative Duties

-Direct the delivery of Modernization functioning as the Construction expert within the Modernization team.
-Provides construction management oversight to all Modernization programs across the OSI Business (Holston and Radford).
-Establishes and maintains Construction safety goals and metrics that will be monitored and managed across all Modernization projects.
-Works with program teams to develop effective management techniques for the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of projects from inception to completion for the purpose of controlling schedule, cost, and quality.
-Works closely with Program Teams in evaluation of design content for constructability and compliance with basis documents, schedule and budget.
-Reviews and approves estimates and project budgets. Monitors reporting of project costs. Works closely with Project Team to forecast final cost of project periodically. Thoroughly challenges cost report basis assumptions to ensure conservative, accurate forecasting of project cost.
-Engages customer on high priority construction related issues in conjunction with the Modernization Program Managers
-Identifies and assesses risks and problem areas while supporting development of mitigation and recovery plans with least impact to business and customer objectives.
-Fosters capturing of Best Practices and Lessons Learned and ensures that the appropriate practices and lessons properly applied throughout the business.
-Develops processes and procedures to enhance and standardize the business approach towards managing construction projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

-Provide construction expertise/oversight to program teams for all Modernization projects/programs.
-Ensures successful requirements development and flowdown to subcontractors/suppliers working with the Mod Team and functional leadership.
- Works with the Modernization Leadership Team to ensure objectives established within the Mod organization are being monitored and met.
-Develops and ensures achievement of safety objectives.
-Works closely with Organizational Learning and Development (OD&L) and Program Management Capability to develop and implement effective training in Construction Management Special projects as assigned.

Required Skills and Education

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a related discipline or an equivalent technical degree.

A minimum of 15 years of experience in Project Delivery, 10 of which must be in a Construction Project Management leadership role.

Consummate professional in customer facing engagements including delivering challenging information on bids, program execution challenges, and joint BAE/USG requirements definition efforts. Ability to communicate effectively across multiple levels and dimensions of customer/stakeholder community.

Proven cross-functional collaboration and integration skills with peers, peer organizations and subordinates. Able to implement and recognize risk early warning indicators and collaborate with other P&L and functional organizations to deliver successfully. Skillful at navigating a matrix organization.

Strong bid/proposal management skills. Able to navigate and define the "grey" in customer requirements. Meet tight timelines. Adapt bids across multiple design/build prime and subcontract structures. Able to communicate value to customer in either competitive or sole/single-source DoD environment.

Mature internal management communication skills. Able to translate subject matter expert knowledge into executive level decision briefs up to CEO level. Able to articulate, bound and defend risk management position.

A leader who embraces the behavior aspects of high performance teams as much as the results. Brings others on the journey by clearly articulating a vision and consistently living the values of the organization.

Preferred Skills and Education

Preferred Skills and Education

Master's Degree, Construction Management

-A minimum of 10 years of experience in Project Delivery in Department of Defense (DOD) project delivery.

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We celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.

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