Nuclear Weapons Project Manager

    • Albuquerque, NM

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a Nuclear Weapons Manager to join our team in Albuquerque, NM for an exciting opportunity supporting sustainment of the Minuteman III (MM III) Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) weapon system and the acquisition of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system to replace MM III. The MM III is a 1970s era weapon system and is scheduled to be retained as the United States military's prompt, global strike deterrent system until the early 2030s. In order to successfully field a new weapon system, the GBSD program requires a comprehensive nuclear surety and certification strategy that ensures the system safe and secure well into the future.

The Nuclear Weapons Manager will augment organic resources by providing weapon system expertise support to the government customer in maintaining the nuclear surety, nuclear certification, and mission assurance programs for the MMIII and acquiring these same attributes for the GBSD weapon systems in accordance with requirements detailed in Department of Defense, United States Strategic Command, and Air Force directives, manuals and instructions. The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing as a member of an Integrated Product Team (IPT), accountable to the Program Manager, providing nuclear surety support for Air Force Strategic Systems, including monitoring for compliance with applicable Department of Defense, United States Strategic Command, and Air Force directives, manuals and instructions
  • Evaluating plans and criteria for technical activities in his/her specialty and recommending alternatives as required to comply with customer and company obligations. May lead projects or segments of major projects responsible for achievement of schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
  • Reviewing and providing assessment and assistance to programs on Nuclear Certification Impact Statements (NCIS), Certification Requirement Plans (CRP), Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports (NSAR), Nuclear Surety Evaluation Reports (NSER), Nuclear Surety Briefings, Point Papers, White Papers, Safety & Nuclear Surety Technical Memoranda, Nuclear Certification Plans (NCP), Engineering Evaluation Reports (EER), Software Certification Plans (SCP), Engineering Technical Analysis Requests (ETARs), and changes to the Master Nuclear Certification List (MNCL)
  • Assisting with minimizing and managing risks to Nuclear Design Certification of the MM III and GBSD weapon systems
  • Attending conferences and meetings to represent assigned activity. Developing working group meeting agendas, preparing and consolidating briefing materials, meeting minutes, and answers to action items assigned by other agencies or organizations
  • Conducting research in areas which require a moderate level of expertise and knowledge in areas of specialization and some related fields. Maintaining knowledge in area of specialization and awareness of developments in the remaining related fields, including extensive contributions to proposal efforts when requested by management
  • Performing various other duties as assigned by senior management

This position is located at 2309 Renard Place in in Albuquerque, New Mexico, near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Please note, pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship.

Required Skills and Education
  • High School/GED with 12+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons or;
  • Associates Degree with 10+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons or;
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with 8+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons or;
  • Master of Science Degree with 6+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons or;
  • PhD with 4+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons
Required Skills:
  • Able to obtain a U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance
  • Possess at least 8 years progressive responsibility in providing technical leadership
  • Experience with ICBM weapon systems, nuclear storage facilities, nuclear surety requirements, and/or military technologies
  • Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize daily tasks with minimal supervision
  • Possess strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, external vendors, various levels of management and internal clients with assorted levels of computer experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Associates or Bachelor's degree or higher with 20+ years of experience working with nuclear weapons
  • Current U.S. Government security clearance highly desired (but not required)
  • Experience with nuclear weapons, specifically requirements for storing, handling, transporting, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, maintaining, and modifying nuclear warheads, bombs, missiles, reentry vehicles and systems, launchers, pylons, ejector racks, penetration aids, associated test and handling equipment
  • Experience with nuclear surety, safety, and nuclear certification requirements highly desired
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