Operations Program Specialist Principal

Provides day-to-day leadership of major programs within Manufacturing, and develops program objectives to ensure that end user requirements will be satisfied while adhering to Life Cycle Management requirements.

Organizes and directs execution of inter-related project tasks. Plans internal and external resources ensuring all project obligations and objectives are met. This includes identifying and acquiring resources, providing project leadership, and anticipating and resolving inter/intra group conflict.

Develops and implements project plans in accordance with the Transition to Production Process and Manufacturing Readiness Level Requirements where applicable, to include detailed task definition, resource requirements, schedule, quality, and cost parameters. Assesses project risks and opportunities and develops risk mitigation plans. Provides regular reports to Program Management.

Communicates summaries and recommendations to the Operations Program Manager based on assessment of internal and external resources. Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports. Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction goals and objectives. Serves as primary interface for internal and external customers.

Represents the company with customers, program management, and subcontractors detailing program status, performance, emerging issues and resolution. Prepares, presents, and defends operations results and recommendations to external customers and internal management. Participates in formal program reviews with customers and internal technical reviews with peers and subordinates.

Perform horizontal integration planning, and interface with other functional areas and IPT members, ensuring that proposals and programs are implemented in accordance with requirements, schedules, and budgets.

Serves as Work Package Manager for all functions within Manufacturing and Production Support Engineering, responsible for overall cost, schedule and technical performance through program development and execution.

Coordinates program initiation within operations. Leads multiple functions in proposal documentation including cost & technical rationale.

Develops new solutions and drives process change to integrate best practices into production processes.

Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies. Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education Familiar with Project Management Body of Knowledge

Ability to plan, organize and manage a sustainment/development project from initial requirements identification through final deployment, to include management of all resources, including personnel, manpower, materials, personnel and schedule.

Excellent Written and Verbal Communications Skills Preferred Skills and Education

1-5 years project management experience

Good knowledge of products and advanced knowledge of functional or technical area

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

The successful candidate will have experience with Microsoft Project or similar automated project management tool. About BAE Systems Platforms & Services Posting 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. With headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, this Platform and Services Group of BAE Systems employs nearly 11,000 professionals at more than 30 locations worldwide. Platform and Services is a global leader in the design, development, production, and service support of armored combat vehicles, major and minor caliber naval guns and missile launchers, canisters, artillery systems, and intelligent munitions. People are the greatest asset in any Company. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression EEO Career Site Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities . females . veterans . individuals with disabilities . sexual orientation . gender identity . gender expression

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