Program Manager II Modernization

Job Description

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defense contractors and a stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Program Manager at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant.

Reporting to the Program Director - Modernization, the Program Manager II will support a portfolio of projects valued over $100 million at Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Specific duties and responsibilities of this position include the following:

o Ownership of project quality, budget and schedule.

o Monitors specific projects at Holston with regard to the following project management practice areas that he/she is assigned to manage:

- Project Integration

- Scope Management

- Time Management (schedules)

- Cost Management

- Change Management

- Proposal Generation

- Communications Management

- Risks/Opportunities Management

- Construction Progress / Construction Monitoring

- Customer Relations Management

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

o Provides regular reports to the Program Director, Modernization Team, and OSI Senior Leadership on all projects at Holston projects he/she is responsible for.

o Solves complex technical problems by providing leadership for developing project plans and their implementation.

o Communicates summaries and recommendations to the Program Director based on assessment of internal and external resources.

o Foresees difficulties and reacts to communicate and avoid misunderstanding.

o Serves as primary interface for internal and external customers.

o Point of contact for subcontractors, providing leadership and direction to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget constraints.

o Determines project scope of work, project performance criteria and fitness for use.

o Identifies work elements of the project.

o Assigns work and follow-up as project demands.

o Sequences and schedules the project work elements and determines the resources required for each work element.

o Prepares cost estimates and establishes budgets for the project work elements.

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

BAE Systems helps protect those who protect us. At our R&D and manufacturing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN, we do this by developing safer explosives for our government and commercial customers. Holston AAP has provided high quality explosives for our soldiers since WWII and will continue to push the frontier of energetic material synthesis and manufacturing with your help. Learn more about this area of our business at

Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

o A four-year degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management or closely related degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
o At least 10 years relevant and progressive experience managing multi-million dollar industrial or commercial construction projects.
o At least 10 years successful project management experience with profit and loss responsibility.
o Experience managing a portfolio or single project in excess of $30M.
o Experience managing project schedules and coordinating subcontractors.
o Must be comfortable directing subcontractors as well as engineering and logistical activities to support construction projects.
o Solution-oriented attitude.

Preferred Skills and Education

o Industrial construction experience.
o Experience as a construction manager or site superintendent.
o A minimum of 15 years of experience working within projects on design and engineering, design-build, construction, or engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects with a concentration in the industrial sector preferred.
o Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or equivalent.
o Experience managing State or Federally funded projects.
o Experience managing projects in the chemical industry.
o Experience developing project proposals and defining project scopes.
o Skilled in interfacing with executive management.
o OSHA 30 Construction Safety certification.
o Experience managing programs in excess of $80 million.

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

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