Project Specialist

BAE Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors and a Stable Fortune 500 Company, is hiring a Project Specialist at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport, TN.

This position will report to the Holston NAC/SAC (Nitric Acid Concentrator / Sulfuric Acid Concentrator) Project Manager and will support the Holston NAC/SAC project in areas including, but not limited to:

  • Project Integration
  • Scope Management
  • Time Management / Schedules
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management
  • Communications Management
  • Risks/Opportunities Management
  • Construction Progress / Construction Monitoring
  • Customer Relations Management
  • Production Coordination
  • Holston Support Groups Coordination (Safety, Environmental, Security, etc.)
  • Prepare Meeting Agendas, Minutes and other Project Documentation

o Supports the Project Manager with managing stakeholder interface and expectations

o Supports interface with subcontractors, developing skills for future application in providing leadership and direction to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget constraints.

o Determines project scope of work, project performance objectives, success and acceptance criteria.

o Assigns work and follow-up as project demands.

o Develops project schedules, work packages and execution plans

o Supports the preparation of cost estimates and establishes budgets for the project work elements.

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

o Supports functional leadership to assign personnel to project tasks based on needs versus the skill sets and experience to ensure execution of all requirements.

o Tracks and reports project cost and schedule performance. Minimum Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years work experience or equivalent experience Required Skills and Education Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, Business or similar field and 5 years relevant experience to include managing cross-functional teams and managing project schedules in an industrial (preferred chemical industry) environment to deliver commitments or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Preferred Skills and Education Preferred Education: MBA

Preferred Skills:

o Demonstrated risk/opportunity management and ability to develop a risk matrix

o Demonstrated Earned Value Management (EVM) experience

o Experience in managing construction projects or construction engineering in a chemical process plant

o Experience working with subcontractors

o Experience with program finance

o Experience working within projects on design and engineering, design-build, construction, engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects with a concentration in the industrial and/or chemical sector preferred.

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

o Experience in managing projects for the US Department of Defense preferred.

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

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