Manager I Program Planning - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Colorado Springs
United States

Raytheon IIS is seeking someone to facilitate and integrate the program planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting on the NISSC Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, in Colorado Springs Colo. The successful candidate must understand Engineering Software/Hardware development processes to develop logical program plans while working with program management, business management, contracts personnel, senior engineering/technical personnel, and other functional or support organizations and senior customer representatives. This role directly contributes to the continued improvement and implementation of new project planning and scheduling concepts, techniques, policies and procedures to meet Program Manager, Raytheon, and customer requirements; establishes and maintains schedule baselines; facilitates the development/updates of the Integrated Master Plan (IMP), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS) and program team structure. Additional responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining the program Master Phasing Schedule, perform related variance analysis and possesses a complete understanding of related scheduling policies; must understand schedule critical path and performs related analysis, as well as analyze schedule probability of success (Schedule Risk Analysis), and be able to explain and defend schedules to the customer; and work with engineers on key items in the schedule to develop alternatives in order to improve the critical path and probabilities of success. The candidate will provide data and reporting formats for all types and levels of program reviews and prepares written and verbal reports to management regarding schedule variances and conducts or participates in various types of independent assessments.

The candidate will work with the customer and internal program offices to identify business reporting expectations and develop/maintain an Earned Value approach to meet objectives, and then successfully deliver all contractual artifacts to the customer. Must understand the integration of numerous complex systems; recognize program risks (including technical risks), and recommend mitigation strategies. This role will also involve the management of more junior planners.

Required Skills:

  • 6+ years of project planning/scheduling experience
  • Expertise with developing/maintaining an IMP/IMS
  • Experience managing plans and schedules in a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to determine and communicate critical path and perform related analysis
  • Extensive experience with Cost/Schedule integration
  • Advanced experience with EVMS
  • Extensive experience with risk analysis
  • Advanced expertise with Microsoft Project and other Microsoft Office tools, including the ability to use MS Excel to analyze schedule data
  • Accuracy and attention to details are essential and must be able to work well with others, work independently, and respond to short deadlines
Desired Skills:
  • PMP certification is a plus.
Required Education (including Major):
  • Bachelor degree in a business or technical related major or equivalent combination of education and experience (Bachelor Degree = 8 years of additional applicable experience)
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Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.