Sr Project Mgmt Liaison - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The High Energy Laser (HEL) is in the forefront and enabler of EWS business growth. This position requires a highly skilled and competent program operations team member with advanced program start up and leadership skills to fully engage all functional organizations.

This individual is responsible for early development phases of EO/IR and Laser technology feeding several High Energy Laser Programs in McKinney Texas. This position offers exposure to SAS’s broad manufacturing footprint, operations strategy, and engineering technology developments. This position provides opportunities to quickly learn, create solutions, and make a positive impact on critical business needs. Early projects provide a unique opportunity to make a measurable impact and gain credibility, while developing business acumen in the defense industry.

We are a fast-paced, customer-responsive, and dynamic team. The program operations manager must ensure alignment with customers’ requirements as well as achieving internal business targets, financial goals, and ultimately supporting the long term business road map.

The selected individual will perform the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary interface across all required Operations value streams
  • Support Make/Buy/Where strategy and execution; utilize strong data analysis for decision making and project management skill-sets to ensure effective decisions.
  • Support design-for-manufacturing efforts by advancing product technology road mapping to identify gaps and request capital for production assembly, test equipment, and facilities.
  • Execution of Operations IPDS tasks from gate -1 through gate 11 (overall responsibility of development through transition to production).
  • Management and coordination of manufacturing resources to support program requirements
  • Ensure operational risks are identified, contained, and managed throughout each phase of business pursuit and program execution
  • Ensure Operations engagement in engineering development, design and test requirements verification, including the transition of design to production
  • Lead multi-functional teams in problem resolution and continuous improvement activities with an emphasis on six sigma, lean practices and other analytical improvement methods and tools
  • The ability to maintain positive relationships with program management, cross-functional program leadership, suppliers, customers and government representatives.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
  • Experience with an MRP system and production planning tools
  • Flexibility and agility of working in an undefined development environment where processes and procedures may not always exist
  • Experience with Raytheon processes such as IPDS, Common PDM, R6s, PRISM/Apex and VM.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate program status, issues, and resolution plans across all major stakeholders including Raytheon senior management, customers, and major subcontractors
  • Ability to acquire DoD security clearance
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Active DoD Security clearance
  • Knowledge of transition to manufacturing planning/scheduling concepts
  • Direct related experience in operations, project engineering or project management on development and production programs with prior leadership skills in a team-based manufacturing environment
  • Experience with the implementation, management, planning, and engineering efforts associated with a manufacturing organization
  • Experience with business and project management tools and procedures (e.g., IPDS, EVMS, IMS/IMP, Risk Management, financial forecasts, and EAC)
  • Problem solving, Leadership, and ability to interface across all functions, Team building, basic computer skills (MS Excel, MS Powerpoint)
  • Earned Value (EVMS) experience, qualification and certification

Required Education:
Bachelor Degree in Business, Engineering, Science or Mathematics


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.