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BAE Systems Air Vehicle Senior Program Manager in Hill AFB, Utah

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BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Senior Program Manager , with extensive leadership and weapon system development experience, for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation ICBM weapon system.

Why BAE Systems? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800 BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30G Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the YLGM-182A Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a Top Workplace in Utah based on employee feedback for three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and world-class snow skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to five amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program is an enormous and complex Mega-Project modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, GBSD is one of the Department of Defense s (DoD s) most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. GBSD is the DoD s newest official program of record, having just achieved Acquisitions Milestone B. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project - the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2026, and remain operational until at least 2075. GBSD is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

Tell me about this job: This position will directly support the BAE Systems Air Vehicle Equipment (AVE) Division Lead and the government s AVE Division Chief (a Senior Materiel Leader) as they acquire the missile system for the next generation ICBM. Duties will include leading a team of project managers and engineers who are providing expert advice and support to GBSD Division leaders on all AVE system aspects throughout the acquisition lifecycle. Areas of responsibility that fall under AVE include: Reentry Vehicle, Booster, Post-Boost, and Guidance & Control technologies.

To successfully field the new weapon system, the GBSD program requires a highly-experienced senior program manager with a willingness to lead, learn, and contribute in a fast-paced environment. The applicant must possess high energy, a proactive nature, intense attention to detail, and a strong motivation to make a difference. They must be comfortable working with changing priorities. The ability to switch tasks and multi-task with minimal disruption is a must.

Specifically, this BAE Systems team member will serve as a senior program manager responsible for supporting the government customer in the creation, review, and assessment of products supporting acquisition requirements and timelines. This team member will assist in leading the day-to-day operations of the AVE Division including: strategy development; customer response; recruiting; retention; training; resource allocation; project execution; reporting to senior leadership; and schedule development/management. The position interacts with U.S. Air Force senior leaders, as well as other GBSD team partners from Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs). This team member will also coordinate and integrate actions with other senior program managers, senior engineers, logisticians, testers, and external agencies.

This is a rare opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, digital engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent, on-schedule. Do not miss this!

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.

This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, due to special-access, classified working environment.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in direct program management.

  • Extensive experience with military technology development.

  • Must have a current Secret or Top Secret security clearance with background investigation closed no greater than 6 years prior to hiring and must be eligible for SAP clearance.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Master s Degree in relevant field is desirable.

  • Strong knowledge of ICBM weapon systems is highly desirable.

  • Military leadership experience highly desirable.

  • Self-motivated with exceptional verbal and written communications skills in addition to sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating, and negotiating with customer and company personnel.

  • Familiarity with DoD acquisitions activities in accordance with DoD Directive 5000.01 and DoD Instruction 5000.02, as well as any other relevant U.S. law, DoD, CJCS, USAF, or other Service Component directives, policies, instructions, or guides.

Air Vehicle Senior Program Manager


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