Sr. Program Planning and Scheduling Manager
Sierra Space—based in Louisville, CO with operations in Madison, WI, Durham, NC, Huntsville, AL, Houston, TX, and Kennedy Space Center, FL—designs and manufactures the Dream Chaser spaceplane and other advanced spacecraft, commercial space destinations, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers, and international organization. Learn more about Sierra Space
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field of study
Higher education may substitute for relevant experience
Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
Proven leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews
Advanced skills in Microsoft Project Professional and familiarity with Earned Value Management (EVM) Tools
Proven experience in the development and maintenance of resource loaded integrated master schedules to include detailed schedule analysis, health assessments, schedule risk assessments, and critical/driving path analysis
Active TS/SCI Clearance or ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance is required
15 years or more of combined work experience in managing scheduling staff and hands on scheduling support.
Experience with new program award and developing Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) from concept to baseline to program execution
Experience leading schedule baseline and cost integration activities resulting in an on time Integrated Baseline Review (IBR)
Strong background and proven competency in Program Controls fundamentals inclusive of program risk management
Ability to cultivate and foster an active network across regulatory groups, sponsors/customers, senior management and other key stakeholders.
Experience with DoD, government contracting and/or public auditing, policies, standards, and procedures
Knowledge of DCMA 14-piont, IPMR DI_MGMT-81861, and Mil Standard 881, IPMDAR
Experience with full Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) cost/schedule integration
Understanding and application of Critical Path Analysis and Schedule Risk Analysis & Schedule Performance and Heath Metric Analysis
Knowledge of engineering design and life cycle concepts
Understanding of Event versus Product based schedules,
Understanding of Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) development
Understanding of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development
Experience in rolling wave planning
Experience in facilitation of resource allocation and leveling; validation of remaining work; identification and resolution of critical path conflicts; analysis of impacts to schedule of any proposed changes
Experience in coaching/mentoring/teaching
Ability to work across multiple software systems and comprehend system relationships
Ability to develop and conduct relevant stakeholder learning sessions.
Foundational understanding of Program Management processes
Knowledge of DoD, government contracting and/or public auditing, policies, standards, and procedures
Support the development and delivery of key employee training to include new employee onboarding, continuous education curriculum, and certification testing
PMP, EVP, and/or PMI-SP Desirable
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
Rarely lifting or carrying up to 25 lbs.
Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
Rarely exposed to loud noises
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.