Program Planner Principal - Paragon Program

POSTED ON 6/29/2020 CLOSED ON 7/15/2020
BAE Systems Hired Organization Address Nashua, NH Full Time

Job Posting for Program Planner Principal - Paragon Program at BAE Systems


Job Description
You don’t see it, but it’s there. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics –from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F-35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems, you’ll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry’s most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first –exemplified by our missions: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®” and “We Innovate For Those Who Move The WorldTM.” Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

Electronic Combat Solutions (ECS) has technology, engineering and program teams that educate and mentor colleagues to deliver leading Electronic Warfare capabilities. We welcome all those who have big ideas, crave innovation, want to drive fielding velocity and have the passion to bring the warfighter home safe.


Join the BAE Systems Program Planning team as a Program Planner Principal, supporting the dynamic and challenging Electronic Combat Systems (ECS) business area. As part of our Program Excellence organization, you will work closely with the Program Management and Risk Management teams to coordinate and execute key critical planning support on our Defense Industry programs.

As a Principal Program Planner at BAE Systems, you will facilitate the development of Integrated Master Plans (IMP) and Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) that will guide program execution and serve as the basis for Earned Value performance. You will also work closely with Program Managers and Control Account Managers, and Program Finance analysts to communicate Schedule status, monitor program schedule performance through critical/driving path analyses.

The Program Planning team is a trusted business partner, providing information and innovative solutions for decision-making that are critical to delivering quality products and capabilities to our customers and, ultimately, the warfighter. We are committed to employee growth and development, encouraging employees to build a long-term career here at BAE Systems. In addition to challenging day-to-day assignments, employees are provided opportunities to pursue special projects, participate in formal and informal mentoring programs, networking events and job rotation opportunities, providing a diverse exposure to other areas of the organization. These opportunities could be in the areas of Program Planning Functional Management, Program Management, Risk Management, Finance, Contracts and Operations, to name just a few.

Required Skills and Education
  • Lead/facilitate the planning, establishment and maintenance of the Performance Measurement Baseline.
  • Communicate schedule guidelines/techniques to program team for IMP/IMS development
  • Ensure that all schedules are fully compliant with internal policies, customer, and industry requirements (DID 81861 IPMR).
  • Develop and conduct critical and driving path analyses on the baseline schedule in compliance with, internal, customer, and industry requirements (DID 81861 IPMR).
  • Identify trends using common schedule Metrics (DCMA 14pt, BEI, EVAS data driven metrics, etc.), suggest corrective actions in a timely manner and supports implementation.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of US DoD schedule policies and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) requirements.
  • Resource load budgets into schedules to support EVMS measurement and reporting.
  • Perform Schedule Assessments and Analyses on the baseline IMS to identify schedule risks and opportunities.
  • Routinely assist program management by monitoring SPI/CPI and BEI performance and preparing schedule status reports for customer and/or business management reviews
  • Perform and analyze schedule risk assessments (SRA) as required
  • Ability to develop solutions to complex problems using ingenuity & innovation
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence diverse work teams
  • Ability to prioritize and self-manage a multi-tasked workload in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to make decisions with sound judgment while complying with policies and procedures
  • Proficient in MS Project or other Planning SW, MS Excel, and MS Office applications
  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or similar; or equivalent experience, and at least six (6) years of planning/scheduling experience; or a Master’s Degree and four (4) years of related experience.


Preferred Skills and Education
  • Experience with Cobra, and Schedule Risk SW.
  • Experience with project forecasting and analysis, particularly in a US Defense environment
  • Understanding and knowledge with regards to industry Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide (PASEG)
  • Risk management experience
  • Ability to challenge and improve knowledge of industry practices and standards as well as company policies
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional and effective relationships with internal and external customers


About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

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