Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System Integration (WSI) Program Director

in Huntsville, AL

Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System Integration (WSI) Program Director Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    63742BR

  • Job Location

    Huntsville, AL 35806, US

  • Job Category

    Business Development, Strategy & Planning

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    Top Secret/SCI

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    25%

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for a senior and experienced Program Director to join our team in Huntsville, AL for an exciting opportunity supporting the capture and execution of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Weapon System Integration (WSI) contract. Initially supporting the capture and proposal development stages of the GMD WSI program, upon award, you will subsequently manage all aspects of this new franchise program. You will have the opportunity to step into a high visibility senior leadership role that will lead all aspects of execution to include profit and loss responsibility /cost management, schedule management, staffing, customer engagement, and technical execution. The ideal candidate will be highly engaging, team-oriented, adaptable, customer-focused and able to respond rapidly to a dynamic programmatic environment. Hiring manager will consider candidates located in other U.S. locations.
The Program Director will:
• Assist the senior capture executive with developing and submitting a winning proposal.
• Work with the IDS leadership team to create the organizational design for the new business operation.
• Provide overall program leadership of a BAE System team of up to 1500 personnel; plan, execute, and manage all efforts within the program and across cross-functional teams.
• Serve as the focal point for all activity within the program including strategic planning.
• Ensure all contractor tasks are completed within the deadlines; tasking guidance from the Government is clear; personnel are qualified to perform the tasks; resolve personnel issues pre-emptively.
• Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction via flawless execution and regular customer engagements.
• Communicate with the Government leadership for problem resolution, task scheduling, new resource requirements, training and task clarification.
• Oversee and be responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of the program to ensure that it meets or exceeds annual operating plan objectives.
• Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of contract.
• Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules, identify program problems and obtain solutions such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications.
• Monitor project plans and execution to ensure technical and work scope requirements, schedule, and budget are well defined and maintained.
• Ensure program efforts are planned and executed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices. Provide the coordination between the project teams, functional managers, and technical / engineering teams, to ensure all necessary reviews are conducted and approvals are received.
• Model and demonstrate strong leadership in ethics, safety and security.
• Ensure program and product safety are managed in accordance with company policies, procedures, processes, and best practices.

Required Skills and Education

• Bachelor of Science Degree with 12+ years of progressive program management and leadership experience.
• In-depth experience with the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) weapon system, either as a U.S. Government employee or as a contractor
• In depth understanding of the Missile Defense Agency organization, programs, priorities and initiatives.
• Demonstrated success in leading large teams and/or organizations to achieve common goals.
• Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize all tasking with minimal supervision.
• Possess strong communication skills (oral and written) as well as the ability to interact with team members, external vendors, various levels of Customer and internal leadership and management.
• Active U.S. Government Top Secret security clearance.

Preferred Skills and Education

• Master of Science Degree in a related field.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
• Active Top Secret SCI security clearance.
• Proposal and/or business capture experience.

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.

Additional Information

Who We Are

You're used to protecting what matters most.

Throughout your career in the military, you've been dedicated to improving security, defending freedom and making the world a safer place. Now you can continue that commitment through cyber operations, intelligence analysis, and building combat vehicles and electronic systems. We’re proud to provide solutions and services that advance the strength and security of America and our allies – and we’re honored to offer an environment where veterans and reservists can continue doing mission-centered work. In all that we do, we are guided by our company values – trusted, innovative and bold – understanding that it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that underpins our success.
+ The Organization

Our team has the privilege and the responsibility of knowing that the work we do really matters. Our work is vital to the armed forces personnel and major corporations who rely on us to protect, equip and support them where it counts; to the security and prosperity of the nations we serve; to our skilled and talented people; to the local communities where we are based; and to the wider community who invest in, supply and engage with us. At BAE Systems, everyone can make a difference.

+ The Culture

We believe that a diverse workforce inspires creativity and drives innovation. We respect and value the huge variety of skills, abilities and perspectives that our people bring to our business. We celebrate our differences and aim to recruit and develop talent from all backgrounds, championing the strength that a truly inclusive and collaborative workplace gives to our company culture and performance.

+ The Work

Enjoy a flexible environment that values your work-life balance and helps you perform at your best.

+ The Opportunity

On the job training, leadership programs, collaboration with leading experts – excellence is built into your career development whether you are just starting out as an apprentice or are an experienced professional.

+ The People

We’re united by trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in our field. It helps that we’re nice people too.

+ The Reward

See your contribution, making real change as breakthrough technology and intelligence solutions reshape the landscape for our customers.

What We Offer

+ Warrior Integration Program (Est. 2008)

This program was created to assist in the employment, transition, education, and development of wounded warriors. Through mentoring, partnership, education, and leadership, we vow to serve our veterans in the same manner they served our country. WIP provides mission-centered work that gives wounded warriors the opportunity to contribute, providing a path for career progression.

+ Camo to Corporate (Est. 2013)

Camo to Corporate underpins all of our military recruiting and veteran efforts. We participate in annual career workshops and partner with VA employment reps to identify opportunities for vets at BAE Systems. We’re also proud members of Joining Forces, the Veteran Jobs Mission and Hiring our Heroes - initiatives focused on helping vets and their spouses find meaningful careers.

Perks & Benefits

  • Veterans Support Network
    Veterans Support Network +-

    The mission of the Veterans Support Network is to help connect former service members, active duty members, reservists and those who are supportive of the Armed Services.

  • Health & Wellness
    Health & Wellness +-

    We offer medical plans that take great care of you and your family’s health and well-being. These include medical plans, prescription drugs, dental and vision, along with incentive programs and health saving and spending accounts.

  • Time Away From Work
    Time Away From Work +-

    Paid Time Off (PTO) provides you with paid time away from work that you can use for vacation, personal time, personal illness, or to care for dependents. You can accumulate up to a maximum of 400 PTO hours.

  • Military Leave
    Military Leave +-

    Full-time and part-time employees who serve in the military reserves are eligible to take paid and unpaid leaves of absence to perform military duty.

  • Employee Assistance Program
    Employee Assistance Program +-

    The EAP offers confidential support to manage personal issues, such as stress, family issues, and substance abuse.

  • Employee Discount Programs
    Employee Discount Programs +-

    BAE Systems partners with Beneplace to offer exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services.

  • Tuition Reimbursement
    Tuition Reimbursement +-

    Lifelong employee learning is critical to both your personal growth and that of BAE Systems as a trusted, innovative, and bold organization. That’s why we offer a tuition reimbursement program, so you can pursue advanced education to help further your career.

  • Adoption Assistance
    Adoption Assistance +-

    You can be reimbursed up to $4,000 for qualified adoption expenses through the Adoption Assistance program.

  • Financial Wellness
    Financial Wellness +-

    Plan for today, save for tomorrow. Our programs support your goals at every stage of life. These programs include 401(k) savings plans, life and accident insurance, disability coverage, home, auto, and pet insurance and legal planning.

Our Partners

G.I Jobs Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Mission Joining Forces Soldier for Life American Association of People with Disabilities

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