Project Portfolio Director

in Reston, VA

Project Portfolio Director Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    64404BR

  • Job Location

    Reston, VA 20190-5228, US

  • Job Category

    Project & Program Management

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Clearance Level

    None

  • Career Level

    Experienced

  • Travel

    <10%

Job Description

BAE Systems Inc. is searching for a Project Portfolio Director responsible for Digital Transformation of ESS IT PMO resulting in projects being delivered on-time and under budget.

Lead Portfolio Management of IT PMO including the definition of Project/Program Management, Portfolio Management, Demand Management and Portfolio Reporting methodology standards, policies and processes. Guiding the PMO teams in support of the execution of the business and technology strategies.

Accountability for Enterprise IT Portfolio Management including but not limited to:

  • Leadership for all aspects of Project and Portfolio Management (including project / program / portfolio execution, project methodology and governance, project financials, project and portfolio reporting and project management direction and quality).
  • Leadership for Digital Transformation of IT PMO; automate Demand to Delivery process, Resource Capacity Management, Project Financial Management, Agile Life Cycle Management, etc. Lead regular execution review cadence
  • Leadership of the Demand Management / Project Portfolio Management team in the development, monitoring and reporting of IT portfolio tied to strategic objectives.
  • Regularly reports to all key IT, PMO and business stakeholders on all projects within the portfolio; including portfolio health and individual project health reviews
  • Responsible for creating and nurturing PM Community of Practice; development of Project and/or Program Managers ensuring that team members are trained in the tools and skills appropriate to the role
  • Demonstrates leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, and teamwork in addressing decisions and resolving issues
  • Coordinate with Communications Lead and Organizational Change Management (OCM) lead to ensure proper OCM impact assessment and planning and that changes introduced by the PMO are proactively addressed and communicated to impacted parties.
  • Drives and models customer loyalty, manages customer expectations, uses customer feedback to establish goals, corrective and preventive actions and ensures commitments are met.
  • Tracks project success through tangible and meaningful metrics and quality audits.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible demand management or project management experience within a multinational corporate environment
• Experience working with Senior Business Leaders and Technology Leaders to drive IT initiatives and projects.
• Proven ability to influence without authority.
• Experience in managing programs and projects iteratively using Agile Methodology
• Assertive conflict resolution and problem solving skills.
• Experience working with Senior Business Leaders and Technology Leaders to drive IT initiatives and projects.
• Proven quality focus in providing customer driven-products, services and solutions.
• Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment and to lead others, in a directed effort, to complete work activities.
• Proven ability to mentor others in the technical and/or business aspects of information systems projects.
• Strong communication and presentation skills and a proven ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization; including senior leadership team members.
• Proven sensitivity to cultural diversity in the business environment.
.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills An advanced or graduate degree (MBA or equivalent) or PMP Certification is highly desirable
About BAE Systems, Inc.BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. People are the greatest asset in any Company. BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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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