Sr Manager, Program Control Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Dulles, VA, US

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: THR20161212-37625

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Sr. Manager, Program Control supports multi-disciplinary project teams to ensure successful completion of highly complex, multi-year advanced technology flight hardware and software projects to their committed delivery dates within budgeted cost. Employ EIA-748 compliant EVMS practices to direct the establishment and maintenance of cost and schedule baselines and forecasts that meet the program and company requirements and are integrated with the program SOW, and other program planning documents.

Provide a primary interface between Program Business Operations and Program Management. Direct the execution of the earned value management system to include organizing the work, developing cost and schedule baselines, updating forecasts, performing monthly analysis, and managing scope change control. Direct the development, implementation and execution of the program business rhythm through coordination and facilitation of CAMs, Finance and Program Planning personnel. Support variance analysis for explaining and interpreting impact of results against program baseline plans/forecast and facilitate the tracking and implementation of corrective/preventative actions.

Interface with customers on business-related issues. Present program EVMS status to project management as well as internal management financial performance reviews. Lead the IPTs and CAMs in preparing for and participating in Integrated Baseline Reviews and follow-up surveillance and audits. Support proposal efforts and other duties as required.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated proficiency and expertise in program management techniques including EVMS, forecasting and estimating, and cost/schedule integration techniques, including subcontractor integration. Proficiency in managing/performing the development and maintenance of detailed project schedules, analysis of schedule critical and driving paths, program management reports, identification of inconsistencies, risk management, evaluation of program impacts, and implementation of corrective action plans. Candidate must be familiar with execution within the guidelines of an EIA-748 compliant EVMS. Candidate must have a working knowledge of PARCA EVMS Interpretation Guide, the DCMA data-driven surveillance initiative, and the Integrated Program Management Report Data Item.

Candidate must possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with history of interfacing effectively with all levels of management as well as both internal and external customers. Candidate must have the initiative, flexibility, and resourcefulness to support fast-changing program requirements.

Experience in managing small teams in execution of business processes and the ability to mentor and teach business processes and concept to new CAMs. Operational experience with government programs that contractually require compliant earned value management is required.

Ideal candidate will have significant experience in the following areas:

• Industry standard accounting, project scheduling and cost management software tools such as Cobra, Open Plan, MS Project, Acumen, Costpoint, and/or Cognos
• Establishing and maintaining Performance Measurement Baselines
• Leading Integrated Baseline Review events
• Supporting DCMA surveillance and oversight
• Controlling major subcontractors with compliant earned value systems requirements and Integrated Program Management Report deliverables
• Personnel management
• Leadership of Proposal and change activity with subsequent integration into the PMB
• Development of Process documentation
• Strong business rhythm skills and ability to adapt to change quickly

TS/SCI (Top Secret) clearance is required. BS Degree in Business, Finance or related field. MBA preferred. Earned Value Management Certification (EVP or equivalent), preferred. 10 years of related education and experience.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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