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Job ID: 2207704
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is rapidly growing a System Integration team to deliver a new, complex space and ground system in support of National Security. This exciting and innovative program, located in Chantilly VA, is leveraging best practices in system engineering, via Digital Engineering processes and technology, and in Agile software development, via DevSecOps development. This multi-year contract will require energetic engineers to define and integrate major space systems and associated ground elements from concept into an operational enterprise.

SAIC is seeking a mid-career/senior program planner to support critical new national security space integration program within SAIC’s National Security and Space line of business. This is an ideal opportunity for a seasoned professional in Project Controls and/or Program Planning to lead program planning efforts. The successful candidate will work both independently and in a team based environment to develop, coordinate and manage schedules that include a listing of a project’s milestones, activities, and deliverables. If you are an enthusiastic self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment with experience in development and maintenance of integrated master schedules we would like to meet you! For this role, you will need to be someone who leads by example and has the uncanny ability to influence and foster collaboration and teamwork that generates impactful results.

Responsibilities include:

  • Interact with various project teams and providers to develop and maintain detailed, integrated schedule for successful program execution
  • Evaluate project(s) schedule progress and performance and identify and communicate issues and variance
  • Coordinate/interface with other organizations to flow/roll-up the schedule into higher-level and or integrated schedule(s)
  • Assist program leadership in driving and holding organizations accountable to schedule and contractual commitments
  • Attend meetings and assist with determination of project and program requirements - Report status of schedule management as and when required
  • Track the progress of work being performed by program / project - Maintain a database of giver/receiver dependencies within Microsoft Project Server
  • Brief senior level management, program managers and teammates
  • Apprise management and all program stakeholders of schedule risk and progress issues early enough to be addressed

Qualifications

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and zero (0) years or more experience.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS clearance with ability and willingness to upgrade

Experience, and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience in an operational planning or scheduling type of capacity
  • Expert knowledge of planning and analysis tools (Microsoft Project or Microsoft Project Server)
  • Experience with Critical Path Analysis including float and margin, and/or Schedule Risk Assessments (SRAs)
  • Possess proven capability to understand minute schedule details and summarize into valuable information for directors and VPs.
  • Seasoned in earned value management systems and processes
  • Experience with detailed analysis of developers’ schedules
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to think-on-your-feet, adapt as situations change and make the best possible decisions with the information at hand
  • Strong influencing and relationship skills
  • Ability to liaise with, speak and present effectively to personnel at all levels of the organization
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills

Desired Experience, and Qualifications:  

  • Experience with development programs
  • Development and support of satellite development program schedules
  • Complete understanding and proven application of planning principles, theories, concepts along with strong knowledge of related disciplines

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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