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Program Manager I

Company: Sierra Space
Location: Madison
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to use your leadership and skills in a program management position? This is your opportunity! As a Program Manager I, you will support the business operations at Sierra Space. You will be responsible for all programmatic aspects of your assigned projects with specifically focused responsibility for customer relationship, cost, schedule and technical planning, tracking and reporting, technical execution, and ensuring overall program performance objectives are achieved. You will participate in business resource planning/tracking in coordination with other corporate entities and responsible to formulate a team that can fulfill program requirements. You will be responsible for ensuring program issues and problems are identified, tracked, and resolved. You will be responsible for program risk management and ensuring risks are identified, mitigated, tracked, and managed. You'll be responsible for interfacing on project/program status, developing proposals, researching/fact-finding, coordinating audits, and negotiating with project/program stakeholders to ensure enterprise initiatives meet cost, budget, and schedule constraints. You will support the program director and Business Operations in fulfilling their responsibilities.

A subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering “space-as-a-service” in support of the new space economy. Leveraging breakthrough technologies including the Dream Chaser® spaceplane, also known as America’s Spaceplane®, and expandable LIFE™ habitat, Sierra Space offers turnkey solutions that are modular, reusable and scalable. Sierra Space brings life to space, and space to life.  This position is located at our Madison, Wisconsin office and focuses on propulsion programs that serve both the Dream Chaser® spaceplane and advanced propulsion technologies for external customers.  You’ll work with teams of energetic, dedicated engineers on challenging programs with an emphasis on flight hardware design and testing at our in-house rocket engine test facilities.

Must-haves:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, or technical related discipline

  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education

  • Leadership abilities inclusive of successful change management, mentoring, career development, training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews

  • Requires ability to manage complex situations, delegate authority, lead and inspire your team, drive innovative thinking, instill collaboration, drive for success, challenge status quo, and demonstrate the ability to adapt to dynamic situations

  • Requires skills in team building, customer relations, time management, conflict resolution, communication, briefing, presentation, strategic thinking, marketing, and literacy in the program management disciplines.

  • Experience with the evaluation of requests for proposals and/or quotes. Experience with preparing, reviewing, and submitting proposals and/or quotes.

Preferred:

  • Understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS)

  • Working knowledge of Program Management Institute Program Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

  • Program Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Managing projects using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), agile, and or spiral development models

  • Managing projects requiring Earned Value Management

  • Understanding with application tools and data architectures

  • Ability to reinforce the usage & application of Corporate PM tools.

  • Ability to lead PM process & tool improvement for the Enterprise.

  • Ability to keep program management informed of function & process changes within project controls.

  • Ability to enhance program management expertise in the staff

  • Ability to establish centralized, coordinating body for PM concerns, recommendations, & issues; developing recommended process improvements; facilitating opportunities with Enterprise Program Finance

  • Ability to establish new & further refining existing templates, tools, & guidelines for program documentation & execution

  • Experience with ensuring compliance with approved Corporate and ISO 9001:2000 Policies and Processes

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station.  Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.

Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Space, Madison , Program Manager I, Other , Madison, Wisconsin

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