Specialist, Program Management

Aerojet Rocketdyne Culpeper , VA 22701

Posted 3 months ago


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. The company offers a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, tactical and advanced hypersonic propulsion.

We are seeking a Program Management Specialist to join our locations in Orange County, Virginia and/or Huntsville, AL.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)
50% - The Program Manager provides overall program direction, control, and coordination. Responsible for management and contract performance of a program or elements of a program. Responsible for multi-functional or complex programs. Manages and directs assigned programs, which includes defining and understanding program scope, managing overall schedules and budget in accordance with applicable contractual and Aerojet Rocketdyne policies. Assures through the assigned program team that contract performance responsibility is properly delegated to performing organizations and outside suppliers. Provide the primary Aerojet Rocketdyne interface with the customer. Develop and implement plans for follow-on production programs including proposal development, submittal, negotiation, and definitization. Participates in the forecast of awards/margins and sales/profit for assigned programs as part of the Aerojet Rocketdyne business planning cycle. Provides guidance and assistance to project team in meeting established schedules or to resolve complex technical or operations problems.
25% - Responsible for effectively utilizing functional organizations to integrate research and development, production, quality assurance, test, production support, procurement, contractual and financial data.
25% - Acts as primary interface for communications with the customer and is accountable for the successful accomplishment of all contractual requirements.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 9 years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires the ability to direct and control overall organizational resources.

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S.

Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an appropriate discipline.

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.

  • Demonstrated managerial level of leadership.

  • Extensive knowledge of financial management and business development practices.

Position require possession of a valid driver's license. Employees who drive on company business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid driver's license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the company. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be review on a case-by-case basis.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto.

May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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