Aerojet Rocketdyne Careers

  • Senior Analyst, Project Management

    Location US-AR-Camden
    Job ID
    Program/Project Management
  • Overview

    Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


    We are seeking a Senior Analyst, Project Management to work out of our growing Camden, AR location.


    This is a Senior Analyst, Project Management (Senior Project Manager) position for the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Propulsion Systems in support of the recurring and nonrecurring programmatic, engineering and production activities associated with the PAC3 ACM, PAC3 CRI and PAC3 MSE propulsion system components. This individual, under limited guidance of the Program Manager, will manage various elements of the program, which may include defining and controlling program scope, developing and supporting the updates of overall schedules and budget, and acting as primary contact for assigned project elements. The Senior Project Manager will assure, through the assigned program team, that contract performance responsibility is properly delegated to performing organizations and outside suppliers. This individual will report to the Director of Army Propulsion Systems in the Tactial Systems Business Unit.


    This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    40% - Provides management and leadership of assigned program teams in execution of the program plan for assigned program elements. Interfaces with support organizations to ensure program tasks are scheduled, on-track and properly staffed.


    20% - Establishes detailed program plans including schedules and budgets and supports the updates to them throughout the duration of the program.


    15% - Proposal preparation, BOE development, support fact finding & DCMA/DCAA audits.


    10% - Supports the preparation of reports/briefings to Aerojet Rocketdyne management and the customer on program schedule and financial performance status.


    10% - Supports the overall business/technical relationship with customers and prepares contract change proposals when appropriate.


    5% - Supports department and company improvement initiatives leading to reduced costs and improved quality.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    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.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Knowledge of project management within the framework of Project Planning, Project Control (Earned Value), and Project Execution.
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
    • Ability to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments.
    • Skill and ability to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities.
    • Proven ability to utilize excellent oral and written communication skills to build teams that are goal-oriented and focused on success, including presentation skills appropriate for management level.
    • Supported by experience in product development and manufacturability of affordable products.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Solid propulsion background.
    • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification.



    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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