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  • Specialist, Program Management - Power Innovations

    Location US-AL-Huntsville
    Job ID
    Program/Project Management
  • Overview

    The Power Innovations (PI) group within Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Rocket Shop manages rapid development of experimental prototypes intended for both traditional and non-traditional markets.


    We are currently seeking a Program Management Specialist to join our Power Innovations group. The position requires approximately 90% direct charging to contract, B&P or IR&D accounts.


    This position will be located at our off-site Rapid Prototype Center (RPC) on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL. The RPC is approximately 2.5 miles from the AR Defense Headquarters in Huntsville.



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

    Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

    Working with minimal direction:


    75% - The Power Innovations Program Manager is responsible for managing the technical, schedule and financial performance of programs within the PI organization. Several programs must be managed simultaneously. Additionally, the PI Program Manager serves as the primary customer point of contact for contract execution and is responsible for ensuring all contract deliverables such as monthly financial reports are submitted to the customer on time.


    20% - The position requires pursuit and capture of external funding for developing innovative technologies in support of the overall Aerojet Rocketdyne growth strategy and goals. This requires developing business relationships with commercial and government customers and partners and acquiring cost sharing from industry partners for developing technologies and transition of the technologies to full scale development.


    5% - This involves ensuring a steady flow of prototype development and testing moves through the RPC while ensuring operations in the RPC are 100% Safety, Health and Environment compliant. Regular communication is expected with program chief engineers to ensure the RPC is available as a resource for all of Aerojet Rocketdyne.


    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience leading and managing programs of varying size or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information. Having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


    Additional Requirements:

    • Must have at least 5 years of experience in propulsion and energy technology development.
    • Strong communications skills, team building in a cross-functional working environment, and demonstrated skill in working on fast-paced and technically challenging programs required. This includes a demonstrated ability to understand and manage financial and schedule risk and to know when accepting these risks is prudent.



    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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