Principal Technical Planner

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
Missiles and Defense is Hiring a Principle Technical Planner

Our RMD Program Management Excellence Planning teammates are valued business partners, influencing and developing executable program plans, collaborating with internal and external stakeholders and providing schedule and predictive analytics and acceleration techniques, all in support of the products and services we deliver to our customers. With a global portfolio of clients, partners, and suppliers, the development opportunities for our Contracts experts are endless, both domestically and abroad.

Our success is driven by a strong culture, investing in our people, and embracing the perspectives of a diverse workforce. Our PMX Planning teammates fuel powerful ideas, develop meaningful relationships, and work together to achieve and exceed business goals.

If youre ready for your next rewarding career, wed like to meet you.

Missiles and Defense is seeking a program management/planning professional to join the Program Planning Department within Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD).

The Principle Technical Planner position will be a member of the Program Management Excellence organization, supporting a program within the Strategic Missile Defense Mission Area directorate. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development, maintenance and analysis of the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) and the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for complex programs.


This position can be located in Tucson, AZ, Woburn, MA or done remotely with travel for on-site support as needed.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ability to understand the program technical and programmatic solution, and partnering with the program team, lead integration of that solution into the IMS baseline plan ensuring the cost, schedule and technical requirements are fully integrated into the execution plan.
  • Lead creation and maintenance of compliant Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) on requirements provided by the customer that achieve necessary cost and schedule integration.
  • Lead the team to ensure program plan and IMS is developed consistent with IPDS and program life cycle. Must be able to review the IMS planned work for accuracy, identifying missing work or work that is planned improperly.
  • Understands, can create, use and recommend appropriate alternative/supplemental program mgmt. plans/artifacts (HUM, MPS, First Unit Flow), to help the program team understand and manage to the plan.
  • Partnering with SMEs, explain Schedule Risk Analysis results to program teams, understands SRA concepts and theory, with ability to interpret results to the program team and integrate mitigation plans into the IMS and schedule risks into the Risk Management process
  • Provides weekly and monthly planning metrics on schedule status, baseline maintenance, critical path analysis, and schedule variance analysis and network logic validation, employing appropriate Earned Value Management System processes
  • Mentor and train junior planners
  • Must obtain a security clearance within 12 months of start
  • This position is located in Tucson, AZ or Woburn, MA.

Required skills:
  • 8+ years of applicable Planner or Program Management experience that included Program Planning and Scheduling
  • Experienced development and maintenance of Integrated Master Schedules in a highly matrixed Organization
  • Experience using software designed for creating and maintaining industry related schedules. (MS Project, Primavera, Open Plan, or similar scheduling software)
  • Experience developing program-level critical and driving paths, followed with validation of the logic/paths with the programs
  • Experience managing/leading/integrating scheduling and EVMS techniques, principles for project teams
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a clearance.
  • Required Education: BS/BA in Finance, Business, Engineering, Technology or related field.

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate the effective integration and maintenance in the IMS of technical, schedule and cost in an EVMS environment
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the program technical and programmatic solution and lead integration and modelling of that solution into the IMS.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret/analyze SRA results, program schedule risk/opportunity drivers and schedule probability of success
  • Demonstrated ability to partner/collaborate with Planning and functional organization SMEs to support their program teams
  • Understanding of hardware and software development life-cycle, exposure to agile methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/lead/teach proper scheduling and EVMS techniques, principles for project personnel or teams of varying size and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand different perspectives and ask right questions ensuring IMS integrity
  • Be able to identify and drive process improvement, ability to work with the team to develop solutions and solve problems.
  • Previous project management experience and/or project management certification.
  • Familiarity with APEX financial systems
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Cost Estimating/BOE generation
  • Desired Education: BS Degree in Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance within one year of employment. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a clearance.

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.

Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screen. 170689

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Tucson, AZ 85701

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