Principle Specialist, Project Management

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701
About Us:
At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, by combining our vast resources and investments, we are able to dedicate ourselves to solving mission-level vs. product-level customer challenges together we can anticipate more, move faster and make a bigger impact on the big picture.

Job Summary:
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.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:
  • Partners with the program team to ensure the cost, schedule and technical requirements are fully integrated and executed as planned
  • Provides weekly and monthly planning metrics on schedule status, baseline maintenance, critical path analysis, and schedule variance analysis and network logic validation.
  • Performs Schedule Risk Analysis utilizing statistical software that provides the program team with the probabilities and risk areas in meeting program commitments.
  • Employs Earned Value Management System processes and is an advocate in the discipline of program planning and scheduling
  • Ensuring compliance with governmental and customer requirements. Duties will include creating and maintaining compliant Integrated Master Schedules (IMS) that achieves necessary cost and schedule integration.
  • Ability to identify and recommend insightful mitigation plans, to ensure the IMS is used as a predictive model and as a valued management tool for the program
  • The candidate will incorporate contractual and programmatic changes into the IMS in order to maintain realistic current contract schedule baselines.
  • The weekly and monthly business rhythms will require communication (electronically and verbally) of schedule status including but not limited to, results of critical path analysis, , schedule variance analysis and the results of what if exercises to the Program Manager, the customer and potentially to senior management.

Qualifications You Must Have:
  • Required Education: Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field of study
  • 5+ years of applicable experience that included Program Planning and Scheduling
  • Prior work experience in the effective integration and maintenance of technical, schedule and cost in an EVMS environment or similar business process.
  • Prior work experience with conducting Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Prior work experience planning and scheduling experience interacting with all levels of management
  • Prior work experience using software designed for creating and maintaining industry related schedules. (MS Project, Primavera, Open Plan, or similar scheduling software)
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
  • This position will be full-time, onsite
Qualifications We Value:
  • Knowledge and experience in assisting IPTs in planning and scheduling
  • Professional role as mentor (formal and informal) to team members
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with planning applications
  • Experience with Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Specialist or similar certification
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver customer focused solutions
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • The ability to thrive in a deadline-oriented environment

What We Offer:
Whether youre just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Clearance Information:
This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information:
This position is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region and recognized as one of Americas 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of natures best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucsons fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.



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Principle Specialist, Project Management

RTN 2 (Raytheon IDMS)
Tucson, AZ 85701

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