Project Planning and Control Manager - Human Landing System (HLS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics has been selected by NASA to participate in the development and demonstration of a Human Landing System (HLS). Dynetics is seeking project engineers, systems engineers, mechanical design engineers, electrical engineers, structural and thermal analysts, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, technicians, and operators to join a diverse team in support of the development of the HLS that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Project Planning and Control (PP&C) Manager to join our diverse, highly skilled team to develop the HLS.  The PP&C Manager will report to the HLS Program Manager (PM) with primary responsibility for responsibility for managing the PP&C Team, which is consist of PP&C analysts and staff, to support the HLS program.

The HLS PP&C Team will provide support to elements of the HLS program by:

  • Establish cost accounting structures
  • Development of project schedules, including resource loading
  • Monitoring costs and work progress and comparing to budgets and baselines
  • Analyzing cost and schedule variances

The Project Planning and Control (PP&C) Manager will also support the growth of the Space Systems Division and the company by fostering the growth and maturation of the PP&C functions of the group and within the division.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with corporate contracts, pricing, and accounting
  • Integrate program and company procedures and policies into operations
  • Ensure proper execution of those procedures
  • Review and monitor PP&C tasks to ensure prompt completion and customer satisfaction
  • Lead the PP&C Team using personal experience and expertise in one or more PP&C-related disciplines


Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Financial discipline, Management field or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of PP&C-related experience as a project scheduler, cost analyst, project controller and/or project planner.

Candidates must have experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) on government contracts.

Candidates must have in-depth knowledge of and experience with defense, civil, and/or commercial space system engineering practices and processes, including the product development cycle through qualification and production.

Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

Candidates must have demonstrated an ability to deliver results in a team environment and independently.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience supporting and motivating teams.

Applicant must have demonstrated experience effectively organizing and communicating in a team environment.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference will be shown to candidates who possess advanced degree(s) in Engineering, Business, Financial discipline, Management field or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preferred candidates will also have experience and/or working knowledge with:

  • Twenty (20) years of direct experience as detailed above.
  • Service as lead scheduler, lead cost analyst and/or project manager for contracts requiring EVM
  • Managing people/projects and/or functional teams
  • Familiarity or direct experience with NASA programs
  • Large-scale, human-rated space flight hardware development
  • Space Hardware Development
  • Deltek Costpoint


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.



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