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BAE Systems

Sentinel ICBM Physical Security Project Manager (80356BR)





Hill Afb, Utah, United States

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BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Project Manager for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), known as the Sentinel ICBM Program.

Tell me about this job. This position will directly support the Sentinel Launch Systems (LS) Branch as they acquire the weapon system Physical Security System (PSS) capabilities for the next generation ICBM. Duties will include providing expert advice and support to GBSD leaders on all physical security aspects throughout the acquisition cycle. Areas of responsibility that fall under PSS includes augmenting organic government resources by providing breadth and depth of capabilities for system engineering and integration, risk management, technical assessment, acquisition program management, strategy development, organization and change management, interface with operations and logistics, business analysis, and mission effectiveness.

To successfully accomplish this, the Sentinel ICBM Program requires a Project Manager with a willingness to learn and contribute in a fast-paced environment. The applicant must possess high energy and a strong motivation to make a difference. They must be comfortable working with changing priorities. The ability to switch tasks and multi-task with minimal disruption is a must.

This position will directly support the US Air Force’s Command and Launch (C&L) Division within the Sentinel ICBM Program Office.

Specifically, this potential team member will be responsible for supporting the government customer in the review, and assessment of Sentinel prime contractor design, documentation, architectures, and Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) products in order to meet acquisition requirements and timelines. Our team provides expertise on weapon system and lab architectures, concepts of operation, modeling, simulation, and plans for addressing the PSS. This team member will assist in the day-to-day operations of the LS Branch including status tracking, meeting support, integrated master schedule (IMS) development and management. The position interacts with government customer staff and senior leaders in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Headquarter Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, the National Security Agency, U.S. Strategic Command, as well as numerous other Sentinel team partners from Federally-Funded Research, Development Centers (FFRDCs) and University Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) and other organizations. This team member will also coordinate and integrate actions with other program managers, engineers, logisticians, testers, and external agencies. Our team includes existing staff with extensive expertise in the current Minuteman III weapon system and actively participates in ongoing studies and assessments for this next generation system.
This is a unique opportunity to join a high-performing team within a large defense company with an extraordinary, positive culture and mission focus. In this position, you will provide direct support to a national security critical weapon system throughout engineering development, deployment and sustainment. You will become a trusted mission partner to the innovative, Digital Engineering-driven Air Force organization that will design, build, test, transition, and sustain the world’s safest, most secure, and effective land-based nuclear deterrent. Do not miss this!

Why GBSD? The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) Program was recently designated the USAF as the Sentinel ICBM program. The Sentinel program is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without any doubt, Sentinel is one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) most important acquisition efforts for the next two decades, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of 450+ aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically-advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain this new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is a DoD “program of record,” having achieved Acquisitions Milestone B in 2020 and it’s just over three years away from beginning field deployment of missiles and launch centers at the first missile wing scheduled for conversion. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project -- the weapon system will deploy over a nine-year period beginning in approximately 2025, and remain operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career-defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that simply are not available with smaller projects.

Pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship status.

This position is only located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, due to special-access, classified working environment and is not conducive to regular “telework” schedules.

Why BAE Systems Inc.? BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors located at Hill Air Force Base, Utah are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30G Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” in Utah based on employee feedback for four consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We strive very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

Why Utah? You’ve got to see it to believe it! Utah is an amazing state with diverse geography, an eclectic culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the beautiful Wasatch Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits across the seasons including hiking, climbing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, camping, boating and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. Utah is home to five amazing National Parks (Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, & Capitol Reef) and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The Salt Lake City area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. It is a western states hub for exceptional, cutting-edge medical care with people traveling from across the region for a range of nationally renowned specialty care centers and doctors. The Salt Lake International Airport is a major transportation hub that is expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 7+ years of progressive technical experience.
  • Must have current (within last 6 years) Secret security clearance or higher and be able to obtain Top Secret and all required special access program clearances within a reasonable timeframe. The criteria for clearance is determined by the US Government. You must be a US Citizen.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • ICBM experience with security systems or missile security forces operations, and working knowledge of nuclear security standards is highly desirable
  • Experience with security system concepts, sensors, alarms, displays, software, and communications networks is highly desirable
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to develop new skills in new technical areas, solve challenging and unique problems, enjoy working on a diverse and dynamic range of technical challenges, able to rapidly learn, excellent verbal and written communications skills in addition to sound interpersonal skills involving interfacing, coordinating and negotiating with internal and external stakeholders is highly desirable.
  • DoD acquisition experience/accreditation or equivalent is desirable.
  • High level of proficiency using office software such as Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.