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Nuclear Surety Project Manager I - Technical

Hill Afb, Utah
Job Type
8 Sep 2022
Job Description

BAE Systems is seeking an exceptional Nuclear Surety Project Manager for an exciting opportunity to support the Air Force's acquisition of the next generation Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM).
Why BAE Systems? 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-30 Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel / Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). 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 three consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We work 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, hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and world-class skiing at resorts that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics. The state is home to 5 amazing National Parks and an easy drive from two more; Grand Teton and, famously, the first National Park in the world, 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 expanding and offers easy, direct access to just about anywhere you want to fly.
Why Sentinel? 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 DoD's most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment of hundreds of 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 the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is the Department of Defense's newest official "program of record," and has achieved Milestone B. It enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project - the weapon system will deploy over a 9-year period beginning in about 2026, 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.
Tell me about this job. The Nuclear Surety Project Manager will support the Air Force's ICBM weapon system and the Sentinel. These are long-term sustainment and acquisition programs which are anticipated to remain operational until 2075.
This individual will join the Nuclear Surety team as well as actively contribute in performance of the day-to-day team responsibilities. This position provides the opportunity to develop and hone communication, customer relationship, and leadership skills while working with a close-knit fun-loving team of other safety professionals.
The Nuclear Surety Project Manager will augment organic resources by providing weapon system expertise support to the government customer in maintaining the nuclear surety, nuclear certification, and mission assurance programs for the SENTINEL weapon system in accordance with requirements detailed in Department of Defense (DoD), United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and Air Force (AF) directives, manuals and instructions. The specific responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Perform as a member of an Integrated Product Team (IPT) providing nuclear surety support for AF Strategic Systems, including monitoring for compliance with applicable DoD, USSTRATCOM and AF directives, manuals and instructions

Evaluating plans and criteria for technical activities in his/her specialty and recommending alternatives as required to comply with customer and company obligations. May lead projects or segments of major projects responsible for achievement of schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives

Reviewing and providing assessment and assistance to programs on Nuclear Certification Impact Statements (NCISs), Certification Requirement Plans (CRPs), Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports (NSARs), Nuclear Surety Evaluation Reports (NSERs), Nuclear Surety Briefings, Point Papers, White Papers, Safety & Nuclear Surety Technical Memoranda, changes to the Master Nuclear Certification List (MNCL), Nuclear Certification Plans (NCPs), Engineering Evaluation Reports (EERs), Software Certification Plans (SCPs), and reviewing Engineering Technical Analysis Requests

Assisting with minimizing and managing risks to Nuclear Design Certification of Sentinel

Attending conferences and meetings to represent assigned activity. Developing working group meeting agendas, preparing and consolidating briefing materials, meeting minutes, and answers to action items assigned by other agencies or organizations.

Conducting research in areas which require a moderate level of expertise and knowledge in areas of specialization and some related fields. Maintaining knowledge in area of specialization and awareness of developments in the remaining related fields, including extensive contributions to proposal efforts when requested by management.

Please note, pursuant to Government contract, this position requires US Citizenship.
This position is located at 6008 Wardleigh Rd, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Due to the special-access classified working environment, it is not conducive to full "telework" or remote schedules.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or related field + 6 years of experience; or MS degree + 4 years of experience; or PHD + 2 years of experience; or 12 years of Nuclear Surety/Nuclear Certification experience in lieu of a Science, Technology, or Engineering degree is acceptable

Prior experience working with program managers including technical and business-based briefings

Solid background in DoD, Air Force, and MIL-STD Nuclear Surety Instructions, Manuals, and requirements

Knowledgeable in Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) basics

Experience developing external customer relationships and ability to communicate Nuclear Surety concepts and requirements with senior leaders

Effective organizational, time management, and communications skills (written and verbal)

Able to work independently, demonstrate strong initiative, and organize daily tasks with minimal supervision

Strong communication skills (oral and written) commensurate with expected mid- to senior-level civilian and military participants from various U.S. Government agencies

An active secret clearance adjudicated in the last 6 years. Must also be eligible to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance and all required Special Access Program (SAP) clearance. The criteria for obtaining and holding a clearance are driven by US government requirements. You must be a US citizen to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

Top Secret security clearance.
Knowledge of / experience with Cybersecurity, Program Protection, System Safety, and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).
Experience with DoD, AF Nuclear Surety policy & processes or equivalent NNSA nuclear safety policy & processes
• Understanding of the DoD Systems Engineering lifecycle
• Knowledge related to application of nuclear safety and nuclear security techniques
• Experience with Air Force nuclear weapon systems, ICBM experience preferred
• Knowledge and understanding of AFI 63-125, Nuclear Certification Program
• Knowledge and understanding of 91 Series AFIs and AFMANs
• Principal skill set includes ability to perform all stated/implied duties within this tier and those reasonably derived from preceding tier

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.

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  • Job Reference: 706713675-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: BAE Systems
  • Location: Hill Afb, Utah
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent