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Program Planning and Control Specialist - Entry Level

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.



As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will participate in the development of space launch vehicles. We are seeking a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills that can thrive in a fast paced environment. You will be primarily responsible for program planning and scheduling within a fast-paced group developing human space flight hardware. In this hands-on position, you'll work to increase the speed and efficiency of our programs by supporting the timely delivery, quality and transparency of schedule and financial data to support the company's business decisions. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and requires your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.



We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!



Responsibilities:



* Provide support to program management in scheduling, resource planning, cost analysis and reporting for various Rocket Engine Programs

* Collect status, develop and maintain detailed planning level schedules

* Perform schedule baseline change control, critical path analysis, and variance analysis

* Communicate issues to stakeholders and provide mitigation recommendations

* Resource load, analyze, and optimize program schedule to meet required dates

* Collaborate with Responsible Engineers, Buyers, Integrated Product Team Leads, and other Functional Support groups to status design efforts, critical procurements, and operations activities

* Perform "what if" scenarios and help develop recovery plans

* Integrate cost and schedule to support budgeting and cost analysis efforts

* Develop specialized reporting as requested by upper management



Qualifications:



* Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Project Management, or Engineering

* 0-3 years' experience in a Program Management environment with tracking schedules, actions, or other relative tasks

* Strong computer skills (MS Excel, MS Project, MS Powerpoint)

* Strong communication and organization skills

* Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

* Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Desired:



* 1-3 years' experience in Manufacturing or Aerospace

* Self-starter, strong bias for action

* Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

* Experience with MS Project or other CPM scheduling software

* Project Management certification (PMP/Certified Project Manager)

* Earned Value Management (EVM) experience



Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.



Export Control Regulations



Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Equal Employment Opportunity



Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.



Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.



Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation



Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.



Benefits



Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.



Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

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