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Senior Principal Technical Planner
Raytheon Company | Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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Job Description

What’s YOUR Mission?
Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

Take your career to the next step; apply your expertise in planning to help in protecting our Nation and our Warfighters.

What We Offer:
Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers 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 Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

Bring your talent and skills to the following IDS team: Program Management Excellence (PMX)

Be part of IDS Program Management Excellence (PMX), join Raytheon and be a member of a world-class PMX organization that leads by example, is a benchmark for our competitors and is highly respected and valued by our internal and external customers. Work for an organization that is noted for its leadership in program management and collaboration across functional boundaries. We are an organization that is honest in its evaluation of its processes, relentless in its search for best practices and is committed to excellence.

Position: Senior Principal Technical Planner

Job Description:

The successful candidate will partner/coach/support Program Managers, Capture Managers and program teams in Schedule Optimization techniques, including a focus on Subcontract performance improvement activities and Critical Chain deployments. She/He will create standards, enablers and flow down of PM, EV and IMS requirements to subcontractors and IOTs, to ensure compliant and sufficient insights into IMS reporting are provided for management oversight. This SME will work with teams to ensure appropriately tailored and compliant approaches to integration of the Subcontract/IOT/Operations scope of work into IMS providing sufficient details satisfying both program leadership needs for the execution plan and applicable EV requirements. Additionally, this candidate will lead schedule optimization, improvement and acceleration engagements using techniques such as critical chain, and partner with planners on schedule development for Raytheon program teams as well as subcontractors.

The individual will be engaging with program teams and SCPMs to review, recommend and approve approaches to flow down and implementation of requirements supporting subcontracts management and integration. She/He will support development and deployment of standard processes and approaches, and advocate for their use. She/He will teams through the process of selecting the appropriate approach for their program, as well as the correct methodologies to use for compliance and effective management of subcontractors as well as effective acceleration techniques for their programs overall.

Required Skills:
  • 10 + years of professional experience in Technical Planning, Program Management and/or Program Planning & Scheduling
  • Experience leading a team of planning/scheduling professionals
  • Microsoft Project Server experience
  • Experience with the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) or similar business process
  • Direct experience leading planning effort on a program with external EV reporting and DFARS EV clause invoked
  • Direct experience with DCMA and JSA audit
  • Direct experience with integration of subcontractors and operations into program plans, schedules and financials tracking.

Desired Skills:
  • 10+ years of professional experience in Program Planning & Scheduling
  • Demonstrated customer facing experience in leadership role
  • Experience in subcontracts management and MRP systems
  • R6S Expert or Six Sigma Blackbelt Certification
  • Familiarity with any of the following: Achieving Process Excellence (APEX) SAP/R3, Microframe Project Manager (MPM) or similar EVMS tools and software applications such as Oracle ERP, Deltek Cobra and Deltek MPM Connect
  • Demonstrated experience in using MS Office suite products
  • Demonstrated ability to balance technical/cost/schedule constraints to achieve customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assisting Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) in planning, scheduling and cost estimating tasks
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Integrated Product Development System (IPDS)
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver customer focused solution
  • Master's degree in Mgmt desired

Required Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or college in Engineering or related STEM field of study

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“Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."
- Thomas A. Kennedy
Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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