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Sr Principal Tech Suprt Engr - Risk & Opportunity

Are you motivated by applying a strategic vision to identify program risks and opportunities?

Do you have a passion for leading technical risk mitigation and opportunity realizations?

Do you possess strong innovation and execution skills?

If your answers are yes, Missile Systems may have an excellent career opportunity for you in our Tucson, AZ facility! We are searching for a Sr. Principal Risk & Opportunity (R&O) Manager to join a growing team. We are the world's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons. Missile Systems is helping to shape the future of innovative weapon system solutions in response to our customer’s most urgent needs and we are looking for you!

As a R&O manager, tasks will include developing and deploying Risk & Opportunity Management (R&OM) methods while effectively interfacing with senior program and customer personnel to ensure clear communication of all program R&Os. The applicant will need to apply expertise in the identification of risks and the development of mitigation plans. The applicant will be leading risk review boards for a variety of teams, including program management, Integrated Product Teams and customers. The R&O manager is responsible for managing the risks and opportunities within the risk database and through associated reporting mechanisms. Occasional travel may be required to conduct risk engagements with supplier partners and customers.

Key Responsibilities:
The R&O manager, as a member of the Program Management Team, is responsible for:

  • Leading and facilitating the R&OM process
  • Providing counsel to program leadership on R&O validity, assessment and handling
  • Briefing technical/cost/schedule risks to customer engineering leadership
  • Briefing programmatic R&O position to customer program leadership
  • Training others in the R&OM processes, tools, and methods
  • Performing R&O analysis to support program decision making
  • Leading R&O review boards and R&O "walks" (R&O identification meetings)
  • Managing development of new R&Os
  • Assessing and tracking risk mitigation plans and opportunity capture plans
  • Administering R&O databases
  • Leading supplier R&OM implementations
  • Preparing proposals
  • Developing Basis of Estimates
  • Supporting Financial Reviews such as Estimate at Complete reviews

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Industrial Management, Mathematics, or related field with Ten (10) years of experience as described below (or MS and 6 years of experience or PhD with 4 years of experience)
  • Previous leadership experience in systems engineering and risk management driving proactive problem prevention and process improvements by applying effective R&OM principles
  • Working knowledge of engineering disciplines
  • Working knowledge of program execution (cost, schedule, staffing)
  • Experience conducting and documenting effective meetings, often with high-level personnel, with limited time and demanding expectations
  • Strong presentation, writing and training skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain an active Department of Defense Secret Clearance.

Desired Skills:

  • Active Department of Defense SECRET Clearance
  • Advanced Degree
  • Six Sigma experience
  • Experience engaging with suppliers to realize benefits of the R&OM process
  • Understanding the interaction between product subsystems
  • Working knowledge of the DoD development process
  • An understanding of testability and test coverage
  • An understanding of analysis and statistical techniques – including conditional probabilities
  • Basic understanding of Reliability Engineering
  • An understanding of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • An understanding of contractual scope
  • Determination of inputs and outputs for Estimate At Complete (EAC)
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
  • Integrated Master Plan (IMP) / Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) / planning & baseline change request process
  • Working knowledge of the proposal development process
  • Collaboration with program managers, integrated product team leaders, financial leaders and analysts, and program integrators

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens.

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This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 150899

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.


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