Program Cost Scheduling & CTRL Specialist 1 Job Opening

Program Cost Scheduling & CTRL Specialist 1


Decatur, Alabama
Category: Finance Manager

Would you like to launch into an exciting opportunity where you will shape the execution of missions into space, execute business strategy, and impact the lives of people across the world? If so, join the United Launch Alliance Finance Team where you are given the responsibility to practice innovation, develop as a Finance professional, and influence the strategic direction of the future as we develop new and exciting business opportunities in Space.

The Program Cost, Scheduling & Control Specialist is an individual contributor position who will report to the Production Operations Finance Manager at United Launch Alliance's rocket factory and will be responsible for the following:

  • Plans, prepares, issues and controls project management schedules.
  • Coordinates with appropriate functions to ensure successful completion to support production requirements
  • Advises management of the status of work in progress, material availability, and potential production problems to ensure that personnel, equipment, materials and services are provided as needed.
  • Schedules equipment and personnel, confirms material supply and demands.
  • Coordinates interdepartmental activity with quality assurance, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, inventory control, traffic, etc; schedules and expedites the movement of parts by means of move orders, stock transfers and requests for shipping orders.
  • Monitoring and controlling costs and schedules within a cost control system.
  • Assisting with development of quarterly Estimate At Complete (EAC) evaluations.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial reports with variance analysis for both program management and for consolidation into monthly and quarterly program reviews.
  • Prepares budgets and schedules for contract work and performs and/or assists in financial/schedule analyses such as funding profiles, critical path, schedule margin, and variance analysis, negative float resolution, and schedule integration/risk assessment desired.
  • Performs schedule risk assessments to identify and mitigate program cost and scheduling risks.
  • Ensures adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and submitting timely requests for additional funding.
  • Incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
  • Work closely with Control Account Managers (CAMs) by preparing variance analysis and identifying problem impact and corrective actions
  • Develop and deliver periodic and ad hoc reporting and analysis, both financial and operational, supporting management decision making and performance measurement.
  • Provides general project management support to Production Operations.

Production Operations Finance team members will learn and be mentored by a small team of experienced professionals and the team lead. On-going professional growth is expected and will include exposure to various areas of Finance within Production Operations. A successful team member will rotate to other assignments to facilitate their growth and provide new insights to the enterprise.

Functional Job Description

Safety to Self and Others: Must be able to perform all assigned tasks in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to repetitive motion injuries due to keyboarding or to cuts and bruises due to typical office accidents.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use computer and office equipment and to use hands to type, manipulate, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close –vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is typical of most office environments with telephones, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Mental Functions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate verbally and in writing and use interpersonal skills. The employee is regularly required to prioritize, multitask, analyze, interpret, coordinate, compile, evaluate, synthesize, compute, problem solve, concentrate, and think critically. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, and negotiate.

Judgment and Decision-Making: Work is regularly assigned by self, supervisor, and departmental staff. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to exercise prudent judgment, decision making, and analytical skills to determine manner and operational steps necessary to properly handle inquiries and perform daily tasks within professional standards. Decision making is guided by ULA policies and procedures.

All tasks described in the job description must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The duties and responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of fundamental job duties and responsibilities does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information.)

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program.

Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below.

E-Verify Participation poster (English | Spanish ) and Right to Work poster (English | Spanish ).

External Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in Finance, Accounting, Industrial Engineering, or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in outside activities - outside organizations or college coursework projects
  • Proficiency in the MS Office software suite and the ability to quickly learn other tools
  • Knowledge or experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Applies conventional approaches to resolve moderately complex problems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime to support operations

External Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Scheduling/Project Management
  • Industrial engineering experience and/or experience with performing time studies
  • Practical experience in Project Management
  • Knowledge of Open Plan Professional, Cobra, Cognos, Project/PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge or experience with an ERP system such as Orbits, SAP, etc.
  • The candidate should be passionate about the use of technology to solve business problems, including a proficiency in MS Excel, notably pivot tables, formulas and charts.
  • Apply knowledge /application of EVMS techniques to ensure schedule health and validity
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills; thinks independently
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities in outside activities, outside organizations or college coursework projects
  • Demonstrated ability working on teams in a very dynamic environment
  • Key personal characteristics include motivation, attention to accuracy, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, drive to meet deadlines and ability to deliver a clear/concise message to management based on facts and data.

Relocation Available