Lockheed Martin Program Planner Staff (mid-career level) in Huntsville, Alabama

Description: The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space.

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Lockheed Martin Space in Huntsville, AL has an immediate opportunity for an mid-career Program Planning professional who wants to be part of this mission. If you seek a career as a Program Planner that has tremendous impact beyond any one individual and wish to be a part of a meaningful American institution, we invite you to learn more about Lockheed Martin Space’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) program! When enemies attack, governments must be ready to defend their soldiers, citizens and infrastructure. That’s where THAAD comes in – one of the most advanced missile defense systems in the world. The THAAD system provides the critical capability to defend against short and medium range ballistic missiles. It has the ability to intercept missiles – both inside and outside the atmosphere, defends population centers and high value infrastructures, is inter-operable with other ballistic missile defense systems and is highly mobile and deployable worldwide. Come, join our THAAD program planning team and apply your planning/scheduling skills, training, and education in support of this program so vital to our nation’s defense.

As a Program Planner supporting the THAAD program you will be responsible for preparing and coordinating weekly updates of the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for THAAD Advanced Capabilities Development (ACD), Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and other Strategic Missile and Defense (SMD) programs and support the integration of the Integrated Master Plan into the Integrated Master Schedule using Real-Time Project and Microsoft Project. Additional responsibilities in this Planner role will include, but not be limited to:

•Establish and coordinate business rhythms required to accomplish program control, analyses and forecasting objectives multiple sites for THAAD and other SMD programs as required

•Maintain and coordinate vertical and horizontal schedule integration between supplemental schedules, the Integrated Master Schedule, and the Program Summary Master Schedule

•Compile and report Monthly Schedule Analysis of Critical Path, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRAs), and 14 Point Assessment to THAAD Production Component Management

•Understand Lockheed Martin Program Performance Management (PPM), Program Performance Management Process (PPMP), and Program Performance Management Directive (PPMD) requirements in support of Earned Value Management (EVM)

•Work with COBRA reporting tools to ensure proper cost/schedule integration

•Serve as Lead Planner across multiple work sites

Our employees working in this level of position typically have 9 - 15 years of professional experience.

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin fosters an inclusive work environment that encourages differences and big-picture thinking. Lockheed Martin Space offers a total compensation package from competitive wages, on-site medical care, 25 three-day weekends, and healthy living incentives just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin. Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Basic Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree with 8-10 years of professional experience

• 4-6 years program planning experience on a government contract

• Must be a United States citizen

• Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance

Desired Skills:

• 8 years of experience with automated scheduling tools

• Microsoft Project Server (MSPS) or Real Time Project (RTP) knowledge

• Experience working on a program as program planning technical expert in the past

• Strong leadership characteristics and communication skills

• Comfortable briefing senior level management and government counterparts



Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.


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