Lockheed Martin Program Planner (early career) in Sunnyvale, California

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 Sunnyvale, CA has an immediate opportunity for an early career Program Planner to support the SBIRS (Space Based Infrared System) satellite system and OPIR (Overhead Persistent Infrared) missions, considered one of the nation’s highest priority space program providing early missile warning for the U.S. military. This is an ideal opportunity to begin and develop your career in Program Planning and Program Management. If you are an enthusiastic, self-starter eager to learn in a fast-paced environment, come join our team and help us achieve mission success on this critical national defense program.

As our new Program Planning team member, you will need to be someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, leads by example, and has the uncanny ability to influence and foster collaboration and teamwork that generate impactful results. You will be part of a team to plan and manage detailed schedule networks from design, assembly, test, and into operations. Responsibilities will include:

•Interfacing with Engineering, Finance and Business Operations, and Program Management while working with the entire planning team to translate authorized customer requirements into the performance measurement baseline

•Developing and maintaining compliant Integrated Master Schedules which accurately and comprehensively validate contractual scope, work flow, and resources required to execute the program

•Working with cross-functional teams to drive progress and performance, monitor changes and status, and facilitate communication between stakeholders.

•Assisting in negotiating handoffs between product areas regarding technical content and schedules as well as facilitating workaround planning as required

•Serving as liaison by maintaining, publishing, and presenting relevant planning and scheduling information and metrics to provide visibility and communicate potential issues to management and engineering

Must be a US Citizen. This position does not require a clearance to begin employment, but you must be willing to obtain a clearance after employment has started.

Typically has 2 - 5 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 2-5 years professional experience; or 1 year of professional experience with a related Masters degree. In lieu of a degree, candidates who have 7-8 years of relevant job experience will also be considered

•United States citizenship

•Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance

Desired Skills:

•Working knowledge of a scheduling tool such as MS Project, Real Time Project, or Primavera

•Experience analyzing data

•Ability to perform typical schedule integrity checks and critical path analysis

•Earned value management experience

•Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint



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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