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Aerojet Rocketdyne Specialist, Program Management (Senior Program Manager) in Redmond, Washington


Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our website at

We are seeking a senior-level Program Manager to join our Redmond, WA office. In this role, you will support development and production programs.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

80% - Manages customer relationships; acts as primary customer interface and decision authority for assigned programs. Accountable for scope, risk/ opportunity management, cost and schedule, including earned value management, of assigned fixed price or cost reimbursable propulsion programs. Leads cross-functional program team definition; work package definition, detailed program planning and program baseline development; incorporation of lessons learned; and program execution including direction, control, achievement of program requirements and program closeout.

20% - Creates and manages strategy for development of the business for the propulsion product area. Leads or provides inputs to proposals, contract negotiations, and statement of work (SOW) reviews and implementation of program management best practices. Provides and manages the award and sales forecasts for assigned programs and customers.


Requires a Bachelor's degree and between 9 - 14 years of applicable experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience). Candidate should also have demonstrated successful achievement of technical, cost and schedule goals.

  • Experience with program planning, IMS development, risk and opportunity analysis, contract change management, control account management, work package development, earned value management (EVM) and program execution for cost reimbursable and fixed price programs for U.S. Government or commercial space missions.

  • Demonstrated success in leadership and management of both development and production programs in a dynamic, matrixed environment.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in an appropriate discipline

  • Aerospace or defense development experience with Solid or liquid propulsion experience

  • PMP certification or Project Management certificate

  • Extensive knowledge of project management within the framework of the Project Management Institute including Project Planning, Project Control (Earned Value), Project Execution, Communication, Procurement, and Quality

  • Demonstrated ability in team building and leadership skills to achieve project objectives

  • Demonstrated trustworthiness in accomplishing agreed upon objectives

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and coordinate various activities simultaneously

  • Ability to independently propose, plan, and then execute a project

  • Proficient in the use of all the basic MS Office tools and therefore be proficient in computer operating systems, MS Outlook, MS Excel (entering formulas, graphing, developing spreadsheets), MS PowerPoint (presentations, storyboard development, logic diagrams), MS Visio (business diagrams and sketches), and MS Word (tables, program plans).

  • Proficiency to also include setting up Integrated Master Schedules using knowledge of MS Project or similar scheduling tool to create extensive project files for large-size projects

Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.

be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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Location US-WA-Redmond

Job ID 18563

Zip 98052

Category Program/Project Management