Rockwell Collins Integrated Program Specialist - GS CR Program Planning and Control in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Requisition ID: 13804

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet? Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America's Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Integrated Program Specialist - GS CR Program Planning and Control to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It's an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Rockwell Collins.

Job Summary

Responsible for development, integration, analysis, documentation and presentation of process plans and schedules for the duration of a contract. Generate strawman IMP/IMS models independently from Proposals, Statement of Work and Supplier Data Requirements (SDRI)

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting scheduling activities of programs which are relatively low in risk and complexity or is portion of larger program.

  • Monitors and reports performance against plans to ensure the contractual, cost and schedule objectives are met (working closely with cost analyst.

  • Understanding of earned value management practices and procedures, which includes scheduling fundamentals and system tool usage, such as SAP / BW and Microsoft products

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Contributes to the completion of organizational projects and goals. Develops solutions to variety of problems

  • Frequent use of general/technical knowledge and industry/functional practices, techniques, and standards. General application of concepts and principles.

  • Works with senior specialists to prepare, develop and coordinate the integrated master plan and integrated master schedule to meet program objectives. Ensures major projects are horizontally and vertically integrated across company functional groups including Finance, Engineering, Manufacturing, Logistics, Quality, etc.

  • Tracks plans and schedules, solicits regular updates, identifies and resolves critical path and network logic conflicts. Utilizes Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, earned value management, and other project management techniques to gauge progress and identify performance variances to facilitate focus and intervention on critical areas.

  • Validate that all WBS items are accounted for in the IMS. All CDRL / SDRLs are cross referenced in IMS. All Statement of Work (SOW) discrete scope is modeled in the IMS.

  • Work in parallel with the cost analyst of the program to ensure the cost and schedule are reconciled. Take steps to correct any mismatched items and address root cause.

  • Contributes ideas for training materials. Offers suggestions for areas in processes or tools that need enhancement

  • Abides by company policies and procedures, with special attention to ethics and standards of business conduct

  • Experience with integrated schedules and logic networks using Microsoft Project software or have the ability to learn this tool. Background with Microsfot Office applications: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Understands and complies with requirements in DI-MGMT-81650, DCMA Schedule Assessment Guide and Planning and Scheduling Excellence Guide

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in appropriate discipline or in the absence of a degree six years of related experience

At Rockwell Collins, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Rockwell Collins University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that's just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.