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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Program Manager II – Civil Space (669019) in Boulder, Colorado

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Program Manager II – Civil Space (669019)

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


Program Manager II – Civil Space

What you’ll do:

  • Plan, organize, direct, and control all activities of a program to satisfy contractual requirements and meet financial commitments to the company.

  • Review and evaluate the program status on a continuing basis and apply the necessary corrective action to achieve program objectives and goals.

  • Provide program control through organization and communication of program requirements, purposes and objectives, while ensuring good employee and customer relations.

  • Work closely with Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Program Director and other management to communicate program progress and resolve issues and concerns.

  • Work with Strategic Support Unit (SSU) management to ensure the program is staffed with appropriate skill levels and that work is being accomplished according to plan.

  • Coordinate the shared use of capital assets and company facilities with other programs.

  • Ensure that all business is conducted using the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes, and regulations as well as company policies and directives.

  • Identify and ensure required compliance with the government and company regulation, policies/procedures and guidelines; negotiate acceptance/ approval of all program plans with internal interfaces and the customer.

  • Employ proactive risk management processes and practices to mitigate potential program issues.

  • Lead change proposal efforts for program including pre-coordination with customer to establish expectations.

  • Lead in the development of program add-on/follow-on activities including capture planning, program execution strategies, definition of assumptions and ground rules, and developing executable program plans.

  • Provide leadership to the program team, balancing the needs of the program with individual expectations. Be an advocate for career development of members of the program team.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you’ll need:

  • BS/BA in a related field, plus 12 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Leadership experience in the development of space flight hardware. Program management experience preferred.

  • Direct experience with NASA, NOAA, USGS Program Management is highly preferred.

  • Experience with NASA Announcement of Opportunity (AO) process is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Experience with subcontract management and supplier oversight and direction.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace 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.