Program Planning & Control – Program Planner II

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We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.

As part of a hardworking team of diverse specialists and accomplished experts in Program Planning & Controls (PP&C), you will develop and maintain program plans for various spaceflight systems. Partnered with Blue’s Program Managers and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), there are multiple facets to your support of our spaceflight systems. We are seeking a proactive, service-oriented individual with excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills that can thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

You will be responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of Program Schedules with the Integrated Master Schedule. Partnering with technical leadership across Blue, you will support the resource loading of our schedules and analyze resource requirement needed to achieve milestones. This position will also support change management initiatives and incorporate approved baseline changes into the schedule. As part of our monthly operating system you will lead reviews to gather status updates from varying stakeholders and data sources, maintain schedule health and proactively analyze logic for accuracy and conduct ‘what-if’ scenario planning for schedule optimization opportunities. You will organize all this data to provide program leadership insight to status, schedule risk, and the associated recommended risk mitigations. You will also partner closely with the Program Cost Analysts to maintain integrated cost and schedule plans that will facilitate program budgeting and cost analysis. 

A continuous focus on process improvement will be a requirement as you collaborate with PP&C counterparts across the business units to develop new or improved methods of building, analyzing, and reporting our schedules and schedule performance.

Reporting to the PP&C leader of one of our four business units, this role will be integral in leading and supporting the development of robust programs plans. You will work to increase the speed and efficiency of the programs by supporting the timely delivery, quality and transparency of program performance data and schedules to support the company’s business decisions. 

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Project Management, or Engineering

  • Experience with integrated master schedules with resource loading using Primavera (P6), Open Plan, MS Project, or other software

  • Experience and comfort with working in ambiguous environments and situations

  • Analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • 3+ years of experience in program scheduling/planning and controls  

  • Strong computer skills (MS Excel, MS Project)

  • Strong communication skills in technical work environments

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.


  • Experience establishing new program schedules

  • Experience in aerospace research and development and manufacturing environments

  • IPMR Customer Deliverables on EVM-required contracts

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: Budgeting, cost analysis, and financial reporting

  • Expert user of Primavera P6

  • Experience with Deltek Cobra, Empower, or other cost/schedule integration and analysis tools

  • Successful support of programs through DCMA/DCAA, joint site surveillance, or other government audits

  • Proposal support including translation of BOEs into IMS’s upon award

  • MBA, or Project Management certification (PMP/Certified Project Manager)

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.

Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.


Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.

Paid Time Off:  Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Blue Origin
Blue Origin

United States, Seattle, WA

Posted 2 months ago

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