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BAE Systems

Construction Manager/Project Manager



Full Time

On Site


Lompoc, California, United States

Job Description The Opportunity
BAE Systems is the third largest defense contractor in the world with an exceptional, mission-focused culture. The 800+ BAE Systems employees and sub-contractors supporting the ICBM Integration Support Contract, are closely aligned to the United States Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center. We support the Center in sustaining the existing LGM-30G Minuteman III (MM III) weapon system and acquiring its replacement, the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system. We are a uniquely-valued mission partner delivering daily technical excellence and innovative solutions to our government customers. BAE Systems has earned accolades as a “Top Workplace” based on employee feedback for four consecutive years, earning special distinction for providing a healthy work-life balance for our valued employees. We strive very hard to ensure this is a great place to work!

The Sentinel Program is an enormous and complex “Mega-Project” modernizing the entire ICBM weapon system deployed across tens of thousands of square miles in five states. Without a doubt, Sentinel is one of the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) most important acquisition efforts for the next decade, if not longer. It includes a complete refurbishment or replacement of hundreds of aging Minuteman III ICBM facilities to secure and support a newly designed, technologically advanced ballistic missile. It will also provide an entirely new command and control system (including an updated airborne launch capability) as well as vast array of required support equipment specifically engineered to operate and sustain the new weapon system over the decades ahead. Sentinel is one of the DoD’s newest official “programs of record,” having recently achieved Acquisitions Milestone B and enjoys broad, strong support at the national level. It is a long-term project with the weapon system anticipated to deploy over a nine-year period beginning in 2026 and remaining operational until at least 2075. Sentinel is a career defining program that will present unique and challenging opportunities that are simply not available with smaller projects.

The Role
BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Construction Manager working within the Integration Support Contract's (ISC) Sentinel Infrastructure and Deployment Division at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California. You will be part of a cohesive and integrated Sentinel team responsible for supporting weapon system planning, design, construction, and sustainment required to support the Sentinel testing platform. Your efforts will directly support our national defense by fielding the next-gen ICBM platform.

Who You Are
You are an experience and skilled leader, willing to meet challenges fearlessly and balance mission priorities across your team while successfully maintaining personnel and customer relationships:

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You are a collaborator and love working with a team to further the organization's goals and objectives
  • You are customer-oriented, anticipating their needs and work hard to exceed their expectations
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

The Central California Coast is an amazing coastline with diverse geography, a unique culture and an exceptional quality of life. We are located north of the city of Santa Barbara at the foot of the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains. The area offers an incredible range of outdoors pursuits including hiking, climbing, coastal and deep sea fishing, camping, boating, mountain biking, and world-class central coast wineries. The state is home to nine amazing national parks, with the closest being the breathtaking Channel Islands. The California area offers a vast array of cultural activities and businesses including multiple professional sports teams. The multiple international airports are easily accessible and offer easy, direct access to just about anywhere in the world.

Salary Range: $86,235 - $146,638 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

#ASFSRequired Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 7+ years’ experience (5+ years with MS) of progressive Construction Management experience
  • Understand comprehensive construction planning & management activities
  • Experience with construction management and project tracking software
  • Experience working in a collaborative, multi-discipline engineering team environment
  • Experience with Air Force requirements development
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Secret (or higher) security clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering/Construction, Logistics, Business or Management fields
  • Active Secret or Top Secret clearance
  • Government Construction Experience (MILCON; O&M)
  • Experience working with United States Army Corp of Engineers
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.