Special Programs Cost, Schedule & Control III Financial Administrator

5 months ago
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.




The successful candidate must be a critical thinker with demonstrated problem solving/reasoning skills.  He or She should be a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent oral and written communication skills able to interface with various levels of internal management as well as program sponsors and sub-contractors.  The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team is a necessity.

The candidate will work closely with the Directorate Administrator, Program Managers, Tasks Leaders and Contracts Administrators and be responsible for Engineering Best Practice duties, including but not limited to:
- Cost and schedule analysis,
- Managing the Administration of IQMS/CMMI requirements on all programs
- Providing regular earned value (EV) reporting
- Assisting in the generation, processing, maintenance and control of classified systems
- Monitoring and generation Contract Data Requirements Lists
The candidate will also be asked to supply a broad range of financial support such as:
- Preparing internal and external financial and technical reports,
- Monitoring subcontracts,
- Proposal generation
- Forecasting current and new business, as well as resource and manpower estimates.





Masters degree or Bachelors degree with 5-10 years of directly related experience.  Sound background in Engineering Best Practice/Process improvement (CMMI: Capability Maturity Model Integration/IQMS: Integrated Quality Management Systems) preferred.  Proven experience with Excel as a financial tool, the Microsoft Office suite, and data management systems including MS Access, Filemaker Pro, PeopleSoft, and MicroStrategy Data Warehouse.  Unites State Citizen- Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance a plus.
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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