25 days ago


Redmond, WA



Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Specialist, Business Operations to join our facility in Redmond, WA. In this role, you will work in the Business Management organization supporting the Program Management office. The ideal candidate will be an engaged team player who is proficient in budgeting, forecasting, preparing variance analysis and effective communication.

This current opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

With minimal direction, applies expertise to contribute to the development of new concepts and techniques. This position exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments:

30% - Generate and compile financial documents for internal and external use. Without appreciable direction, apply earned value management, finance and accounting expertise to develop new financial reporting concepts and techniques. Exercise sound judgment in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Budget and track program cost performance (external and internal financial reports) using a combination of mathematical and Excel skills. Perform risk based analysis to determine impacts caused by a deviation to the plan. Analyze data to evaluate performance against the baseline and prepare a variety of reports to reflect budget, earnings and variance analysis.

30% - As a core member of the program team, develop and maintain monthly forecast updates in support of program awards, sales, profit and cash. As needed, prepare variance analysis (from the prior forecast and baseline plan) and escalate issues to appropriate levels of management as needed. Significant issues will require a corrective action plan and tracking of execution.

20% - Conducts or consults on special analyses/studies to assist in the development of solutions for complex programmatic issues. May serve as an internal consultant on matters pertaining to policies, plans, and objectives. Coordinates fiscal planning and scheduling to ensure accuracy of data analysis and recommendations to management and/or customers. Advises, counsels, and instructs all levels of management regarding financial requirements of projects to resolve problems or issues.

10% - Develop and maintain project Estimate at Complete (EAC). To be reviewed with management quarterly.

10% - Maintain auditable records/files of work performed and assist internal and external auditors regarding organizational unit accounting, estimating and control procedures.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related discipline (MBA preferred), and Ten (10) years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Additional Requirements:

  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly MS Excel.
  • Demonstrated performance in business operations including a thorough knowledge of cost accounting standards, performance measurement systems, Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and contracting requirements.
  • Familiarity with Earned Value Management principles.
  • Willing and able to travel by car and air as needed.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Travel between Camden and Huntsville locations will be required on a periodic basis. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

About the Company

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne plays a key role in providing propulsion solutions that defend our homeland and support the space industry & communication, observation and exploration needs. We provide a wide array of products to the defense industry ranging from solid rocket motors and solid rocket propulsion systems to missile defense systems and warheads, as well as high efficiency electric propulsion, storable propellant engines, solid rocket motors, launch vehicle engine solutions to the space industry. Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding our product offerings, opening new markets in high speed strike weapons and hypersonics, as well as deploying new technologies such as additive manufacturing. Take a look at our career opportunities and find out how Aerojet Rocketdyne can LIFT your career into a higher orbit! Aerojet Rocketdyne is expanding in several locations including Huntsville, Alabama! We are excited to announce that Huntsville is our new defense headquarters and we plan on hiring approximately 800 employees at that site over the next couple of years. With approximately 5,000 employees and locations across the USA, we have opportunities in the places you want to be: • Huntsville, Alabama • Canoga Park, California (Los Angeles area) • West Palm Beach, Florida • Redmond, Washington • Camden, Arkansas • Carlstadt, New Jersey • Culpeper, Virginia • Stennis Space Center, Mississippi In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Company Size

5,000 to 9,999 employees


Aerospace and Defense