Senior Analyst - Submarine Industrial Base Regional Management - Pennsylvania
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Program Analysis

Security Clearance Requirement

Regular Full-Time



Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. Objective. Responsive. Trusted.
SPA's Sea Land Air (SLA) Division supports a diverse portfolio of national security government clients, including the Undersea Enterprise, the Navy Surface Community, the Navy MPTE Enterprise, the Army, DoD Agencies, DARPA, OSD, international clients including the Canadian Navy and Australian Defense Force.  Our primary objective is to provide timely, objective and analytic assessments that integrate the policy, operational, technical, programmatic and acquisition aspects of our clients' challenges.
Leveraging both in-domain and cross-domain expertise to maximize our clients' success, SLA Division acts as trusted agents to senior decision-makers and key leaders and excels at providing data driven analytic insights, systems engineering, strategies and plans that address current and emerging challenges to national security.
The Undersea Platform Analysis Group (UPAG), within the Sea, Land, Air Division, provides timely, objective, analytic assessments that integrate technical, operational, programmatic, policy and business analysis to NAVSEA Team Submarine program offices and key stakeholders surrounding submarine platform construction.  Team Submarine unifies submarine platform procurement activities, which includes the Columbia-class SSBN program (a Major Defense Acquisition Program and the Navy's top acquisition priority), the Virginia-class SSN program and the new SSN-X program (developing the next generation attack submarine), to bring improved capabilities to our undersea forces.  Analysts and Engineers supporting Team Submarine will continue SPA's decades of support to the SSBN force, as well as supporting oversight of cutting-edge attack submarine construction, assisting in developing the design requirements for the SSN platform of the future, and helping plan and execute new and innovative strategies to strengthen the critical submarine shipbuilding industrial base. These are high-profile, major acquisition and manufacturing programs of significant importance to the future capabilities of the US Navy in an era of renewed strategic competition.
SPA has an immediate need for a Senior Program Analyst - Submarine Industrial Base Regional Management, located in the Pennsylvania region.


The Senior Analyst will serve as regional lead and strategic advisor for a high profile client organization, carrying out rigorous efforts to strengthen the submarine manufacturing industrial base with a focus on development of the skilled trades workforce. The Senior Analyst will apply a strong familiarity with defense manufacturing organizations, processes, and priorities to help identify, develop, and execute new strategies and initiatives in industrial base and supply chain development.  In this role, you will navigate complex stakeholder relationships across government and private industry, manage standup and execution of new initiatives, perform detailed analysis of regional trends and program perfmance, and regularly communicate progress and challenges through briefs, analytic products, and decision support for senior client leadership and officials.
This position is fully remote, but requires frequent participation in stakeholder meetings in the Pennsylvania region. 


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations, management or other relevant field.
5+ years supporting defense manufacturing, Navy shipbuilding, or defense acquisition program initiatives.
Proven ability to navigate, coordinate, and communicate between government and private industry stakeholders.
Proven ability to use Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint, to analyze information and communicate to decision makers.
Current DoD security clearance - minimum Secret, with the ability to maintain it throughout employment.
Additional Qualifications Desired, but not required:
Experience working on Navy, submarine, or undersea related programs - especially nuclear shipbuilding efforts.
Direct experience working in defense manufacturing.
Experience developing or implementing supply chain, industrial base, or manufacturing improvement and risk reduction initiatives.

SPA is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action. It is, and will continue to be, the policy of the company to afford equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. We recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SPA complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.