Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Senior Principal Business Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/5/2018 3:23 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Project and Program Management
    Location : City
    North Las Vegas
    Location : State/Province (Full Name)
  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent training and experience and at least 12 years’ related professional experience.
    • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
    • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
    • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Able to identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintain them over time.
    • Ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
    • Able to use accounting, statistical, financial analysis, data base reporting and query software.
    • The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
    • The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information.
    • Must be able to use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
    • Able to utilize independent judgment, creativity, and initiative to evaluate alternative methods of solving problems, problem resolution, and to ensure that requirements are completed efficiently, on time, and are cost-effective.
    • Able to develop, plan, and implement short- and long- range goals.
    • Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
    • Able to manage large quantities of data and transactions in a financial environment. Understands the financial systems, data sources and complexities in the financial transaction-processing arena.
    • Able to prioritize and schedule multiple activities of the assigned organization.
    • Able to communicate with all types of people in a tactful, professional, influencing, motivating, and effective manner while screening and maintaining confidentiality.
    • Able to understand and remember complex data, policies, procedures, laws, regulations, terminology, schedules, personnel, and other details.
    • Able to shift rapidly to new assignments when priorities change, handle multiple assignments simultaneously, and meet short deadlines with minimal supervision.
    • Familiar with software applications to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program. Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.” 

    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist in the management of directorate funds and participate in the preparation of advance planning information, develop budget estimates for directorate programs in terms of cost and affordable manpower levels, and recommend reallocation of funds or manpower when appropriate.
    • Develop techniques to collect, compile, and report cost information relating to equipment, events, and programs to develop planning estimates and program analyses.
    • Prepare conceptual plans and cost estimates for program or project support for construction equipment or for logistical support.
    • Participate in the scheduling of activities; estimate resource requirements; interpret statistical data; and disseminate information regarding affordable manpower levels, procurement of capital equipment, direct and indirect costs, and program status.
    • Recommend reallocation of funds, changes in equipment procurement, realignment of schedules activities, and solutions to developing problems.
    • Prepare the annual and mid-year budget estimates for specific programs applying historical data regarding resource requirements; direct, support, indirect costs, and inflationary trends.
    • Estimate costs and determine the proper percentage burden rate, labor load, equipment load, material handling, and related cost distribution procedures.
    • Review Department of Energy and Work for Others budget submissions and proposals to ensure the MSTS cost model has been implemented appropriately.
    • Provide director and program directors with analysis of congressional actions and potential impacts to the program/site.
    • Participate in process improvement teams where financial matters are affected.
    • Monitor performance, cost, and schedules objectives.
    • Consolidate forecasts and analyzes trends.
    • Prepare indirect budgets and rates variance reports for directorate programs.
    • Coordinate monthly program reviews along with program reporting requirements.
    • Review project control plans, including project cost estimates, forecasts, schedules, and budget commitments.
    • Report scope, nature, and reason for any major variances in projected vs. actual performance to the director and program manager.
    • Maintain current information as to trends and developments in business and present recommendations to programs and management.
    • Develop and maintain customer relations with representatives of the DOE/NNSA and Work for Others (WFO).
    • Serve as liaison with Project Controls Office, Chief Financial Office, and other support functions, as necessary.
    • Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
    • Analyze monthly directorate and MSTS budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
    • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
    • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations.
    • Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
    • Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
    • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
    • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
    • Perform cost-benefit analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, or explore alternative financing methods.
    • Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
    • Seek new ways to improve efficiency and increase profits.
    • Testify before fund-granting authorities, clarifying and promoting the proposed budgets.
    • Match appropriations for specific programs with appropriations for broader programs, including items for emergency funds.
    • Use computer and computer systems to set up functions, enter data or process information.
    • Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on financial, business, or process-related topics.
    • Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers. Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations. Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision. Participate in and embrace MSTS environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.