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Senior Program Financial Analyst- Master Scheduler


San Diego, CA, US, 92127

Job ID: 102843 


Leonardo Daylight Solutions business provides industry-changing mid-infrared laser light technology for government and commercial markets, including: defense and security; life sciences; and industrial process control. As a mid-IR technology pioneer, Daylight Solutions has delivered more mid-IR systems to more applications world-wide than any other company.

Job Summary

DRS Daylight Solutions is a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS. Our mission at DRS Daylight Solutions is to be the leading provider of best in class, mid-infrared sources and systems for defense, commercial, and research markets. Our global leadership position in advanced, mid-IR technology means that DRS Daylight Solutions customers benefit from a sustainable, competitive advantage in molecular detection and imaging applications.


Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A., which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.drs.com.


Company Overview
In 2005, three high-tech entrepreneurs founded DRS Daylight Solutions in San Diego, California, with the goal of developing breakthrough technologies and products around the company’s core technology: mid-IR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Since then, the company has introduced three groundbreaking products.

Are you an innovator that wants to be part of the solution? We’re looking for pioneers who bring great ideas from concept to reality. DRS Daylight Solutions culture is family oriented, innovative, and collaborative. We enjoy working hard and have fun doing it. Our motto is to protect with light.


Job Location: San Diego, CA


Position Summary: 
Sr. Project Control Analyst with strong Earned Value and Scheduling will provide overall guidance, plan and understand the company’s financial position, support, baseline planning, and actual cost verification, preparation of Estimates at Completion (EAC), variance analysis, workforce projections, revenue and profit forecasting. Provide overall guidance to the Program Manager/Program Team with business and financial analysis, and, financial reports for Site Management. 

Job Responsibilities

•    Provide overall guidance and direction to development, maintenance and analysis of the program financial activity, scheduling and performance measurement data. 
•    Leadership ability to advise Program Managers, mentor/train other personnel and a strong communicator of financial issues/risks to non-financial personnel. 
•    Perform financial planning and analysis for multiple jobs within a line of business. 
•    Tasks include but are not limited to, proposal generation, baseline planning, actual cost verification, preparation of Estimates at Completion (EAC), variance analysis, revenue and profit forecasting and general support to the Program Manager/Program Team with business and financial analysis.
•    Understand the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and the Strategic Guide Plan process and help prepare program bookings, revenue, operating profit, investment and cash flow data 
•    Understand how job costs are collected and billed on all contract types 
•    Obtain agreement on previously determined goals and objectives through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy 
•    Establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers 
•    Support negotiations with the government, industry prime contractors and foreign customers 
•    Conduct difficult analytical studies, monitor trends and be able to accurately interpret the results 
•    Support of government compliance and audit activities 
•    Understand Standards of Conduct to include: Conflicts of Interests; Improper Practices; Liability and Fraud 
•    Understand Contract design and structure to include: FFP; CPIF; CPFF; CPAF; BOA; IDIQ; Foreign Military Sale (FMS); and International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS), and, competitive and sole source procurements 
•    Strong grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and a working knowledge of the cost accounting standards (CAS) and IFRS 
•    Support Proposal Preparations including: bid/no-bid requirements; cost estimating; pricing; RFP review; risk mitigation; and negotiation 
•    Understand source selection evaluation process to include cost and price analysis, discussions, debriefings and protest 
•    Program and finance: Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; budget preparation, reporting and management; cost & variance analysis; Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Estimate at Completion (EAC); cash management/working capital; forecasting; contractual reporting (CDRL, EVM, cost and pricing, C/SSR); risk management; return on investment (ROI); audit preparation and management; and program review preparation 
•    Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
•    Maximize IT utilization through electronic commerce and ERP/Oracle implementation 
•    General business operations knowledge to include management principles; business development; HR; operations; finance; accounting; economics; and information technology 
•    Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures


•    Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field and 7 years of progressive experience in a government manufacturing environment 
•    MA/MS is highly desirable 
•    Must have experience with earned value (EV), EAC, and Scheduling
•    Developing knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, CAS & SOX 
•    Ability to understand financial analysis principles and have financial analysis skills 
•    Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite , Excel, MS Project, Visio, Oracle, Pro Pricer)
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance. 


•    Lifting: yes 25 lbs 0-25%
•    Walking: yes 0-50%
•    Climbing: yes 0-10%
•    Bending: yes 0-10%
•    Sitting: yes 0-50%
•    Standing: yes 0-50%
•    Stooping: yes 0-10%
•    Kneeling: yes 0-10%
•    Travel: yes 0-25% 


Leonardo DRS, Inc. its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital, veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  #DLS

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired employees be fully vaccinated.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: San Diego