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Technical Project Manager III-IV

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will work with a multidisciplinary team to design, build, execute testing, and deliver complex fluid and mechanical components. As a Technical Project Manager for New Glenn, you will report to the Subsystems and Program Management Managers, and directly support all aspects of project management to include cost, schedule, technical design, risk & opportunity, and change management. You will use your project engineering skills to organize budgets, schedules, and program plans to ensure development, qualification and production hardware is delivered and support the various campaigns. You will use your technical background to understand and effectively communicate with Blue Origin internal organizations and suppliers to guide project planning. You will build subsystems project management plans and manage project schedules, WBS, and cost, as well coordinate schedules to integrate the subsystem development with the overall vehicle programs. You will present status, risks & opportunities, variances, and recovery plans to engineering and program management. You will manage the subsystem business rhythms and develop/communicate key program metrics with visibility in both Florida and Washington.

We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Bias for action and passion for our mission and vision are required!Responsibilities:

  • Develop/drive schedule execution/recovery plans (float driver sprints) and provide adjustments into schedule updates
  • Compile bi-weekly finance updates for finance meetings (and support those meetings)
  • Development and maintenance of recurring and non-recurring planning packs (REs will support with inputs)
  • Track/manage drawing release status to plan
  • Coordinate CCB material for subsystem
  • Maintain more detailed project plans below P6 granularity that drive more detailed priorities
  • Facilitate engineering release/procurement/tWO process (i.e. ensure that released engineering is actively actioned by M/B board and that POs/tWOs are quickly authoredQualifications:
    • B.S. Business, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Management, or similar
    • 8+ years' experience program management and business management in a development environment
    • Experience leading multidisciplinary development projects, including managing requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, and cost
    • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
    • Experience with Project Management Tools such as MS Project, P6 Primavera or similar
    • Aptitude for hands-on problem solving, with a passion for spacecraft systems
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    • Self-starter, strong bias for action
    • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
    • Passion for Blue Origin's mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Desired:
      • MBA or M.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or systems engineering
      • Experience with launch vehicle development, production and operations
      • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience. Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management and Cost Account Management such as EVM.
      • Experience building tools to for Data Analytics with SQL, Excel Power query, or Tableau
      • Experience with verification, integration, and test, of orbital launch vehicles or human rated spacecraft.
      • Strong business management acumen and experience interfacing with large, geographically dispersed programs with large subcontractors.Compensation range for on site WA applicants:Technical Project Manager Sr is $141,600 - $207,680Technical Project Manager III is $117,000 - $171,600Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.BenefitsEmployee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Technical Project Manager III-IV, Executive , Merritt Island, Florida

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