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Project Manager (Open Rank)

Company: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

National Radio Astronomy ObservatoryPosition Description: Position SummaryThe Green Bank Observatory has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager at our Green Bank, WV facility in West Virginia. The Project Manager will take a leadership role in our various National Science Foundation projects and other externally funded projects. The PM will implement Project Management Division (PMD) standards, processes, tools, techniques, and support services. The Project Manager will serve as a key member of the Observatory senior management team. The observatory is located in Green Bank, WV with some job duties expected to be performed at the site. A hybrid work schedule from Charlottesville, VA may be considered. A partial telework schedule may also be considered.Job Duties SummaryTypical duties include managing relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors. Analyzes risks, establishes contingency plans and identifies trigger events and has the responsibility for initiating mitigating action. The PM will also provide training in Project Management and Systems Engineering to Green Bank based staff. Liaison with GBO's sister Observatories Project Management groups.Work EnvironmentWork is typically performed in an office setting within a research or development environment. May require some travel.Position Requirements: Minimum EducationBachelor's degree in engineering (systems or electrical preferred), science, program management or related field required.Minimum ExperienceRequires one to two years of experience with at least one of year experience actively leading technical projects. Candidates with more years of experience will be considered for a higher-level classification. Preferred ExperienceOne to two years experience in project management or systems engineering. Knowledge and project management experience in one of the following areas is preferred: Radio telescopes; RF, microwave or millimeter wave systems; Photonics; High-speed digital electronics; Thermal and cryogenic engineering; Mechanical engineering; Software engineering; Civil engineering or Electrical Engineering. PMI PMP certification and INCOSE ASEP (or higher) certification are preferred. The selected candidate is expected to obtain PMP certification within six months of hire and be willing to acquire INCOSE certification within twelve months.Competency SummaryHigh level of competency in Microsoft software products and web-based systems, Project, Visio and SharePoint.Attention to detail is criticalHighly organizedExcellent communication skillsDemonstrated experience in working with cross functional teamsThis position is located in Green Bank, WV with job duties expected to be performed at the site. Some telework or hybrid work from Charlottesville, VA may be considered. All Observatory staff are required to show proof of full vaccination for Covid 19 prior to their first day of employment. Application Instructions: Click the Apply button below. Please be prepared to upload your current resume and a cover letter describing interest and suitability for the position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: AUI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view our complete statement, please visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/nrao/jobs. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to resumes@nrao.edu.The Observatory is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)The Green Bank Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.PM20PI190654152

Keywords: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville , Project Manager (Open Rank), Executive , Charlottesville, Virginia

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