PROJECT ENGINEER

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A space robotics company making space accessible to the world

Astrobotic is seeking a Project Engineer to support the organization of daily operations of one or more ongoing projects and sub-systems related to the design, development, integration and manufacture of new spacecraft and their payloads. The role will support a broad range of technical programs and sub-systems spanning structures, thermodynamics, sensors, electronics, software, and systems engineering. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to projects with significant impact on the future of space and technology on the moon.

Astrobotic’s Planetary Landers division is a collaborative working environment where each member of the team has a high degree of freedom, responsibility, and expectations. We are building solutions to challenging technical problems with the goal of making space more accessible to the world. The company has received more than 50 NASA and commercial technology contracts in autonomous precision landing, mobile robotics, GPS-denied navigation and mapping, multi-rover exploration and planning, lunar cave exploration, planetary drones, and high-performance computing.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Creating and coordinating schedules, budgets and resources for concurrent projects with staggered deliverables and reporting cycles
  • Integrating project schedules to ensure milestones and delivery requirements are met and all stakeholders are kept informed
  • Collaborating with managers and leads to ensure schedule, cost, and technical deliverables are met and up to date throughout
  • Creating appropriate reports and records to ensure compliance with company and customer requirements
  • Creating technical statements of work and contracts for vendors, manufacturers, and subcontractors, and evaluating the performance of those contracts
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of technical progress reports, documentation, and presentations
  • Conducting analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules and or deadlines
  • Monitoring schedule progress, including identifying critical activities and reviewing forecasts and progress achieved to date. Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around
    Maintaining the strict confidentiality of sensitive information

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years leading or supporting technical projects in a fast-paced environment with project life cycle planning and execution
  • Demonstrated experience developing project budgets, schedules, and risks
  • Demonstrated experience balancing resources across multiple projects, as well as tracking scope, schedule, and budget
  • Demonstrated experience working with engineering teams and ability to quickly establish close working relationships across teams
  • Highly organized with a tenacious attention to detail
  • Comfort with ambiguity and motivated to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work without supervision to lead the development of program plans and schedules for multiple programs concurrently
  • Ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and be able to foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including sound judgement about when, how, what, and with whom to communicate

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. in Engineering or a related discipline strongly preferred
    Space experience is preferred, but not required
  • Experience planning/scheduling for aerospace programs
  • Working within an agile development framework
  • Advanced MS Project skills (Resource loading/tracking, progress tracking, variance analysis, critical path review and analysis)
  • Using team collaboration tools (Confluence/Jira) to manage tasks and products

Tagged as: jira, confluence, progress tracking, variance analysis, critical path review

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