Associate Director, Project Management

Company Details

Your World. Our Network.®

Company Overview

Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government, and relief agencies with “on-the-move” availability. Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency. With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium delivers the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM – the most versatile global broadband service that satisfies the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea, or air.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

As the Associate Director, Project Management you and your team are responsible for a project portfolio of high impact and multi-million-dollar value to the company. These projects are critical to the future of the Iridium business, our value-added partners, and our end customers, and are often are in support of large, complex, and high-profile technology programs focused on end-to-end system solutions, new product development, or network elements within the Iridium architecture. This position operates in a fast-paced environment and must provide clear leadership, coordination, technical oversight, and management of the project to deliver successful solutions and navigate interdependencies in a matrixed environment. The person successful in this role needs to have both broad and deep knowledge of project management fundamentals (e.g. business case, risk management, schedule management, and negotiation).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives, including managing the delivery of high-quality results and complex solutions, and providing ideas and suggestions for continuous improvement cross-functionally
  • Manage the coordination and delivery of multiple or complex assignments designed with end goals in mind, within identified timeline and budget
  • Ensure that projects meet financial performance targets as established in project pipeline budgets and Estimates to Complete
  • Ensure that projects deliver quality results, activities are well-designed, and funds are expended to meet overall project objectives, contract deliverables, and indicator targets
  • Serve as a sounding board on strategic project decisions and provides thought leadership in program design and delivery
  • Manage the requirements and planning basis in a methodical and organized manner, including the use of configuration management practices (CM)
  • Lead a team of 2+ employees to meet/exceed goals, assessing performance against goals and identifying areas for improvement

Job Requirements:

  • Manage significant risks and issue resolution independently, and evaluate the results for lessons learned
  • Confidently present complex results, implications, and options
  • Demonstrated ability to speak persuasively to influence through debate, persuasion, or by authoritative recognition with those internal/external to the team
  • Manage cross-functional issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles
  • Foster cross-functional team building to deliver complex projects/individual goals
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to build relationships with executive leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently recognize and adapt to different communication styles based on stakeholder style and preferences

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Degree in engineering, mathematics, or science preferred
  • 12+ years related program/project management experience, preferably in a large, global organization
  • 7+ years experience in the management of complex technical projects, preferably direct experience in telecommunications, ground networks, electronic product development/manufacturing, or satellites
  • 3+ years of experience leading a team of project managers
  • Project Management Accreditation (APMP, PMI, or equivalent) preferred
  • Experience collaborating globally across timelines and cultures
  • Strong familiarity with tools and software applications that support project management and project portfolio management

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.

Tagged as: engineering, telecommunications, satellites, mathematics, science, project management accreditation, ground networks, electronic product development/manufacturing

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