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Project Manager

Job Description

Primary Functional Area: Program Management Office
Job Classification: Program Management Office
Job Title: Project Manager I
Detailed Job Description:

A Project Manager shall facilitate communication and cooperation amongst the assigned Project Team Members of each R&D development project or customer contract. A Project Manager is the focal point of the team and is responsible for ensuring that all R&D project tasks are completed on time, within budget, and that the projects achieve the requirements in accordance with company priorities, the Product Requirements Specification, and the customer specifications. A Project Manager accomplishes this responsibility by promoting communication amongst project team members, communication with the Program Management Office Director, communication with the Director of R&D and adherence to the Product Realization Process (PRP). In the case of a customer contract, the Project manager will be the main point of contact between GPS Source and the customer, emphasizing communication, program/project status, and understand the customer needs and expectations.

A Project Manager shall plan, coordinate, and guide project team activities to accomplish project schedules, budgets, and performance objectives. A Project Manager is responsible for planning and tracking cost, schedule and performance attributes and for reporting this information to the Director of Program Management Office. A Project Manager shall perform Risk Management of engineering projects, identifying risks and working with the Project team to develop and execute mitigation plans.

A Project Manager shall ensure that all project deliverables are reviewed, signed and ready for submittal to the Program Administrator for delivery to the customer. A Project Manager must understand the requirements and expectations of each customer deliverable.

The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, while executing all Program Office Procedures and Processes thru the utilization of efficient and effective Time Management and Organization skills are important elements to possess and execute.

  • Identify resource requirements, shortages or concerns, and report resource status to the Director of the Program Management Office
  • Track resource assignments, hours and tasks by project
  • Coordinate internal resources with the Director of Program Management Office and R&D Director to mitigate resource allocation issues
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget based on strategic company goals and priorities as directed by Director of Program Management
  • Develop and track a detailed schedule and budget for each assigned project
  • Report Project status to the Director of Program Management Office via Quad chart and Burn Rates
  • Perform Risk Management, identifying Risks and working with the R&D Director and Project Team for mitigation
  • Manage impacts to Project based on changes to the project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Manage the creation and publishing of all project documentation in accordance with the Product Realization Process
  • Adherence to the Program Management Plan (PMP) set forth by the Director of Program Management Office – a document that outlines minimum requirements for Project Management Expectation
  • Adherence to the Product Realization Plan (PRP) – a document that lays out the AS 9100 Quality Engineering process that must be followed by Engineering, but is the responsibility of the Program Office to enforce and publish
  • Ensure all project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately in the corporate documentation system
  • Hold regular status meetings with project team members
  • Assign and track Project team action items and enforce action item due dates
  • Create and distribute Meeting Minutes
  • Utilize available communication tools (web pages, instant messaging, charts, graphs, presentations)
  • Lead and coordinate cross-functional team members towards a common goal
  • Create and execute project work plans and welcome changes as appropriate to meet evolving needs and priorities
  • Oversee the management of day-to-day operational aspects of all projects and communicating handoff between team members
  • Coordinate and interface as the single point of contact for all aspects of customer contract(s)
  • Organize and review customer deliverables prepared by team before passing to Program Administrator for Delivery
  • Ensure project team members are effectively applying GPSS methodology and project standards
  • Prepare for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures
  • Ensure compliance with all project/product requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor degree
  • 1 plus year in Engineering Process experience
  • 1 plus year in Project Management experience
  • Familiarity with product design and project management methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to present material in a clear and concise manner
  • Availability to travel to customer locations (within the US), frequency estimated to be 5 trips per year
  • Familiar with building a budget and schedule using Microsoft Project and identifying a critical path
  • Candidate already has or is able to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Excellent Time Management and Organizational Skills

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced degree in business, management or equivalent
  • PMP certification
  • Experience with electrical engineering, PCB, CBA design, software development, and manufacturing
  • Experience working with Government contracts

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