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Job Details
Company Name : Southwest Research Institute
Company Location : Durham, NH 03824
Job Category : Jobs in New Hampshire

Job Description :

Who We Are:

SwRI-EOS (on UNH campus in Durham, NH) offers exciting spaceflight hardware opportunities. We design and fabricate spaceflight hardware, including new instrumentation and custom-designed avionics. Active programs include missions in space weather, heliophysics, astrophysics and Earth science.

Objectives of this Role:
  • Provide project management and technical leadership for a variety of SwRI projects, mostly in the aerospace sector (NASA, NOAA, DoD, and commercial space opportunities).
  • Be effective in a collaborative highly technical, multi-institutional team environment.
  • Collaborations typically involve staff scientists and engineers at two or more institutions (including SwRI, University of New Hampshire, NASA research centers, and other outside partners).
  • Maintain strong analytical and innovative skills in order to lead complex multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Teams typically include scientists, electrical engineers, software engineers, mechanical engineers, and systems engineers.
  • Provide business development support both in the government and commercial sectors, requiring customer interactions and proposal development.
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the development, fabrication, integration, and test of various flight hardware projects, providing technical leadership and maintaining control of the scope, schedule, and budget (including earned value analysis).
  • Conduct regular meetings as needed to maintain oversight, provide guidance, and insure communications amongst team members. Some of these meetings will require travel.
  • Author technical and budgetary reports as needed to satisfy contractual obligations, and to maintain communications amongst team members.
  • Provide technical briefings to clients and SwRI leadership.
  • Work with the SwRI Institute Quality Systems department to ensure compliance with all contractual and SwRI-imposed quality requirements, which are designed to satisfy the requirements of various quality programs, including ISO 9001.
  • Provide technical leadership and support of business development efforts, including technical interfacing with customers to define requirements, responding to Requests for Information (RFI), and the development of technical and cost proposals.
  • Requires a Bachelors with a 3.00 GPA in Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems, or Aerospace Engineering (or closely-related field)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred (but not required)
  • 10 years: Experience with project management and leadership of technical projects in aerospace or related industries, including the management of diverse engineering teams, interfacing with clients, and the successful management of projects within cost and schedule
  • Strong organizational, management, communications, technical, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Should have a working knowledge of Risk Management, Configuration Management, Earned Value Management, Resource Management, and the management of government contracts
  • Experience managing projects using ISO9001 quality systems is helpful
  • Must have in-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Project
  • A valid/clear driver’s license is required
Special Requirements:

Work assignment is in Durham, New Hampshire. Must be a U.S. person (i.e., U.S. citizen, non-U.S. citizen national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee) due to ITAR work in section.

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