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GS2 Fluids Technical Project Manager (TPM)

BLUE ORIGIN

BLUE ORIGIN

IT, Operations
Florida, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!

This role supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration, heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to low-Earth orbit, geostationary transfer orbit, cislunar, and beyond. Its first stage is fully reusable, and the vehicle was designed from the beginning to be human-capable.

As part of a passionate and accomplished team, you will be working at the intersection of program management, engineering, integrated supply chain, finance and quality organizations, improving team effectiveness and coordination, and ensuring that the right people are working together to solve problems and deliver results on time.

You will report directly to the Manager of Production within the TPM Office for the New Glenn Stage 2 Fluid Systems, and directly support all aspects of project management to include cost, schedule, technical design, risk & opportunity, change management, and coordination with manufacturing. You will use your management skills to identify, propose, and execute process improvements initiatives to efficiently fulfill New Glenn Stage 2 objectives. You will support the fabrication of internal hardware manufacturing and the successful integration of the GS2 Fluid Systems.

You will use your project management and engineering skills to organize schedules and program plans to ensure development, qualification, and production hardware is delivered and support the New Glenn build flow. You will use your technical background to understand and effectively communicate with Blue Origin engineering and production internal organizations. You will be accountable as a TPM for planning, executing, and monitoring projects according to strict deadlines as well as integrating with the overall vehicle programs. You will present status, risks & opportunities, variances, and recovery plans to engineering and program management, as well as interfacing with various stakeholders within Manufacturing and Operations organizations. You will manage the coordination of demand, prioritization, and timely execution of the Fluid Systems hardware builds in concert with multifunctional teams across the country. We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Bias for action and passion for our mission and vision are required! This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

This assignment requires attention to detail, highly developed communication skills, execution with urgency, and the ability to work under minimal direction.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define program operations and production strategies to meet program performance and production objectives
  • Drive operations and production strategies through implementation through assignment of projects and tasks, funding and budget tracking, and integration with key stakeholders
  • Act as the functional lead in all aspects of strategic technical projects and tasks
  • Effectively collaborate with the supporting functions to maintain project schedules
  • Perform and lead others in the execution and facilitation of specific project plans, managing risks, tracking, reporting on status, and resolving blocking issues
  • Work independently toward long-range objectives without appreciable direction and determine the technical objectives of assignments to develop approaches to solutions
  • Apply program management principles in the development of executable plans and implementation of creative solutions to complex problem

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passion for Blue Origin’s mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • B.S./B.A. degree in engineering, manufacturing, or another technical field
  • 3+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably with aerospace hardware or complex technical systems. Candidates with various levels of experience are welcome to apply
  • Possess high attention to detail and strong organizational/coordination skills
  • Strong knack for troubleshooting and quick thinking to keep the project moving forward
  • Demonstrated ability to build trusting and effective working relationships that improve team performance and deliver results
  • Working knowledge of configuration management principles and practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with launch vehicle development, production, and operations
  • Experience with Primavera (P6), CREO, Windchill
  • Working familiarity with Jira, Confluence, Tableau, and data analytics
  • Experience across multiple portions of the product life cycle
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • MBA or M.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or systems engineering
  • Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management and Cost Account Management such as EVM.
  • Strong business management acumen and experience interfacing with large, geographically dispersed programs

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.

Benefits

Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off: Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here.

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