Draper Program Manager -Space Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The Draper Space Systems Program Office is seeking a Program Manager who will be responsible for managing Draper Space Systems programs. The candidate will have demonstrated skills in project and program management and possess aerospace program and technology experience. Responsibilities will include supporting and leading critical space programs, including program capture, development, planning and execution. Candidate will be responsible for supporting new and existing programs with Draper space programs customers including NASA and commercial industry to partner in the development of new space systems and technologies. Demonstrated experience with the overall program life-cycle from proposal through execution is essential. The program manager will be responsible for program execution including interfacing with customers, coordinating successful execution with internal stakeholders, and insuring contractual deliverables are completed on schedule and within the approved budget. This position will support the Draper Space Systems Director, Business Area Leads, and Senior Program Managers in the development of internal products and provide recommendations for research and development.
Degree in a related technical field. 10+ years of experience in aerospace systems is desired. Program and project management skills are required including work breakdown structure, budget planning and execution, integrated master schedule development and maintenance, and risk and opportunity management. Additionally, the candidate will have a technically versatile background with the ability to quickly learn new technologies and/or new applications; and, the ability to identify new opportunities. The candidate will possess an intimate knowledge, and track record of successful business interaction with internal stakeholders and customers. The candidate must have excellent communications, presentation, and networking skills. The ideal candidates has the ability and interest to understand and embrace Draper’s mission as a not-for-profit R&D organization
- Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc