MIT Lincoln Laboratory Project Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally-funded research and development center chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.

The Program Management Office (PMO) supports advanced technology planning and execution Laboratory-wide through a rigorous balance of technical and management capabilities. The PMO accomplishes this through the development of a highly skilled pool of program managers and by providing direct support to the Laboratory’s most complex prototyping efforts. The PMO also implements program management best practices tailored for the dynamic research and development environment. The PMO provides standard, scalable approaches to program management functions and provides independent assessments and recommendations for improved program execution.

Position Summary

The Project Manager will be responsible for a variety of detailed project management, financial, and administrative activities involved in overseeing a small to medium federated program or several major subcontract efforts for a complex program, typically under the guidance of an Associate Program Manager. These programs involve building and operating hardware prototypes utilizing advanced technologies. Must be capable of understanding and discussing the technical basis and the basic design/fabrication risks involved.

Candidate will work closely with an Associate Program Manager to develop schedules and budgets for their assigned efforts. Will track milestone completion, analyze financial performance, and maintain master schedules. Will coordinate procurement activities; support the development of procurement documentation and aid in source selections as required. For major subcontract efforts, the candidate will review subcontractor performance versus plan and update the Associate Program Manager regarding impact to overall effort. Will track milestone completion, maintain giver/receiver lists, authorize milestone payments, and collaborate with technical team and Contracting Services Department to resolve issues as required. Will coordinate closely with Associate Program Manager to report status both internally and to Sponsor organization. Will assist in other special assignments, as required, including the development of tools and procedures for program management, program metrics tracking, risk assessment, requirements tracking, financial reporting, cost estimating, property administration, and personnel logistics.


• BS degree in Engineering, Physics or related field required. MS in Engineering, Physics or related preferred. • An MBA, PMP, or equivalent experience preferred. • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering or technology development required. • Demonstrated experience in small project/schedule management or engineering commensurate with the position. • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required.

• Possible moderate travel required. • Ability to obtain and maintain a government clearance.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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