Project Management Specialist 4

Date: May 21, 2024

Location: Decatur, ALABAMA, US, 35601

Company: United Launch Alliance

Requisition ID: 192

Location: ULA - Decatur 

Relocation: Yes- Relocation may be available 

Travel Requirements: 10% 

 

At ULA, success comes through the efforts of a strong, united team.

 

Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world's most experienced and reliable space launch company! Successfully launching more than 155 consecutive missions with 100% mission success doesn't happen by accident. It's a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team of rocket scientists and support employees combined with the systems and processes we use to pull them together. As a ULA employee, you'll have the opportunity to grow in your career while working in a team-oriented culture that combines technology, innovation, ingenuity and a commitment to the extraordinary. Whether you are in college just launching your career, or, have experience and want to come work with the best rocket team in the world, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world. Our team is excited to meet you!

Job Overview & Responsibilities

  

  • Responsible for managing a technical development project over its lifecycle, from initiation through closure, including project planning, execution and monitoring, and achieving the objectives of the project to enable project closure.   
  • The project management specialist assembles and organizes the project team, assigns responsibilities, identifies, and obtains appropriate resources (including skilled personnel, tools, facilities and budget), and develops and maintains a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project.   
  • The project management specialist charters the project by defining system scope and project objectives, as well as the role and function of each team member.   
  • He/she effectively coordinates, collaborates, and informs all stakeholders affected by and interested in the project outcome, including end-users, distributors, suppliers, and others within the value stream.   
  • The project management specialist ensures adherence to quality standards and systems engineering processes, and attainment of project deliverables by managing risks, issues, and opportunities identified during planning and execution.   
  • Responsibilities also include conducting After Action Reviews to reflect on the project approach and results, and documenting lessons learned to share with other project managers.
  • The Project Management Specialist is an individual contributor who will report up through the Industrial Engineer and Project Management Leader at United Launch Alliance’s rocket factory and will be responsible for some or all the following:
  • Responsible for managing a technical development project over its lifecycle, from initiation through closure while meeting schedule and budget commitments.
  • Initiates project planning, execution and monitoring, and achieving the objectives of the project to enable project closure.
  • Develops and maintains a schedule to ensure timely completion of the project.
  • Charters the project by defining system scope and project objectives.
  • Coordinates, collaborates, and informs all stakeholders affected by and interested in the project outcome, including end-users, distributors, suppliers, and others within the value stream.
  • Adheres to quality standards and systems engineering processes, and attainment of project deliverables by managing risks, issues, and opportunities identified during planning and execution.
  • Conducts After Action Reviews to reflect on the project approach and results, and documenting lessons learned to share with other project managers.
  • Establish Identifies, Executes, and Implements Continuous Improvement Opportunities.
  • Works with stakeholders (production, finance, industrial engineers, tool design, etc) to ensure.
     

 

Required Education

Bachelor

 

Required Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 years of related work experience

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
  • This position will require working extended hours and /or weekends along with off shifts, as necessary to support testing and production delivery activities.
  • Exposure to manufacturing techniques and assemblies and safety protocols.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting problems and arriving at a solution in a timely manner.
  • Attention to details and good documentation of observations/findings.
     

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient skills in Earned Value Management.
  • Establish CI vision for the organization and partners with key leaders and individuals to execute vision.
  • Responsible for resolving complex problems utilizing Six Sigma Methodology using Green Belt and Black Belt methodology.
  • Demonstrated success in improving efficiency of complex processes and/or project management.
  • Project Management Professional experience.
  • Previous experience working in an aerospace company.
  • Knowledge of reading Blueprints.
     

What makes ULA different?

Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels.

 

We offer our employees competitive pay and benefits including:

  • 401(k) match plus an additional employer contribution
  • Discretionary annual incentive bonus for eligible employees
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible work environments

 

Additionally, most salaried ULA team members work a "9/80 schedule," meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

 

Benefits and work schedules may vary for union-represented hourly positions and are described in the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

 

 

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 22 CFR 120.62 (e.g., U.S. Citizen, Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. See 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

 

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law. 

 

ULA is a participant in the federal E-Verify Program. Posters in PDF format pertaining to this program can be accessed by clicking on the links identified below. E-Verify Participation poster (English / Spanish) and Right to Work Poster (English / Spanish).


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