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Deputy Program Manager

Company: Space Dynamics Laboratory
Location: Logan
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID 8283

At the Space Dynamics Laboratory, we take pride in and highly value our employees. We are seeking a deputy program manager to join our Near-Earth Object Surveyor (NEOS) instrument team.

At SDL, we take pride in and highly value our employees. SDL offers competitive salaries and fantastic benefits, including:
Flexible work schedules that fit your style-every Friday off, every other Friday off, or simply traditional hours
Generous paid leisure and sick leave, ensuring you never miss a special event
Favorable company locations with average commute times of less than 15 minutes
High-quality, low-cost health, dental, and life insurance
A 14.2% employer retirement contribution into a 401(a) account-no matching required!
Utah State University undergraduate tuition discounts of 50%, full reimbursement for graduate tuition, and free course audits for employees and dependents meeting eligibility requirements
A great, highly educated team that works together to solve some of the most fascinating problems on (and off) our planet
We are a growing company that maintains both a family feel and high retention rate with over 90% job satisfaction
Relocation assistance available for most positions

SDL has been awarded by NASA/JPL to be a key stake holder in the development of the Near-Earth Object Surveyor (NEOS) instrument. SDL's role is to design, analyze, fabricate, and test key-subsystems involving optical, mechanical, and electronic assemblies. SDL will be the primary instrument assembler and integrator and will perform test and calibration at the assembled instrument level at its facilities in Logan, UT. Our delivery date is in the spring of 2025.

Key Responsibilities
Program Management contributor trading issues of scope, approach, risk, cost, and schedule
Interface with NASA/JPL business office
Work directly with project scheduler, EVM manager, cost analyst, and CAMs to implement Earned Value Management (EVM) tracking and reporting
Work directly with the technical team in procuring materials and sub-contracts as necessary, actively participating in quotations and approvals
Work with project cost analyst and scheduler to develop what-if scenarios on project funding
Advise team members on procurement processes and requirements for proper traceability and verification documentation

Required Qualifications
BS in a technical engineering or business discipline
Five or more years involved in the business and financial aspects of program management
Proficiency in preparing project proposals, project reports, and status
Understanding of Work Breakdown Structures, Gantt chart/waterfall-based program schedules, milestones
Strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
Ability to work in a team-oriented environment, proactively obtain information needed
Must be a US citizen

Let us know in your application materials if you possess the following:
Previous experience working in an EVM project
MBA with a technical engineering BS degree
Management of space hardware development projects

For questions or assistance with the application process or the DoD SkillBridge program, please contact employment@sdl.usu.edu.

EOE including Disability and Vet

Keywords: Space Dynamics Laboratory, Logan , Deputy Program Manager, Executive , Logan, Utah

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