Position Description Overview:
The SETI Institute is seeking a term-appointment (at least 18 months at approx. part time) project manager to oversee the upgrade of the Allen Telescope Array (ATA) radio telescope in Northern California. The ATA's primary application is to discover artificial signals coming from outside of our solar system indicating extra-terrestrial intelligence, and additionally to study and discover astronomical anomalies. The ATA was commissioned in 2003 and the planned upgrade will increase the observing speed of the array by a factor of 2x to 10x through replacement of receivers on all 42 antennas. The Project Manager (PM) will lead the manufacturing of the new receivers, and the subsequent installation on ATA antennas.
The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe. We believe we are conducting the most profound search in human history – to discover our beginnings and our place among the stars. The SETI Institute is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to scientific research, education, and public outreach. Founded in 1984, the Institute today employs over 140 scientists, educators and support staff. For more information about SETI, go to http://www.seti.org.
Education: An MS plus 10 years experience or equivalent career experience, in engineering project management. A Ph.D. is a plus.
Qualifications / Required skills:
The successful candidate ideally possesses both formal training and substantial experience running multi-million dollar projects with strict time/budget constraints. Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills are required.
Some knowledge of instrumentation for radio astronomy, GHz frequency RF electronics, GHz range fiber optic communication, or related disciplines is required.
A background including project management at multiple institutions, demonstrable track record including multiple projects, large budgets, and experience meeting hard cost/schedule deadlines. Demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to articulate the vision and make it happen. Strong quantitative foundation to support the financial and analytical requirements. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Please apply here: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=3182251
Application deadline: Open until filled. The SETI Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.