Lead Project Manager

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
California Institute of Technology
City: 
Pasadena
State/Province: 
CA
Zip/Postal: 
91125
Country: 
United States of America
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Lead Project Manager

 

Caltech

 

Job Category:

Fulltime Regular

 

Exempt Overtime Eligible:

Exempt

 

Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based

 

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.

 

Job Summary

 

This person together with the project PI team will be responsible for developing and executing the design, construction and operation of the most advanced imaging radio telescope in the world. The Project Manager for the DSA-2000 will supervise execution of the project scope, schedule and budget. They will manage the project contingency and risk register and will coordinate mitigating actions with the PI team. They will maintain best practises for project management across the project, coordinating closely with the PI team, the Project Engineer, the broader DSA-2000 team, funding agencies and local authorities for the project site. Further details about the project can be found at the following sources:

 

The Astro2020 Decadal White Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.07648

 

The project website: https://www.deepsynoptic.org/

 

The Radio Camera Initiative: https://www.radiocamera.io/

 

The selected applicant will be based at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), a world class facility operated by Caltech for research in radio astronomy, located near Bishop in central California. They will join a team of skilled scientists and engineers who manage a range of facilities operating from meter- to millimeter wavelengths, with observations extending from nearby exoplanets to the early universe. The successful applicant will coordinate closely with scientists and engineers at Caltech and DSA-2000 partner institutes to ensure the successful implementation of the DSA-2000 project. The Observatory is in the Eastern Sierra, which affords an excellent environment for outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, and skiing.

 

Email inquiries in regards to the application process may be sent to mailto:[email protected]. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Click here to read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). https://www.eeoc.gov/employees-job-applicants

 

Job Duties

 

The Project Manager for the DSA-2000 will supervise execution of the project scope, schedule and budget.

 

• Managing the project contingency and risk register and coordinating mitigating actions with the PI team;

• Maintain best practices for project management across the project, coordinating closely with the PI team, the Project Engineer, the broader DSA-2000 team, funding agencies and local authorities for the project site;

• Managing the Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for the project coordinating closely with consultants, the Bureau of Land Management and the local population in establishing a site and ongoing lease for the DSA-2000 array;

• Managing the specification and procurement of site infrastructure, including buildings, power transmission or generation, and access roads;

• Organizing regular and ad hoc in-person and videoconference meetings to track progress and keep teams up to date;

• The successful applicant will closely coordinate with the current DSA-2000 Project Manager during a 6-month transitional period.

• Among the critical tasks are the interactions with other agencies, major contractors and funding agencies along with reporting to and receiving input from various oversight and review boards.

 

Basic Qualifications

 

• Bachelor's or higher degree in engineering, astronomy, physical science, or a closely related field is required.

• 8-10 years of experience in a leadership role within a large technical project.

• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are critical.

 

Desirable Qualifications

 

• PMI PMP certification and INCOSE ASEP or higher certification;

• Experience with a large astronomy project, particularly radio astronomy;

• Experience in technology domains related to radio astronomy is preferred, such as electromagnetic, RF, digital signal processing, mechanical, software and civil engineering;

• Familiarity with collaboration applications (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams, Atlassian Jira);

• Experience with project management software;

• Knowledge of EIS procedures;

• Experience with document control;

• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams of engineers, scientists, and technicians locally and remotel

 

Required Documents

 

• Resume

• Cover letter

• List of 3 references

 

Any queries related to the position can be directed to Gregg Hallinan [email protected]

 

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/2731236

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, December 29, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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