Lead Project Manager

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
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 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. 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 candidate can be based at either the Caltech campus in Pasadena or at the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) near big Pine, CA.. 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

Essential 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 relating to project management or science/engineering is required.
• 5 years of experience in a senior role within a large technical project or 5 years of combined experience in either technical project management or astronomy, the physical sciences or closely related scientific/engineering discipline.
• Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are critical.

Preferred Qualifications

• PMI PMP certification and INCOSE ASEP or higher certification.
• Experience with a large astronomy project and/or construction project.
• Familiarity with collaboration applications (e.g., Slack, Microsoft Teams, Atlassian Jira).
• Experience with project management software.
• Knowledge of Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) procedures.
• Experience with document control.
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams of engineers, scientists, and technicians locally and remotely.

Required Documents

• Resume
• Cover letter
• List of 3 references

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/3168068

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: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
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