SLD Fuel Cell Technical Project Manager II – Lunar Transportation (R37599)

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Seattle, WA, United States


Full Time

8 months ago

Job description

At Blue Origin, we envision millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. We’re working to develop reusable, safe, and low-cost space vehicles and systems within a culture of safety, collaboration, and inclusion. Join our diverse team of problem solvers as we add new chapters to the history of spaceflight!  

This role is part of the Lunar Transportation business unit, which develops Blue Origin’s multiple Blue Moon lander product lines. To further Blue Origin's mission of having millions of people living and working in space, we are building sustainable infrastructure for our transport of crew and cargo from Earth to the lunar surface. 


We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin’s vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. 


As a Fuel Cell Technical Project Manager, you will work with NASA as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Transportation system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth. 


We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required! 


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform project management functions across the entire product life cycle from research, design development, final flight hardware design, manufacturing, and production  
  • Develop and update project schedules both internally and for the program’s Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) 
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain to ensure on-time delivery of hardware and production equipment 
  • Support reporting of key program metrics in areas such as budget, engineering schedules, equipment schedules, procurement schedules, production schedules, program management status reports, and resource plans 
  • Support cost-benefit justifications on strategic optimization decisions, including make-buy/where analysis, should-cost modeling, capacity analysis, staffing profiles, capital expenditure analysis, and tracking, and cash flow modeling  
  • Generate content to report IPT health to Lunar Product Engineering including data for Weekly Business Reviews (WBR) and Lunar Program Weekly Review and Program Management Reviews (PMRs) 
  • Translate qualitative information into project requirements, scoping and planning documents, and ultimately build ready-for-use and fit-for-purpose tools and processes. 
  • Use negotiating skills to improve project performance commitments to moderately complex problems.  
  • Performs scrum master role for product teams following Agile development methods, including defining and completing team sprints 
  • Lead Tiger Teams when necessary 
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail 



  • B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent experience in Engineering (various), Business, Operations Management, or related subject areas 
  • 2-5 years of project management experience in highly technical and multidisciplinary projects 
  • Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management, prioritization, and Cost Account Management 
  • Experience with Agile project management and Jira software 
  • Experience with MS Project, P6 Primavera, or similar 
  • Experience applying various related project/efficiency models such as Lean, Six Sigma, Kanban, Waterfall, and Agile 
  • Experience with a Supply Chain organization 
  • Excellent verbal, written, and graphical communication skills 
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum. 




  • MBA degree or equivalent experience 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience 
  • Experience with Macros, Power Query and Power Pivot in Excel 
  • Experience in the aerospace or automotive industry 
  • Familiarity with developing aerospace technology from low TRL through flight hardware 
  • Familiarity with fuel cell stack, balance of plant components, electronics hardware, and embedded controls 
  • Familiarity with space vehicle subsystems such as Avionics, Guidance/Navigation/Control, Structures, Mechanisms 
  • Familiarity with aerospace system design requirements such as thermal, vibration, shock, EMI/EMC, acoustics, electrical grounding/bonding 


Compensation range for on site WA applicants is
$91,800$134,640 USD

Inclusivity Statement

Don’t meet all desired requirements? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every desired qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Export Control Regulations

Applicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.



Employee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave (must be employed at time of birth or adoption), short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program available after 1 year of service.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays for all regular employees (including part-time), fixed-term, and interns.

Discretionary bonus: Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses in addition to base pay. Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Blue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the Washington Fair Chance Act, the California Fair Chance Act, the Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws. For more information on “EEO Is the Law,” please see here and here.


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