SLD Technical Project Manager II - Lunar Permanence (R39573)

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Space Coast, FL, United States

Full Time

2 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 Permanence 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. 


As part of a hardworking team of diverse engineering professionals, you will use your technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to join our team and positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required. If you’re excited about providing near-term value, solving novel problems, learning about interesting topics, and completing challenging activities, please apply! This opportunity reports to the Avionics Systems Group inside of the Lunar Permanence business unit.  As part of a growing, hardworking, and curious team of design engineers, you’ll be deployed to programs that shape the future of Blue Origin. You will work directly with NASA and our National Team Partners as part of the Human Landing System (HLS) Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) program. You will play a key role in developing the Lunar Permanence system that will return humans to the Moon and extend human presence permanently beyond the bounds of Earth. 

Special Mentions

  • Relocation provided

  • Travel expected up to 5% of the time

  • Interviews will include a technical assessment

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for leading the Controller Engineering Operations activities on the Lunar Landers.

  • Apply expertise in project management, technical product maturation, and organization development to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions for the Lunar landers.

  • Assist the Controller Systems team in developing and maintaining technical, cost, and schedule baselines.

  • Prepare for and support the execution of program reviews, including Lunar Permanence Senior Management.

  • Help develop and maintain the Lunar vehicle meeting and review operating rhythm.

  • Develop robust plans meeting deliverables and manage the key operating metrics - including technical, cost, schedule, and risk.

  • Assist in developing Lunar Controller product roadmaps.  This includes the development and incorporation of technologies to meet program milestones, including future derivatives.

  • Work with internal and external customers to understand and shape stakeholders' current and future mission needs.

  • Provide technical leadership of the highest caliber as you coordinate for the Avionics Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead with each of the IPTs and supporting Blue Origin business units.

  • Monitor technical progress, requirements, budget, schedule, deliverables, and risks as well as review recommendations for change with Lunar Avionics IPT Lead and Vehicle Directors.

  • Communicate progress to the leadership team via; program management reviews weekly/monthly, finance reviews, long-term forecasting business plans, and project deep dives.

  • Utilize good engineering and business judgment to ensure the most efficient and effective product is designed, manufactured, procured, tested, qualified, and delivered.

  • Support Agile-based planning and execution.

  • Collaborate with other Avionics Technical Project Managers to establish operational best practices and streamline across the various IPTs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum BS Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering field.

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in relevant areas of engineering operations.

  • 5+ years of industry technical experience involving system formulation, research and development, and/or operations applied to spacecraft systems and environments

  • Strong team leadership and people management skills.

  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or Masters in Mechanical, Aerospace, or related Engineering or Scientific field.

  • Experience with space hardware procurement and supplier management

  • Experience with MS Project, Jira, and Primavera P6

  • Experience with flight hardware development and qualification

  • Experience with design/build/test project methodology experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management, and Cost Account Management such as Earned Value Management (EVM)

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.



Benefits include:  Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, paid parental leave, short and long-term disability, 401(k) with a company match of up to 5%, and an Education Support Program.

Paid Time Off:  Up to four (4) weeks per year based on weekly scheduled hours, and up to 14 company-paid holidays.

Discretionary bonus: Bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results.

Eligibility for benefits varies by role type, please check with your recruiter for a comprehensive list of the benefits available for this role.


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.


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