Lead Specialist, Project Management

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Job title: Lead Specialist, Project Management

Company: KBR

Job description: Title: Lead Specialist, Project ManagementBelong. Connect. Grow. with KBR!Around here, we define the future.We are a company of innovators, thinkers, creators, explorers, volunteers, and dreamers. But we all share one goal: to improve the world responsibly and safely.OVERVIEW: KBR delivers science, technology and engineering solutions to the US government and companies around the world. As global demands change and markets transform, we’ll be at the forefront, leading the way with innovative solutions and services that will solve tomorrow’s challenges and define progress for years to come.KBR’s Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC) provides biomedical, medical and health services in support of all human spaceflight programs at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. HHPC supports multiple NASA programs and offices including the International Space Station, Orion, Advanced Exploration Systems, Space Technology Mission Directorate, Human Research Program, Gateway, Human Landing System, and Commercial Crew and Cargo programs. Services provided under this contract are flight hardware requirements definition, design, fabrication, testing and operations, and payload and hardware integration.SUMMARY: HHPC’s Human Systems Engineering and Development (HSED) Department, flight hardware engineering team is looking for an energetic and dynamic project manager who will represent the contract as a contact point for projects involving the development of flight hardware for JSC programs and offices. This position will require the candidate to lead teams, initiate and participate in project planning and development, monitor project progress by setting deadlines, solve issues, manage budgets, ensure stakeholder satisfaction, meet milestones, and review project performance throughout the entire life cycle. This role requires a disciplined self-starter with strong organizational, time management, comprehension, and communication skills.This position will be required to perform integration across the majority of engineering disciplines (systems engineering, project engineering, design and fabrication, and test and integration) on a weekly basis. The position will require the ability to allocate tasking, status technical, budget/financial management, schedule, and risks. Presentation of findings, reports, and status is completed routinely. Routine reporting includes both to contractor management and to the NASA customer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all expectations and communication with engineering stakeholders including organization of regular meetings with HHPC and JSC personnel to support project expectations, milestones, and delivery
  • Develop and document a detailed engineering project for human spaceflight, including overall plans, schedules, requirements, testing, and validation products
  • Organize and lead internal engineering meetings to support schedule development and maintenance, mitigate potential issues, and develop client-friendly solutions in coordination with internal and external stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain overall project schedules by tracking budgets, key milestones, and final engineering deliverables
  • Support proposal development including task/milestone definition and detailed cost/schedule estimates
  • Assist the Systems Engineering team (SE&I) with milestones including but not limited to design reviews, operations reviews, verification and certification reviews.
  • Responsible for compliance with Safety, Health, and Environmental plan; must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and the Company’s safety policies/rules; Must be willing to report actual and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel
  • Responsible for compliance with the Quality Assurance plan, policies, and procedures
  • Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance level as determined by the Company
  • Responsible for completing and remaining current for all assigned training
  • Participate in ISO9001/AS9100 Audits

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, math, project management, or science
  • 10+ years of experience as a project manager in the aerospace industry, or similar role
  • Experience in managing spaceflight projects of different sizes from start to finish
  • Experience in organization of technical reviews for life cycle milestones
  • Experience in with a customer interfacing role
  • Experience in managing projects of different sizes from start to finish
  • Experience and understanding of configuration management for documentation and hardware/software
  • Experience leading negotiations with subcontractors/vendors and completing procurement
  • Experience with cost account management and reporting


  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Experience with Flight Hardware Development processes as outlined in JSC WI-EA-023
  • Previous working experience with NASA or a NASA contractor
  • Previous experience with Human Systems Engineering such as human factors and designing for the product end-user


  • Ability to multi-task, work independently with minimal supervision, and make and communicate the rationale behind key decisions in a constantly evolving fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to take on ownership of projects ad hoc and drive them from beginning to end
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented; able to juggle, prioritize, and keep track of multiple tasks and projects
  • Must have a “can do” attitude – no job is too big or small, be a problem solver
  • Professional, confident, driven, and dynamic
  • Results-oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Self-assured and energetic self-starter; proactive about learning and motivated to take on additional responsibilities over time
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to integrate quickly into a small team and represent the company with integrity
  • Strong project and time management skills with a high level of intuition and judgment

KBR Benefits​KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits which could include 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.​Click here to learn more:Inclusion and Diversity at KBR​At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability, and our Zero Harm culture. These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to, and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of team’s philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient, and safer. We Deliver – Together. ​Click here to learn more:KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Location: Houston, TX

Job date: Thu, 28 Mar 2024 08:55:23 GMT

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