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Specialist, Program Management, Orion Main Engine (OME) - Valves & Controls

Company: Aerojet Rocketdyne
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) -is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets and dedicated to a world class safety culture. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion. Visit our website at to learn how our employees Power the Future. We are seeking a Program Management Specialist for AR's Redmond, WA office. Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) and NASA JSC are developing an upgrade to the flight proven Space Shuttle Orbital Maneuvering Engine to power the European Service Module on the Orion spacecraft to carry astronauts to destinations beyond Low Earth Orbit. The program consists of certification, production, and special studies. This position will lead AR's OME Valves & Controls efforts including design, fabrication, assembly, component qualification, and test support. The design & analysis work split for the Valves & Controls IPT will be split between LA and Redmond, with final assembly operations taking place in redmond. Preference is for candidate to based in Redmond, but qualified candidates from other locations will be evaluated. What we can offer you: Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact -on our nation's aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers - Aerojet Rocketdyne Rest and Relaxation -- 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays. Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. - Beautiful Campus - Large campus with forested trail, basketball court, fitness center, covered bicycle parking, and outdoor gazebos. This position may be filled at this level or one level higher. Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each) This person will demonstrate strong team building and communication skills to rapidly establish and motivate a cross-functional team including AR, government and vehicle customers, and subcontract personnel. Will ensure the Valves & Controls team maintains a strong working relationship with other groups. 65% - This Leader will demonstrate a technical knowledge of all aspects of Valves, Controls, and engine integration. This knowledge will be applied to properly balance technical performance, programmatic constraints, and risk. The lead will be responsible for implementing and enforcing the concepts of IPPD, DTC, ISO 9000 and all division initiatives in support of the AR vision objectives. 20% - The Leader will ensure the scope of work is completed within cost and schedule constraints by applying management tools to plan, monitor, and implement corrective action as required. Definition and overall management of team scope is required. 10% - This effort will be under a NASA insight/oversight environment, which requires significant diplomatic and communication skills. The leader must retain a healthy working relationship with government counterparts. 5% - The Valves & Controls Leader will support follow new business capture activity for added scope efforts. Requirements Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and at least nine (9) years of applicable experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong background in valves & controls design and Human Space Flight certification needed. Candidate should also have demonstrated successful management of technical, cost and schedule goals. Candidate should also have experience in dealing with customers and in leading cross functional work teams. Finally, candidate should have business capture training or experience. Requires U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency or other status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. This positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

Keywords: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Redmond , Specialist, Program Management, Orion Main Engine (OME) - Valves & Controls, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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