Project Manager III – New Glenn

Blue Origin, LLC

Space Coast, FL


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 supports the development and operations of New Glenn, a single-configuration, heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle capable of routinely carrying people and payloads to low-Earth orbit, geostationary transfer orbit, cislunar, and beyond. Its first stage is fully reusable, and the vehicle was designed from the beginning to be human-capable.

As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team of experts, you will work with a multidisciplinary team to design, build, implement testing, deliver sophisticated structures systems.

As Project Manager for the New Glenn First Stage (GS1), you will work with the GS1 Functional Program Manager, and be dash lined to the GS1 Modules or Subsystems Directors as applicable. You will be directly supporting all aspects of project management to include cost, schedule, risk & opportunity, subcontractors, and change management. You will use your project engineering skills to organize and update budgets, schedules, and program plans to ensure development, qualification and production hardware is delivered per program requirements. You will use your technical background to understand and effectively connect with Blue Origin internal organizations and suppliers to guide project planning.

You will build modules/subsystems project management plans and manage project schedules, WBS, and cost, as well coordinate schedules to integrate the subsystem development with the overall vehicle programs. You will present status, risks & opportunities, variances, and recovery plans to engineering and program management.

You will manage the modules/subsystems business rhythms, develop, and communicate key program metrics with transparency to Program Engineering, Finance, Program Management Office, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing and Test Teams in both Florida and Washington.

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

Responsibilities:
  • Develop comprehensive plans to implement New Glenn First Stage (GS1) Subsystems and/or modules Integration campaigns.
  • Coordinate with design engineers, procurement, procurement, operations, test engineers, production, and test engineering, to ensure all aspects of the build and test are driving to plan.
  • Manage key program metrics (and associated reporting tools) in areas such as: budget, engineering schedules, equipment schedules, procurement schedules, build schedules, test schedules, program management status reports, and resource plans
  • Identify risk, document, communicate, develop mitigation plans and drive to an acceptable level
  • Communicate status, critical paths, challenges, and recommended solutions
Budget:
  • Track budgets and manage the committed/ uncommitted forecast, variance and other financial metrics working closely with the GS1 Finance team
  • Develop change assessments and find alternatives to mitigate budget increases.
  • Deliver actionable insights on financial performance and opportunities to reduce costs without impacting performance
Schedule:
  • Develop and manage detailed schedules & trackers for all build and test activities. Coordinate progress with higher level IMS.
  • Perform schedule baseline change control, collect, and track performance, conduct critical path and variance analyses
  • Provide regular updates to all team members on progress and risks to meet overall schedule
  • Collaborate with purchasing and supplier management to ensure on-time delivery of hardware (flight/ground) to Integration.
  • Ensure resource and facility conflicts are resolved.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. Business, B.S. Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Operations Management
  • 5+ years’ demonstrated experience program management and business management in a development environment
  • Experience leading multidisciplinary development projects, including managing requirements, priorities, scope, schedule, and cost
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with Project Management Tools such as MS Project, P6 Primavera or similar
  • Skills for hands-on problem solving, with a passion for spacecraft systems
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, multifaceted environment
  • Ability to perform and work in an “unstructured” environment, and navigate Ambiguity
  • Ability to handle, manipulate large amounts of data
  • High judgment required
  • Self-starter, strong bias for action
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Passion for Blue Origin’s mission: Millions of people living and working in space!
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or Advanced degree such as M.S. in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or systems engineering or MBA
  • Experience with launch vehicle development, production, and operations
  • Strong analytic skills and a high degree of proficiency in analytics. Ability to handle, manipulate large amounts of data
  • Experience working with business analytics tools, and building tools to for Data Analytics (Excel, SQL)
  • Experience with resources-loaded schedules
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) certification and Earned Value Management System (EVMS) experience. Experience with critical path scheduling, IMP/IMS, risk management, requirements management and Cost Account Management such as EVM.
  • Experience with verification, integration, and test, of orbital launch vehicles or human rated spacecraft.
  • Strong business management skill and experience managing large, geographically dispersed programs with large subcontractors.
  • Experience with New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Experience with Primavera (P6), CREO, Windchill, Confluence, Jira, Tableau, SQL, MySQL

Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $100,800-$141,120

Other site ranges may differ

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

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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