(Early Career) Construction Project Manager – Launch Site One

Blue Origin, LLC

Van Horn, TX


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!

We are a team with varied strengths 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 dedication 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 part of a small, hard-working, and accomplished team of experts, you will push the boundaries of what’s possible in construction project management, as a transformative and hands-on leader, supporting Blue Origin’s Launch Site One. You will give substantively to the team’s impact on all aspects of building our infrastructure and extraordinary facilities.

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

Responsibilities:

In support of Blue Origin’s business units, the Construction Project Manager responsibilities include:

  • Initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, and closing design and construction projects throughout their lifecycles, to include:
    • Developing project plans, budgets, and schedules
    • Collaborating with internal and external team members
    • Eliciting and detailing customer requirements
    • Identifying project dependencies, risks, and schedule impacts
    • Reporting project progress (status, risks, opportunities, roadblocks, and critical metrics)
    • Generating requests for proposals (RFPs) and statements of work (SOWs)
    • Preparing, reviewing, and understanding project contract vehicles (AIA)
    • Assisting in contract negotiations
    • Supervising contractor progress via frequent site visits
    • Reviewing and approving invoices and payment applications
    • Evaluating and processing change requests and change orders
    • Assisting in resolution of payment or performance disputes
    • Implementing jobsite safety in tandem with EHS staff and contractor leadership
    • Solve daily project issues
    • Crafting, reviewing, and improving business processes
    • Supporting facilities master planning and company multi-year/strategic planning
    • Periodically tackling tasks related to New Shepard launch preparations
Qualifications:

Candidates for the Construction Project Manager position typically have:

  • 2+ years of recent related work experience in design and construction
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or construction management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead multifunctional teams (especially in hybrid matrix environments)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Project, Visio)
  • Ability to walk around construction sites, climb multiple flights of stairs, work in adverse weather conditions, and stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to work in a remote environment
  • Experience writing for – and addressing – executive audiences

Don’t meet every single requirement? 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 passionate about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the requisition is closed.

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.

Affirmative Action and Disability Accommodation

Applicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin’s Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at EEOCompliance@blueorigin.com.

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