Engineering

Program Manager

Job Ref: 4801509003 | Type: Full-time

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About The Role

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab is a vertically integrated provider of small launch services, satellites, and spacecraft components. Our mission is to open access to space to improve life on Earth. Our team is over 1,500 people strong and we’re adding to it every week. Collaboration is at our core – every idea is heard, and everyone makes a difference. Teams are nimble, decisions are made quickly, and we are action oriented.

PSC

PSC by Rocket Lab is a well-known supplier of aerospace mechanisms for the satellite industry since 1998. To date, PSC has over 100 successful product operations in orbit. For more information about PSC, see www.planetarysystemscorp.com

PSC’s products include separation systems, on-orbit devices, and other electro-mechanical deployables. PSC’s ~18,000 sq. ft. facility includes areas for office, lab, shipping/receiving and material storage space. 

PROGRAM MANAGER

Planetary Systems Corporation by Rocket Lab (PSC), a manufacturer of satellite mechanisms, is seeking a proactive and experienced program manager oversee project schedules, interface with customers, define internal programmatic processes, and lead decision-making strategy. PSC’s products include separation systems, on-orbit devices, and other electro-mechanical deployables. Candidates must be able to work independently in a small company environment. This position is not remote.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO: 

  • Estimate cost and schedule resources for program execution during pre-contract program phase
  • Define program requirements (including Internal programs) based on customer proposals
  • Plan and monitor program execution with regard to resourcing, schedule, and budget
  • Identify and collaboratively implement systematic process improvements to various levels of the business
  • Work collaboratively with engineering teams to deliver reliable products on time
  • Analyze cost and schedule data to produce improved processes and outcomes
  • Identify, track, and mitigate technical and programmatic risks
  • Communicate with stakeholders to enable efficient decision-making
  • Maintain relationships with customers and work to build long-term partnerships
  • Maintaining reporting on the schedule progress, budget, and spending
  • Additional program management duties as necessary

YOU’LL BRING THESE QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • BS or BA in a relevant field
  • At least 2 years of project or program management experience, ideally in a production environment within the aerospace or a similar industry
  • Capacity to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws

THESE QUALIFICATIONS WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE: 

  • BS in Business, Operations, or Engineering
  • Passionate interest in the satellite industry
  • Passionate drive to learn new concepts and take on new challenges
  • Drive to independently and collaborative push programs to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical mindset and sense of curiosity
  • Comfort in a small-company, start-up-like environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with highly technical engineering peers
  • Capacity to comply with the federally mandated requirements of U.S. export control laws
  • Strong technical capability
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent time management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication abilities

 

Important information:

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN US OFFICES ONLY:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations fromthe U.S Department of State.

Rocket Lab provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment at Rocket Lab, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for the application/interview process for a job in the United States should contact Giulia Biow at g.biow@rocketlabusa.com.This dedicated resource is intended solely to assist job seekers with disabilities whose disability prevents them from being able to apply/interview. Only messages left for this purpose will be considered. A response to your request may take up to two business days.

 

FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO WORK IN NEW ZEALAND OFFICES ONLY:

For security reasons background checks will be undertaken prior to any employment offers being made to an applicant.  These checks will include nationality checks as it is a requirement of this position that you be eligible to access equipment and data regulated by the United States' International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Under these Regulations, you may be ineligible for this role if you do not hold citizenship of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the European Union or a country that is part of NATO, or if you hold ineligible dual citizenship or nationality.  For more information on these Regulations, click here ITAR Regulations.

 

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