We have been recently retained by a global manufacturing company that build and design Extremely Large Telescope to locate the best candidate for this open role in the Pasadena, CA area.
Is this you??? - Adaptive Optics Technical Project Manager
Salary $60-175k DOE + Relocation + Benefits – Pasadena, CA area
- A Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, advanced degree preferred.
- A minimum of ten years’ experience with a combination of engineering, product design, product manufacturing, product testing, project management and/or technical contract management responsibilities.
- Strong familiarity with the design and/or manufacturing and/or tests of deformable mirrors or precision electro-opto-mechanical components.
- Experience with product manufacturing and Quality Assurance and Control.
- Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis.
- A broad multi-disciplinary engineering background.
- The project office is located in Pasadena and residence in the area is required.
- Frequent travels to the sub-contractor location in France and to Canada where the deformable mirrors will be tested and integrated are required.
Desired Qualifications and Skills:
- Demonstrated experience of successfully leading and delivering challenging and technically complex engineering products.
- Experience with adaptive optics system.
- Fluency in French is a strong positive factor
Adaptive Optics Technical Project Manager Summary
The Adaptive Optics Technical Project Manager will be a key member of the Adaptive Optics Group and will report to the Adaptive Optics Group Leader. The Adaptive Optics Technical Project Manager will oversee and monitor either a work-package agreement and/or contract(s) with vendor(s) for either a first light AO system or AO components and will be responsible for the successful delivery of the system and/or components to the company. It is expected that his/her first assignment will be the technical management of the deformable mirror contract (sub-contracted to CILAS, France).
The Project Office is located in Pasadena, CA, USA. The primary work location for the Adaptive Optics Technical Project Manager will be the Project Office in Pasadena, California. The position will require frequent travels to the AO partner(s) and/or sub-contractor(s) location in France, U.S. and in Canada where the first light AO system and components are designed, manufactured, tested and integrated.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Oversee and monitor a work-package for a first light AO system and/or contract(s) for an AO component. This includes the technical monitoring of the partner/vendor, the inspection of the work performed by the partner/vendor, the review of the technical partner/vendor documentation, and ensuring that the partner/vendor work is in accordance with the company requirements.
- Work with the first light Adaptive Optics System Canadian partner to maintain the requirements and interface requirements of the first light system and AO components.
- Work closely with the AO partner/vendor to assess risks and develop mitigation strategies for each step of the manufacturing process of the first light AO system and AO components.
- Work closely with the AO partner/vendor to ensure that each step of the manufacturing process of each component of the AO system including the AO components follows high standard of quality assurance and control.
- Organize, coordinate and document the reviews for the AO system or AO components.
- Participate in the tests of the AO system or AO components at the partner/ vendor site and at the Adaptive Optics System integration site in Canada.
- Report to the project management on the technical and programmatic progress of the partner/vendor in terms of performance, schedule, cost, risk, and earned value.
- Prepare requirements and statements of work for new AO system and AO component development for future adaptive optics systems for the company.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good interpersonal skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to write clear and concise technical documents
- A cooperative team-player who strives to make the team successful
- Practical problem solving skills
- Development and management of schedule and budget
- Knowledge of earned-value reporting
Permanent U.S. work authorization required; current and/or future sponsorship is not available.