Deputy Project Manager in Pasadena, CA at ConsultNet

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

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Job Description

Deputy Project Manager
Los Angeles, CA
Direct Hire
Pay Range: $160k to $205k (will consider up $238k but would have to have direct related experience)

Job Description:

As Deputy Project Manager (DPM) will report directly to the Project Manager (PM) and be part of our client's project leadership team. The team will collaborate to develop a next-generation extremely large telescope to advance the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics into the next Century.
The successful candidate will assist the PM with various project processes, including risk management, change control, technical reviews, project controls, proposal development, and reporting.
The DPM will be expected to work effectively with other technical leads in areas including, but not limited to, resource management, cost/budget/schedule preparation and execution, subcontractor management, technical reviews and other technical issues.
This position may require travel to various company Founder and subcontractor locations.
Required Skills:

Minimum of a MS or similar degree in an Engineering or Science discipline, Contract
Management, Program or Business Management
Minimum of 7 years of experience in project management, contract management, and financial
planning and project control.
Experience leading teams of engineers and scientists to deliver advanced technology systems.
Ability to direct, delegate, manage and complete tasks within scope, budget and time
constraints, resulting in operation efficiencies and improved overall project satisfaction.
Proven ability to think strategically.
Experience with project management control systems, including earned-value management.
Experience with risk management processes.
Experience developing project plans and strategies, and working with budgets in excesses of
$50,000,000 to meet project milestones.

Bonus/Soft Skills:
Practical knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, in particular: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, and Project to effectively manage and track tasks/projects.
Experience documenting and maintaining project records.
Flexibility to work outside of core business hours and to travel to subcontractor locations from
time to time.
Assist in setting up, organizing and managing the Project Office, including supervision of
Project Office personnel and Project Element Managers (as assigned by the PM) in order to
create, track, and control the project budget, schedule, and overall technical performance.
Assist the PM and Project Systems Engineer with the company's formal risk management
processes and activities; serve on the Risk Management Board at the discretion of the PM.
Assist the PM and Project Systems Engineer with change control of both the technical
and schedule/financial baselines.
Assist the PM in organizing and conducting programmatic and technical reviews at various
Implement practices and policies to properly address technical and programmatic issues and

Work closely with the PM and other senior management staff (including those at the Corporate
level) to develop overall project plans, budgets, and strategies.
Assist to develop proposals, reports, and other documentation needed to advance the mission
of the project and company.
Assist with interfacing to federal funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation
(NSF), assuring implementation in conformance with federal standards and processes.
Project management experience with large-scale ground-based telescope development.
Experience managing civil engineering construction projects.
Familiarity with optical-infrared telescope systems

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