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Project Engineer Manager

Company: Peraton
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:


Peraton is seeking a Project Engineer Manager at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico to manage new and existing NASA Space Network projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day tactical duties for assigned programs. This role also oversees and coordinates the administrative/operational aspects of ongoing projects within the program guidelines set by the Program Manager and customer.

Peraton is the prime contractor for NASA at the White Sands Complex (WSC) near Las Cruces, New Mexico. Operating here are two functionally identical satellite ground terminals: The White Sands Ground Terminal, and the Second TDRSS Ground Terminal. These ground terminals ensure uninterrupted communications between various ground stations, NASA's orbiting fleet of Tracking and Data Relay Satellites (TDRS), customer spacecraft (satellites), and the computer systems that support such spacecraft. WSC serves as an interface for distributing satellite data to control centers and scientists who then use the daily influx of data to expand our ever-growing knowledge of the Earth and the universe.


What you'll do...

* Serves as liaison between program management and planning, project team, and WSC operations and maintenance management.
* Manages project schedules, budgets and prepares status reports.
* Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.
* Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and customers.
* Performs risk analysis.
* Provides the coordination between resource managers/supervisors and ensures all necessary reviews and approvals are received.
* Delivers project presentations.
* May conduct performance/project analyses during phase-down to benefit future/other projects, missions, and programs.
* Performs vendor management and coordination functions as needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned.


You'd be a great fit if you...

* Have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Computer Science.
* 5+ years of project engineering or related technical experience.
* 3+ years of experience leading teams, improving capabilities and redesigning processes.
* 3+ years of experience in requirements analysis, system design, integration, hardware and software testing, and systems engineering.
* 5+ years of experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Project
* Can occasionally travel.
* Are able to obtain a secret security clearance.

It'd be even better if you...

* Strong people management, negotiation and presentation skills.
* Project management experience in a government contracting environment preferred.
* Working knowledge of Enterprise Project Management (EPM) preferred.

What you'll get...

* An immediately-vested 401(K) with employer matching
* Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays
* Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
* Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing
* Paid maternity and paternity leave
* Company-paid infertility treatments
* Cross-training and professional development opportunities
* The ability to influence major initiatives


This position requires the candidate to be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Peraton

Are you ready to join the next-generation of national security? Peraton is a fresh name in the industry with an established portfolio and legacy going back more than a century. We work differently than our peers - with agility, the freedom to innovate, an entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of responsibility. As part of the Peraton team, you'll be part of our movement to build a great company, solve the most daunting challenges facing mankind today, to protect and promote freedom around the world, and to secure our future, for our families, our communities, our nation, and our way of life.

EEO Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: Peraton, Las Cruces , Project Engineer Manager, Executive , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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