Senior Project Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-016
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/26/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 03634 Project/Program (Admin) Sr Mgr
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Job Description

Kratos provides leading-edge capabilities for communication with satellites, spacecraft, missiles, and airborne platforms. From factory test to flight, from ground data networking to RF Links – commercial, intelligence, and defense users trust Kratos to solve their most difficult RF problems. For a more complete overview of our capabilities see http://www.kratosdefense.com/.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

The Senior Project Management position is an exciting opportunity based in Colorado Springs, CO that encompasses dimensions of Project Management and leadership with knowledge of Requirements Analysis, Systems Design, Systems Engineering, Integration, Test, Deployment and Sustainment.  The successful candidate will work directly with the Kratos Space Federal team, including engineering, finance, program management, and business development.  Our project managers collaborate with our functional managers to develop long term visions in strategic business pursuits, successfully create solutions for executing programs, and expand our business pipeline by listening and responding to current and potential customer needs.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Lead highly technical engineering teams on challenging projects and manage project technical and business baselines.
  • Manage to achieve the technical, schedule, quality, and cost objectives for assigned projects
  • Work with our engineering experts to provide technical advice to our customers on architectures and potential solutions.
  • Collaborate with functional / resource managers to allocate staff resources and identify resource needs.
  • Properly manage classified information and activities.
  • Support business development efforts in the capture of new business for existing and new customer accounts – including supporting or leading proposal efforts.
  • Pursue business development opportunities that employ products and/or broader end-to-end solutions.
  • Interface directly with customers to ensure project requirements are met and ensure system performance exceeds customer expectations.
  • Manage sub-contractors and vendors.
  • Develop and deliver effective customer presentations (design reviews, status reports, kickoff meetings, test plans) demonstrating an ability to communicate comfortably at a system level.
  • Report on project financial performance and schedule performance to senior management on a monthly basis.
  • Professionally mentor and develop more junior project managers and systems engineers
  • Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings.
  • Be a strong team player.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Candidate will have Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline. MS degree in an engineering discipline or an MBA desired.
  • 10 or more years prior experience in Project Management or Technical Leadership roles.
  • Working knowledge of space systems, such as satellite ground systems, satellite communications, RF space systems, and space system development processes.
  • Direct experience managing within different Cost Plus, FFP and T&M contract vehicles.
  • At least 5 or more years of industry experience within DoD space acquisition processes and programs
  • Experienced in Agile software development processes
  • Project Management Professional Certification (desired)
  • Expertise in MS Project, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Qualified applicants apply on-line at www.kratosdefense.com.

Kratos is proud to be a diversity-minded, affirmative-action employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.  We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and strongly encourage minorities, women, veterans and the disabled to apply and disclose their status.

 

Salary Range $100k-$150k per year

 

Benefits:

 

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program