Project Manager, Construction

Los Angeles, California /
Corporate – Business Operations /
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Project Manager, Construction
As a construction project manager, you will be responsible for managing construction projects at headquarters and remote locations. This includes developing project scope with internal and external stakeholders, sourcing construction vendors, and overseeing execution. In addition, you will ensure the project Is compliant with relevant regulations, building codes, and that the work is performed in a safe manner. We are looking for a construction project manager who enjoys solving problems, can work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and share our passion for building, testing, and launching rockets.


    • Manage construction projects at all ABL locations
    • Source and manage contractors who will execute construction
    • Collaborate with engineers and external contractors to determine project scope and design
    • Manage budgets and costs
    • Ensure compliance with relevant building codes and safety regulations
    • Manage the permitting process for relevant projects


    • 7 + years managing construction projects
    • In-depth experience with construction procedures, materials, and tooling
    • In-depth experience with construction permitting
    • In-depth understanding of health and safety standards
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office and project management software
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong attention to detail


    • BS in engineering or relevant field
    • PMP or equivalent certification
    • Familiarity with project management software
    • Experience working in an industrial start up environment
    • Familiar with the aerospace industry 


    • Critical thinking: ABL employees understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL employees must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
    • End-to end ownership: Projects are delivered fully complete


    • Ability to operate in extreme weather
    • Ability to pick up 25 pounds
    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work outside and in an office
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.