Technical Project Manager
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
The Materials & Microsystems Laboratory is seeking a project engineer to join a talented, multidisciplinary team within the Advanced Test Systems (ATS) Department. We seek an experienced candidate capable of technical and programmatic leadership of several R&D efforts focused on cryogenics/low temperature measurements in support of HRL’s world-leading silicon quantum dot technologies. As a Project Engineer, you will partner with technical leads, customer-facing representatives, and other business functions to manage the technical execution of strategic initiatives within ATS from design conception, testing and validation, to production at scale- managing risks, resources, priorities, and timelines. You will be a catalyst to drive robust decision making to ensure delivery of key milestones and successful development of new engineering products.
As a Project Engineer you will
-Ensure Product Development/NPI process efficiency, streamlining business processes and anticipating/removing obstacles to support development timelines.
-Define project objectives, priorities, and milestones. Work with stakeholders to create an implementation plan and adjust project scope as necessary.
-Track and manage schedule to ensure requirements milestones criteria are met and define pathways to mitigate risks
-Establish and host regular technical design reviews with engineering teams to ensure engineering robustness, identify risks and problems and proactively finds solutions, and drive clear actionable plans to close gaps
-Support coordination of work of functional leads within the program
-Be a communication bridge between engineering and relevant stakeholders, providing regular status reports and indicators with stakeholders and product execution team.
5+ years of professional experience managing complex projects and working with project management tools and methodologies. Experience working in low technology readiness level. Experience involving the development of electro-mechanical systems with challenging noise and thermal management requirements. Experience in a relevant industry or technical area include hardware/product development, electronics, and quantum information technologies.
Excellent communication (written and oral) and listening skills.
Knowledge of system engineering as well as program and project management processes and tools.
Ability to work collaboratively as a team and provide constructive feedback.
Strong analytical skills and multi-tasking abilities.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Physics with 5+ years of professional experience (or 3+ years project management experience with a master’s degree, or doctorate degree in relevant area). PMP certification a plus.
U.S. Citizenship is required.
Must have or be willing to apply for and maintain a security clearance.
The base salary range for this full-time position is $128,900 - $157,900 + bonus + benefits.
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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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