Technical Project Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-063
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 11/11/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 02263 - Project/Progrm (Design) 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 https://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 Project Manager position is an exciting opportunity based in Colorado Springs, CO that encompasses dimensions of Project Management and leadership with knowledge of Systems Engineering.  The successful candidate will work directly with the engineering team and business development teams to build both our technical offerings and business pipeline by effectively executing existing programs, and by listening to, and responding to, other customer needs.

 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Lead highly technical engineering teams on challenging projects
  • Manage the technical, schedule, quality, and cost objectives for customer programs
  • Work with our engineering experts to provide technical advice to our customers on architectures and potential solutions
  • Properly manage classified information and activities
  • Occasionally may need to manage the capture of new business for existing and new customer accounts – including generating quotes and 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 guarantee our performance exceeds customer expectations
  • Direct project personnel resources to accomplish milestones
  • 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
  • Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings

 

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • Candidate will have Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline
  • 10 or more years practical experience in technology or engineering applications
  • Prior experience in Project Management or Technical Leadership roles
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required

Desired Experience:

  • Working knowledge of RF systems, RF theory, network management, service management, space vehicles and ground systems
  • Direct experience managing within different FFP and T&M contract vehicles

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

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.