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Project Manager, Space Programs
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Position Summary:
The project manager will work with a team of PM’s to execute Alpha insights’ strategic plan. This involves managing all aspects of projects, including proposal preparation, project and execution. The project manager will be responsible for managing the project within budget and on time as well as for regularly reporting project status to the PMO and senior management

Essential Job Function:
  • Prepare proposals
  • Support Bid/No-bid process
  • Align proposals with Company roadmap
  • Organize the technical team
  • Plan milestones to ensure timely review and submission of proposal
  • Plan projects including:
  • Creation of WBS’, WPD’s
  • Identify resources
  • Identify suppliers and subcontractors, prepare contracts
  • Project Schedule
  • Generating project budgets
  • Project risk register
  • Define tools and project processes
  • Execute projects
  • Monitor progress
  • Maintain risk and action registers
  • Update forecasts
  • Control execution of project
  • Report on project status to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage subcontracts

Minimum Education:
  • BASc in Engineering or equivalent with PM experience
  • PMI certification an asset

  • 10+ years in Technical Project management
  • 2+ years in Subcontract management

Key Skills:
  • Experience managing technical projects of at least $1M value
  • Experience using typical PM tools including Atlassian Jira, MS Project, MS Excel
  • Technical background: expertise in one of the following technical areas, competency in the others:
  • Systems Engineering
  • Space Mission design
  • RF/microwave design
  • Antenna design
  • High speed digital design
  • Firmware development
  • Embedded software development
  • Mechanical/thermal design for space
  • Radiation effects on electronics
  • Exposure to accounting processes and issues related to project management: financial forecasting, cashflow, risk exposure profile etc.

Additional Skills:
  • Implementation of high-speed digital interfaces such as Xilinx Aurora
  • Mechanical and thermal design of space electronics units
  • Effects of ionizing radiation on integrated electronics. Radiation testing and mitigation techniques
  • Supervising the subcontract manufacturing of high-speed circuit boards and electronics assemblies

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