Senior Project Management Support Specialist - ATAS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRI is seeking a Program Management Support Professional (PMSP) to provide support to research & development engineering projects.  The successful candidate will provide project management support to multiple teams (of fifteen to twenty (15-20) members each) of multi-disciplinary engineers, scientists, and technicians to identify and achieve project objectives and milestones.  A technical Project Director (PD) is assigned to each project and will retain the final project authority. The PMSP will work alongside the PD to develop and manage cost and technical schedules and track project progress. 

This role allows for a desirable work/life balance with few extra hours worked when necessary.  This is an opportunity to maintain and extend existing and future funded programs. The ability to operate with an entrepreneurial spirit combined with the stability of funded programs of noble purpose makes GTRI a unique and rewarding place to work. This position offers an opportunity to provide mentorship and cultivate career growth in an open culture.

Job Duties

  • Serve as an active member of the assigned project management team working with GTRI PDs on projects
  • Assist PD by implementing standard project management tools and processes as appropriate for the project
  • Review SOW/PWS to identify tasks, milestones, deliverables, etc. as appropriate for inclusion in the project schedule
  • Develop project schedules using Microsoft Project
  • Assist task leads in developing detailed task breakdowns and identifying task dependencies
  • Assist the PD and task leads by identifying and maintaining project progress metrics
  • Assist the PD by identifying the project critical path, identifying cost and schedule risks, and developing and tracking related risk mitigation plans
  • Assist and mentor more junior team members

Daily tasks consist of 95% program management support and 5% customer interface. A successful candidate will be able to develop or contribute to the management portion of research and development proposals. The candidate must be resourceful, take initiative, and manage autonomy with expectations.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Policy, Administration, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Policy, Administration, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Policy, Administration, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Policy, Administration, or a related field of study and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Science, Technology, Business, Policy, Administration, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • PMP Certification
  • 10+ years of full-time relevant experience in:
    • Program management, project analysis, or engineering
    • Working in a direct support role on federally sponsored projects
    • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Project (MS Project)
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • EVMS experience a plus
  • Current or past experience working in a DoD project environment is preferred

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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