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Project Manager - Space Power Systems

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Adv High Temp Materials - 250341
Pay Grade: P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2022 alone exceeded $220 million. Join our team today as a Project Manager - Space Power Systems!

We are seeking a project manager to support a team of engineers responsible for assembling novel space power systems and potentially other cross-functional projects. The successful candidate will conduct project management responsibilities to integrate all development, assembly testing, and integration activities for multiple projects. Specifically, the candidate will develop and coordinate time, budget, and resources to complete work within project requirements and monitor/report progress to the Group Leader. The candidate will also assist in managing project risk by identifying potential costs, scheduling risk events, and recommending risk mitigation strategies. The candidate will also support the Group Leader in directing the Group and frequently work with other UDRI organizations to resolve technical and programmatic issues to meet customer deliverables. The candidate will have frequent contact with the customer’s senior leadership. Their decisions influence project schedules, client relationships, and expenditures and shape the organization’s long-range goals.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess all of the following qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree OR 8 years of relevant work experience
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a related position.
• Extensive Proficiency using Deltek Costpoint software for Government contractors, including Accounting, Contracts, Projects, Time & Expense, and Reports & Analytics Modules.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Project.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with operations and administrative staff, as well as internal and external customers.
• Ability to recognize common and uncommon programmatic/contractual issues, then develop solutions or alternatives to various complex problems.
• Ability to work both independently and as a team member.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience in participating in cross-organizational teams to solve complex problems.
• Experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD) and industrial sponsors.
• Experience working with a wide range of financial deliverables, including spend plans, CFSRs, and FMHRs.
• Experience with tracking contract deliverables, contractual modifications, and awareness of when contractual modifications are required.
• Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate attention to detail
• Proficiency with M.S. Office Suite – namely Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Due to the nature of this position, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and the ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance is required

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Project Management certification via PMI or DAU
• Demonstrated ability to manage a team of non-direct reports to drive a deliverable
• Familiarity with UDRI’s Version of CostPoint.
• Experience with invoice approvals, including auditing of billing vs. actuals and how to resolve discrepancies.
• Familiarity with UD processes and procedures.
• 5+ years of experience in a corresponding position
• A Secret level security clearance

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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