At Sierra Space, we envision a future where humanity lives and works in space, on moons, and on distant planets. Sierra Space builds and delivers the future of space transportation, destinations and infrastructure, offering “space-as-a-service” in support of the new space economy.
Sierra Space, based in Louisville, Colorado with operations in Madison, Wisconsin, Durham, North Carolina, and Kennedy Space Center, Florida, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, satellites, propulsion and environmental systems, spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. government (including NASA), commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about Sierra Space
Become part of our team developing the first independent commercial space station. This space station is based on our expandable LIFETM habitat, serviced by Dream Chaser® spaceplane, and will provide the facilities and services for commercial research, manufacturing, and tourism.Primary Responsibilities:
As a Program Manager I, you will support program execution in Space Destinations. You will be responsible for all programmatic aspects of your assigned projects with specifically focused responsibility for customer relationship, cost, schedule, and technical planning, tracking, and reporting, technical execution, and ensuring overall program performance objectives are achieved. You will participate in business resource planning/tracking in coordination with other corporate entities and responsible to formulate a team that can fulfill program requirements. You will be responsible for ensuring program issues and problems are identified, tracked, and resolved. You will be responsible for program risk management and ensuring risks are identified, mitigated, tracked, and managed. You'll be responsible for interfacing on project/program status, developing proposals, researching/fact-finding, coordinating audits, and negotiating with project/program stakeholders to ensure enterprise initiatives meet cost, budget, and schedule constraints. You also may be involved in supporting new business pursuits, supporting the preparation of programmatic estimates and/or supporting the programmatic aspects of proposals as part of a capture team.Must-haves
- Bachelor's degree in a technically related or business discipline and typically six+ (6+) years of experience; higher education may be considered in lieu of experience.
- Relevant work experience may substitute for required education.
- A hands-on and emerging leader, who understands what it means to be “hard on problems, but not on people”. As a program manager, you will lead some of the most passionate and capable engineers on the planet. You will make an impact on humanity’s destination for living and working in space.
- Exposure to working within the program lifecycle used to help plan and manage all major aerospace system developments. Exposure to managing a development team to assess their progress, estimate system and project performance, plan the next phase, and enabling decision-makers to assess management and technical progress.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities inclusive of successful risk, opportunity and change management, mentoring, career development and training, succession planning, holding people accountable, and conducting yearly reviews.
- Demonstrated emotional intelligence (EQ) with the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.
- A strong desire to be coached and mentored in the more challenging aspects of program management and leadership. Willingness to grow your leadership skills and perspective.
- Experience with the evaluation of requests for proposals and/or quotes. Experience with preparing, reviewing, and submitting proposals and/or quotes.
- Experience in technical project cost estimation, schedule planning, writing Basis of Estimates (BOEs), Cost or Control Account Management (CAM), with thorough understanding and expertise of Earned Value Management (EVMS).
- Exposure to working on multi-disciplinary design and development teams.
- Background in the Aerospace Industry.
- Working knowledge of Program Management Institute Program Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
- Experience with hardware and software development on novel platforms.
- Ability to reinforce the usage & application of Corporate PM tools.
- General understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS).
- General understanding of compliance with approved Corporate and ISO 9001:2000 Policies and Processes.
- The ability to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance may be required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances
To conform to U.S. Government international trade regulations, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.
With 30+ years of proven spaceflight heritage, Sierra Space has provided more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participated in more than 500 missions to space, including to Mars. The company has technology in production and in development to enable space habitats for short- and long-duration space travel, a fleet of Dream Chaser spaceplanes, and the first free-flying commercial space station. Please visit www.sierraspace.com to learn more about Sierra Space, its business areas, capabilities, programs, products and services.
- Frequently walk, sit, stand, climb stairs and steps
- Frequently repeat same hand, arm, and finger motion many times to include finger and hand dexterity
- Rarely lifting or carrying up to 20 lbs.
- Rarely exposed to outdoor elements (high/low temperatures, sun, rain/snow, etc.)
- Rarely exposed to fumes or hazardous chemicals/materials
- Rarely exposed to loud noises
Estimated Starting Salary Range: $104,827.91 - $144,138.38
Sierra Space offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
Sierra Space offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.
At Sierra Space, our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. Sierra Space is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to Sierra Space come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.