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Project Manager for Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) Government Furnished Equi

The Aerospace Corporation | Houston TX 77299 USA | Full Time | Posted: 05/07/2021

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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Artemis is NASA s human spaceflight program, with international and commercial partnerships, that has the goal of landing humans on the Moon, serving as a precursor to Mars human exploration. This position will reside with the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Engineering Directorate s Crew and Thermal Systems Division and work closely with the Artemis Systems Engineering and Technical Integration teams.

What You ll Be Doing

  • The function of this open position is to provide project management and systems engineering expertise for development and delivery of the Gateway Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS).
  • The Gateway ECLSS GFE PM is needed to provide early project formulation for the GFE projects needed by the Gateway Program.
  • This position will be responsible for providing water, air, and/or emergency response flight hardware certification project plans to the Gateway program, tailoring the flight certification processes to support the balance of risk and cost for this new program.  
  • This person will perform trade studies on options to provide the program and requirement traces to ensure hardware meets expectations.  
  • The position will be responsible for identification of vehicle interfaces to support seamless integration into vehicle systems.  
  • This individual will serve as a technical specialist in life support systems engineering, including requirements development, technical resource management, engineering data management, interface definition, engineering planning and design integration.  
  • Experience in project management is a must.  
  • Knowledge of stakeholder management including cost, technical, and schedule reporting of existing work and project proposals for new work is needed.  
  • Expert knowledge of space flight certification processes to ensure performance and safety requirements are met (including knowledge of NPR 7120, EA-WI-023, or equivalent processes) is also needed.
  • Perform Gateway ECLSS trade studies and analysis.
  • Coordinate ECLSS requirements and technical objectives with subject matter experts and stakeholders.
  • Prepare and present decision packages and change requests to update the Gateway ECLSS technical baseline.
  • Manage interfaces between Gateway habitable modules and between Gateway and Visiting Vehicles.
  • Develop detailed verification objectives.
  • Provide ECLSS expertise in support of module and GFE development, and integrated Gateway and mission analysis.
  • Evaluate ECLSS development and qualification progress and requirements compliance.
  • Perform other duties for the customer as required

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor's degree or Advanced degree in an appropriate technical discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience
  • Exceptional Project Management skills (Cost, technical, Schedule, Risk Management)
  • Exceptional Communications skills


How You Can Stand Out

  • Exhibits exceptionally high level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Widely recognized internally and externally by peers, management, program office, Air Force, and contractors
  • Must be able to work near the customer location (Houston, Texas)

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type.   A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,  genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at  ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and  the supplement, as well as the  Pay Transparency Policy Statement.  

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Location Houston, TX, 77299, United States
Categories Engineering

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