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Sr. Project Manager

Company: Maxar Technologies Ltd
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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Maxar is seeking a Sr. Project Manager for our Avionics Subsystem organization at our Palo Alto or San Jose, CA office. As a company, Maxar is a global leader of geospatial and space-based technology solutions. The Avionics Subsystem is responsible for the end-to-end effort in the proposal, product definition, design, analysis, development, manufacturing, test, and overall management of Avionics products. Products include; C&DH Subsystem Design/Verification, C&DH Electronic Assemblies (in-house and external), Harness Design and Manufacturing. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring that all projects within the Subsystem are appropriately planned and supported at the portfolio level while delivering on-time and within budget.


  • Oversee all aspects of Subsystem projects, interfacing with the engineering/manufacturing team, Engineering Project Managers, Department Managers, and other Subsystem Project Managers to ensure project definition, milestone establishment and appropriate directorate resource planning (facility and personnel)

  • Manage and prioritize the project stream for the Subsystem directorate, ensuring alignment with business objectives, on-time and within budget

  • Leads and facilitates team meetings to address actions and help eliminate barriers to ensure project progress

  • Develop appropriate tools/processes to monitor and track progress of all projects within the directorate, including resource planning and de-conflicts

  • Reviews changes to individual projects (scope, schedule, costs) to assess and minimize impact to the overall portfolio - re-plan as necessary to avoid cost/schedule impacts and provide recommendations through management chain when impacts are unavoidable. This work is performed closely alongside the Directorate Business Manager.

  • Perform continuous risk management to minimize risks in schedule and financial scope

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 5 years of relevant experience. A Master's degree will count for 2 years of experience and a PhD degree will count for 4 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and influential skills

  • Takes the lead without being asked

  • Can manage your way out of complexity and ambiguity

  • Can distill vast amounts of information down to the most important of issues

  • Out-of-the-box thinking, ability to challenge norms and look for new, inventive solutions

  • Strong motivational skills, does not allow the team to get caught up in the churn, creator of straight forward plans so the projects and the teams can reach full potential

  • PMP certificate

  • Experience with Agile methodologies as they apply to development and manufacturing

  • Experience with leading complex development projects/processes

  • Understanding of hardware design and manufacturing

  • Comfortable working on interdisciplinary teams internally and externally

  • Strong time management skills, meeting deadlines are critical. The ability to set realistic deadlines and expectations.

  • Experience in customer interfacing; knowing when to involve or not involve the customer

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Exceptional organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Experience in budget and resource management

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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