Project Manager (Open Rank)

Project Management Green Bank, West Virginia


Position Description:


Position Summary


The Green Bank Observatory has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager at our Green Bank, WV facility in West Virginia. The Project Manager will take a leadership role in our various National Science Foundation projects and other externally funded projects. The PM will implement Project Management Division (PMD) standards, processes, tools, techniques, and support services. The Project Manager will serve as a key member of the Observatory senior management team.


Job Duties Summary

Typical duties include managing relationships with project stakeholders, including internal and external clients and vendors. Analyzes risks, establishes contingency plans and identifies trigger events and has the responsibility for initiating mitigating action. The PM will also provide training in Project Management and Systems Engineering to Green Bank based staff. Liaison with GBO's sister Observatories Project Management groups.


Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office setting within a research or development environment. May require some travel.


Position Requirements:


Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree in engineering (systems or electrical preferred), science, program management or related field required.


Minimum Experience

Requires one to two years of experience with at least one of year experience actively leading technical projects. Candidates with more years of experience will be considered for a higher-level classification. PMI PMP certification and INCOSE ASEP (or higher) certification required. Must have at least one certification at time of hire; the second must be obtained within six months of hire.


Preferred Experience

One to two years’ experience in project management or systems engineering. Knowledge and project management experience in one of the following areas is preferred: Radio telescopes; RF, microwave or millimeter wave systems; Photonics; High-speed digital electronics; Thermal and cryogenic engineering; Mechanical engineering; Software engineering; Civil engineering or Electrical Engineering.


Competency Summary

  • High level of competency in Microsoft software products and web-based systems, Project, Visio and SharePoint.
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Highly organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working with cross functional teams

This position is located in Green Bank, WV with job duties expected to be performed at the site. Some telework may be considered. All Observatory staff are required to show proof of full vaccination for Covid 19 prior to their first day of employment.


Application Instructions:


Click the “Apply” button below. Please be prepared to upload your current resume and a cover letter describing interest and suitability for the position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:


AUI is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Minorities, Vietnam-Era Veterans, Disabled Veterans, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. To view our complete statement, please visit If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, you may submit your request by sending an email to [email protected].



The Observatory is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)

The Green Bank Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.