ngVLA Project Manager

Executive Management Charlottesville, Virginia


Employer:        National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Position:          ngVLA Project Manager

Location:         Use, knowledge of, and experience with, scientific research project management, radio astronomy data acquisition, frequency distribution and correlator systems, and antennas/receiving structures, to lead the Next-Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) project through its design phases and into construction. The ngVLA is a large area array of radio antennas, optimized to perform imaging of thermal emission, and open up new discovery space in astronomy. Lead the ngVLA Project Office and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) through the conceptual, preliminary, and final design phases of the project, and ultimately into the construction of the instrument. Supervise the execution of project scope, monitor adherence to schedule, oversee budget, analyze risks, establish contingency plans, identify risk trigger events, and initiate mitigating actions.  Implement project management standards, processes, tools, techniques, and support services in the project using best practices. Manage relationships with project stakeholders, including funding agencies, domestic and international partners, and vendors. Support NRAO management in soliciting and securing funding for the various phases of the project.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field plus ten years of relevant experience reflecting demonstrable ability in the skill set described above. Requires 10% international and domestic travel to meet technical and project collaborators.