NOAA Project Manager

Professional Silver Spring, Maryland


Job Title:  Project Manager - NOAA                                  Job ID#: 349


Job Description: 


Omitron Inc. is seeking a Project Manager to initiate several concept study teams to conduct tasks toward moving a satellite or data acquisition concept from conceptualization through program initiation (e.g., Phase A).   Project Management is needed to catalyze and facilitate new geostationary/space weather concept study teams where they will outline, write, update, and develop some or all of the required documentation including, but not limited to, framework, management plans, CONOPS, requirements definition, schedule, costs, risks, and analyses of alternatives, and any address related issues and concerns.

Specific areas of support:


  • Overall project management including technical, schedule, cost, quality, and resource management
    • Develop metrics for monitoring and controlling project progress and status
    • Ensure tasks/projects are on schedule and within budget
    • Plan and forecast annual budgets, identify and manage variance mitigation plans, and report financial status to customer and program management
  • Interact with customers, spacecraft owner/operators, and other stakeholders to ensure expectations are clearly captured
    • Ensure that expectations are always met and frequently exceeded
    • Ensure satisfaction/mitigate dissatisfied areas
    • Work with customer to develop overall technical direction and strategic vision
  • Develop the technical staff needed to perform all work
    • Identify and fill skill gaps
    • Evaluate staff performance, mentor staff, and support career development
    • Recognize outstanding performance 
  • Work with matrixed resources to determine and allocate sufficient support to deliver on Customer commitment
  • Application of management and technical knowledge and skills to ensure the delivery of quality work

Some travel may be required. Some off-hours support will be required.

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation

Required Skills:

Applicants must:

  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a background in engineering and sciences
  • Be effective in:
    • Managing multiple projects with emphasis on continuous improvement
    • Managing multi-disciplinary teams including spacecraft operations, analysis, software, sustaining, and IT support disciplines
    • Working in a multi-customer environment with competing priorities
  • Have the ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Have a demonstrated ability to communicate direction and concepts at multiple levels, from operators to senior executives
  • Have a background in personnel management and deployment of direct reports
  • Have a strong background in finance management of a project
  • Have excellent presentation skills


Desired Skills:

  • Effective in managing matrixed and non-collocated teams
  • Experience in NASA or NOAA mission formulation activities
  • Knowledge of NASA processes and policies
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or the Project Management Associate certification


Required Experience:

Applicants should have at least 5 years of experience

Required Degree:

Bachelor’s in an Engineering discipline


Job Location:


Silver Spring, MD 


Company Overview:


Omitron is an Aerospace Engineering and Information Technology small business firm headquartered in Beltsville, Maryland with a field office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Since 1984, Omitron has provided excellence in engineering services and product development to government and industry customers for both civilian and military aerospace programs.

Omitron recognizes that outstanding people are the key to our success. Our goal is to select highly qualified and motivated individuals and provide them an environment necessary to stimulate and nurture engineering and business objectives. Omitron offers its employees competitive salaries, a full benefits package, and excellent career growth opportunities. We welcome talented professionals who wish to take advantage of the opportunities we offer.