The Technical Project Manager will convert the Founder's vision into technical initiatives that deliver world-class innovative solutions. The selected individual will organize and coordinate the work of a variety of technical and creative contributors.
Manage a variety of work which may include more than one concurrent project involving diverse and complex technical issues and substantial creative content
Demonstrated ability to adjust activities and processes to complement technical staff, while being able to gather information needed from them in a manner that does not slow down the process
Demonstrated ability to navigate successfully in an ambiguous environment with light infrastructure and process
Build strong and productive relationships across the organization and with remote client personnel
Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan budgets, manage project spending, provide explanations for budget status as needed in real time, and anticipate budget issues in time to act
Communicate progress on projects and their related tasks regularly to ensure stakeholder awareness
Anticipate the need to solicit feedback from executive stakeholders to confirm consistency of project direction with AMI vision
Notify stakeholders of new input from clients and proactively assess impact of requested changes
Monitor technical progress closely and make adjustments to technical initiatives, resource assignments and schedules as required
Ensure on-time, high quality delivery of all projects
Proactively identify areas where objectives may not be met, notify internal stakeholders and drive prompt resolution without impacting client satisfaction
Demonstrated ability to learn new technical subjects quickly, converse effectively with client technical personnel, and appreciate technical subtleties
Assist in developing and orchestrating "Demonstration Events"
Anticipate all needs for meetings such as conference rooms, teleconferencing arrangements, travel details, catering, meeting notices, attendee confirmations, materials and presentations, and general communication
Confer with customers and designers during all development phases and communicate input to executive stakeholders. Work to implement adjustments in technical vision for the projects as directed
Identify need for talent acquisition and work with appropriate company resources to drive the recruitment of suitable candidates
All other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment and be self directed while collaborating closely with a very diverse team. Key qualifications include:
BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or related field) with 5+ years of project management experience in highly technical and creative environment involving fast paced delivery cycles
Strong technical background; practical experience in engineering preferred, including rapid prototyping/development and/or designing one of a kind/complex systems. Often, technical project managers are the first line of systems engineering.
Having a Top Secret/SCI security clearance or willingness to obtain one, is required
Experience with government contracting is preferred
Experience in one or more of the following industries: Aerospace, Military and/or DOD, Instrumentation, High Technology Products
Ability to demonstrate decisiveness and good judgment
Effective problem solving skills
Ability to drive effort under deadline pressure while maintaining a collaborative, calm, and pleasant demeanor at all times
Ability to work collaboratively with senior Project Owner (C-level executive) to understand, document and execute on the vision
Must be flexible and able to accept rapid changes
Must be highly proficient in MS Office
Effective communication on all levels
Applied Minds is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and as such make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.