Geocent Recruiting Team

  • Propulsion Team Lead

    Job ID 2018-4006
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Category
    Engineering
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    NASA
  • Overview

    Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead a strong and high performing team that drive employee awareness and commitment to personal safety, mission success and client satisfaction.
    • Provide technical area supervision to include assigning and balancing team skills to various task orders to meet customer and JSEG management expectations.
    • Provide oversight of individual and team technical performance. This may include directly supporting tasks as an individual team member, providing technical expertise in a discipline, establishing and implementing processes in the  Performance Management System (EPMS), and confirming the technical quality of the work products generated by team personnel.
    • Ensure that tasks and subtasks are estimated correctly and resource loaded and that task and subtask technical, schedule and financial performance meet expectations.
    • Collaborate with Department Manager to assign and develop lead personnel for each task order or subtask as appropriate.
    • Perform and support task/subtask resource allocation, tracking, and control.
    • Ensure that tasks and subtasks are estimated correctly and that task and subtask technical, schedule and financial performance meet expectations.
    • In coordination with the Capabilities Enhancement Department (CED), train and develop team personnel thru on-the-job training, strategic technical assignments, peer-to-peer training, classes, etc.
    • Forecast future resource/skills/development needs in collaboration with department management and the CED to efficiently manage and train the workforce to maximize flexibility and efficiency.
    • Identify and manage cost/technical/schedule risks to ensure accomplishment of TO requirements,goals and objectives, and the JSEG annual business plan.
    • Support the Department Manager in preparing Operations Review material, and documentation of success stories and accomplishments.
    • Implement the safety program for the team and lead by example in our Beyond Zero culture.
    • Perform hiring functions to meet team support requirements: define position requirements; conduct candidate recruiting; lead interviewing and selection; and perform on-boarding activities.
    • Perform development of employee goals and objectives and conduct performance evaluations. Support disciplinary processes with team personnel if needed. Notify JSEG management and appropriate Teammate Principal of activities that could require disciplinary and/or safety actions.
    • Implement the awards and recognition program within the team and drive team morale.
    • Review and approve employee travel and training needs and requests and associated expense reports.
    • Establish and oversee specialty subcontracting requirements in collaboration with the JSEG Business and Finance Office (BFO) to include coordination of task assignments and performance. Development of subcontractor Statements of Work (SOW), and management of subcontractors and IWAs.
    • Ensure excellent customer relations and harmonious team dynamics and operations through excellent conflict resolution.
    • Facilitate excellent coordination/communication/collaboration with other Team Leads, JSEG management, CED management, Teammate Principals, BFO and HR.
    • Support JSEG leadership communication, sharing, and development of best practices for MSFC and across project.
    • Actively work with JSEG and MSFC personnel to explore new work areas and develop new task scope in conjunction with our Jacobs Solutions initiative.
    • Lead and supervise personnel in the technical accomplishment of task orders.
    • Drive employee awareness and commitment to personal safety, mission success and client satisfaction.
    • Notify JSEG management and appropriate Teammate Principal of activities that could require disciplinary and/or safety actions.
    • Ensure quality of technical work in accordance with the JSEG EPMS, for which the team is responsible.
    • Strategically assign personnel to broaden and develop their skills, and provide points of contact for each Task Order or Subtask.
    • Apply analytical, design, and test tools to provide state-of-art capability to MSFC and consistency across our entire staff.
    • Leverage broad experience/familiarity to effectively apply the technologies and tools used in technical discipline.
    • Conduct special projects as assigned by Department Manager or Office of Program Manager.

     

     

    Qualifications

     

    Requirements for Team Leads supporting the Propulsion Systems Department include:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific, engineering, or related discipline from an accredited institution and a minimum of 10 years of experience in technical discipline. An MS or Ph.D. degree is very desirable. 
    • Technical expertise in one or more of the following propulsion specialties:
      • Propulsion Component Technology – Analysis, design, development, and test of propulsion components including combustion devices, turbomachinery, valves, lines, and ducts, and thrust vector control systems.
      • Large Liquid Propulsion – Analysis, design, development, and test of large liquid engines and main propulsion systems for launch vehicles.
      • In-space Chemical Propulsion – Analysis, design, development, and test of in-space chemical systems including thrusters, cryogenic management systems, and other propulsive elements.
      • Advanced Propulsion Technology and Development – Analysis, design, development, and test of advanced chemical propulsion technologies including nuclear thermal propulsion, green propellants, and advanced cryogenic management technologies.
    • Experience with leading a strong and high performing team that succeeds in delighting the government customer and JSEG management.
    • Experience in project management with specific experience in project planning, estimating, and tracking.
    • Outstanding technical and leadership qualifications in one or more of the following areas are required:
      • Possess skills and experience in a technical discipline
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must
      • Broad customer and professional network in the field of technical expertise
      • Participation in professional society, e.g. AIAA, IEEE, NSBE, SHPE, SWE, etc.
      • Technical leadership and engineering management in aerospace disciplines
      • Demonstrated skills in the areas of technical management and systems management as needed to support evaluation of MSFC programs and projects.

    Due to this government contract, all candidates must be a US Citizen.

     

    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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