Job no: 500660 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 193700 - ASSURE Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Oct 2 2020
Reviews scope, budgets, and reports for ASSURE related research proposals and projects. Works with government and commercial partners, academic partners, and other research stakeholders to track research progress and budget milestones and follow project schedule. Ensures all proposals and projects meet applicable deadlines, budgets, and high-quality standards.
1. Coordinate project management activities for ASSURE related projects. 2. Work closely with FAA, research sponsors, ASSURE partners, and other UAS related partners. 3. Track proposal and project deadlines. 4. Complete pre-proposal paperwork required by the Office of Sponsored Programs. 5. Ensure project organization and plan execution. 6. Provide guidance to researchers and stakeholders as directed by the Technical Director of Research. 7. Review reports for proper formatting and template usage and provide feedback and recommendations. 8. Monitor and report progress of research tasks and deliverables. 9. Track project issues and risks. 10. Participate in all ASSURE research meetings. 11. Prepare and submit appropriate progress and summary reports as specified. 12. Support the mission of ASSURE, MSU, and the FAA. 13. Perform related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management, Engineering, or other technical field.
Experience: Three (3) years related experience in Project Coordination/Management
Experience: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification, or higher (i.e. Project Management Professionals (PMP) Certification); and
Three (3) years related experience in project coordination of aviation, systems design, engineering, research & development, test and evaluation of unmanned aircraft, or applicable systems related fields.
Additionally, experience in reading and understanding research reports. Direct work experience in aviation and UAS aircraft, component and control systems. Experience working with federal, state, local, and academic entities related to aviation and UAS.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Knowledge of project management techniques and tools. * Experience in managing projects and leading project teams. * Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Products, and other computer-based programs. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. * Organizational skills to include time management and multi-tasking.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* No unusual physical requirements. Requires limited lifting of files and records and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility. * Frequent- External imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one's control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; involves conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. * Job frequently requires walking, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands.
Apply online by submitting a cover letter and resume.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 500660
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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