MEI Technologies, Inc

  • Senior Project Manager

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 2 days ago(12/13/2018 8:50 AM)
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  • Overview

    Alpha Space Test & Research Alliance is growing!


    Alpha Space is a commercial space company on the forefront of the new-space frontier.  Alpha Space owns and operates a commercial, external testing facility on the International Space Station (ISS) called MISSE.  We are payload integration experts and our customers include commercial and traditional space companies, the U.S. government, and educational programs.


    Alpha Space spun-off from MEI Technologies in 2015 and MISSE was permanently installed on the International Space Station in April 2018.  Alpha Space is a family-owned organization that offers turn-key, fixed price services to integrate, deliver, operate, collect data, and return science and engineering test elements.


    Why Choose Alpha Space??

    • Alpha Space is one of the only companies in the world that owns a private testing facility in space, and you will get to work with it
    • Alpha Space delivers its own spaceflight hardware for launch to the ISS every six months.  If you’re a hardware person, Alpha Space is the place for you
    • Alpha Space is a small team and you will be a critical, hands-on part of the team from your first day on the job
    • At Alpha Space you will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest, most experienced, and committed engineering and technology experts in the U.S.
    • At Alpha Space we are shaping our own future and the future of commercial space every day!


    Job Title: Alpha Space - Project Manager

    Location: Houston, TX


    Relocation Assistance: Not at this time


    Contact: Kristen Gaustad, Senior Technical Recruiter






    An experienced project manager interested in commercial spaceflight, with a track record of on-time, on-budget delivery of spaceflight hardware.


    Experience must include establishing and managing requirements, schedules, and budgets, plus oversight and management of engineering, design, manufacturing, test, and delivery, including required documentation.


     Position also includes working with potential customers to craft design and operational solutions that meet their technical and budget needs, and assisting with relevant proposals and other business development activities.


    Project planning

    • Project execution per agreed-to plan
    • Customer relations


    • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in engineering
    • At least two years recent space industry experience that includes developing spaceflight equipment
    • At least five years of project management experience with turnkey, high-specification product development projects
    • Skilled user of standard project management tools and techniques, including setting up and managing budgets, schedules, and work plans
    • Working knowledge of current aerospace quality standards
    • Proven ability to collaborate with customers and potential customers to develop technical, cost, and schedule solutions that meet their needs
    • Proven ability to work with project teams to achieve planned results
    • Positive attitude, comfortable with a dynamic environment



    • Background or expertise in materials science, materials engineering, or metallurgy
    • Experience writing proposals and white papers and/or studies
    • Expert writing and verbal skills
    • Experience with commercial industry, especially oil and gas or commercial space
    • Experience understanding and negotiating contracts and other agreement



    Join our team TODAY!


    Equal Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran employer.



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