🌠 Portfolio Project Manager

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Maxar is seeking a Portfolio Project Manager for our Ground, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Subsystem organization in Palo Alto, CA. As a company, Maxar is a global leader of geospatial and space-based technology solutions. The GNC Subsystem is responsible for the end-to-end effort in the proposal, product definition, design, development, manufacturing and overall management of GNC products. Products include; Attitude Control Subsystem (ACS) and Propulsion Subsystem Design/Verification, as well as Flight Dynamics and Pointing analyses. The Portfolio Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all projects within the GNC Subsystem are appropriately planned and supported at the portfolio level while delivering on-time and within budget.


  • Coordinate aspects of GNC Subsystem projects, interfacing with Engineering Leads and Functional Managers to ensure project definition, milestone establishment and appropriate directorate resource planning (facility and personnel) 

  • Coordinate, with Functional Management, e the project stream for the GNC Subsystem directorate, ensuring alignment with business objectives, on-time and within budget

  • Develop appropriate tools/processes to monitor and track progress of all projects within the directorate, including resource planning and de-conflicts

  • Review changes to individual projects (scope, schedule, costs) to assess and minimize impact to the overall portfolio – re-plan as necessary to avoid cost/schedule impacts and provide recommendations through management chain when impacts are unavoidable

  • Perform continuous risk management to minimize risks in schedule and financial scope

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 8 years of experience, with at least 5 years in project/program management. A Master's degree may count for 2 years of experience and a PhD degree may count for 4 years of experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong leadership and influential skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills 

  • Exceptional organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Strong time management skills, meeting deadlines are critical.  The ability to set realistic deadlines and expectations.

  • Experience in budget and resource management

  • PMP certificate

  • Experience with Agile methodologies as they apply to development and manufacturing

  • Experience with leading complex development projects/processes

  • Understanding of hardware design and manufacturing

  • Comfortable working on interdisciplinary teams internally and externally

  • Agile and out-of-the-box thinking, ability to challenge norms and look for new, inventive solutions

  • Strong motivational skills, does not allow the team to get caught up in the churn, creator of straight forward plans so the projects and the teams can reach full potential

  • Experience in customer interfacing; knowing when to involve or not involve the customer

COVID-19 Update:

As a federal contractor, Maxar is required to comply with the vaccination and other COVID-19 requirements in President Biden's September 9 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. Accordingly, all Maxar team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 4, 2022, except in cases where a team member is legally entitled to an accommodation.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



United States, Palo Alto, CA

Posted 5d ago