CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Current career opportunities at NUAIR.

Posted: May 05, 2022

Job Title: Senior Project Manager (On-Site)
Division: Operations
Reports To: Chief of Operations
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: NUAIR with aviation at our core, is working to reshape the future of Aviation and we’re looking for an individual with unique, diverse talents and a passionate drive to help empower our customers through aviation, specifically integration of drones into their business operations.  Are you a project manager with a knack for successfully executing complex projects with a diverse team to deliver tangible and evolutionary results to your customer?  If you’re a doer like us and want to join a team to deliver on the next generation of aviation then NUAIR wants you.

Overview: This experienced Project Manager is the direct interface between the project team and key clients for complex and strategically important projects to drive the safe integration of Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System. The expectation of this role is the ability to quickly assess customer needs, develop an executable project plan, staff the program appropriately, and execute the program meeting all objectives of the project within cost and schedule constraints resulting in high customer satisfaction.  This individual is expected to operate at a high level of competence with minimal supervision. Projects under this person will be actively managed to anticipate issues through robust risk management techniques and effective contingency planning.  This person is expected to identify problems and their root cause early and address them before they develop in major issues.

The successful candidate will work directly with clients to ensure the project plan meets all contractual requirements and negotiate customer items which are outside of the contractual scope.  This individual will also work with business development to understand and influence the future capabilities and partnerships necessary to achieve continued organizational growth and profitability.  They will support the development of proposed project plans and cost estimates, including manpower requirements, and negotiate with internal stakeholders to assure that all necessary costs are identified to support project requirements and meets competitive goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify, obtain, and direct all necessary internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of multiple projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Develop a detailed project plan with the team and facilitate/drive the team to execute to the plan
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques and collaborate with the customer to make equitable adjustments to the program plan and cost and schedule requirements
  • Measure performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques and track execution trends to identify areas of potential improvement
  • Report and escalate challenges to management in a timely fashion along with proposed solutions to critical issues
  • Manage the relationship with the client and relevant stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to mitigate potentially impactful risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key internal resources and third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals
  • Meet budgetary objectives and adjust project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Identify ways in which scope can be expanded and new opportunities developed and work with the customer and business development to implement capture plans to bring in additional work.
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills

Key Characteristics:

  • 5 – 10 years of proven success leading complex projects with a variety of customer types
  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of aviation and traffic management including uncrewed aviation sector strongly desired
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
  • Ability to develop and communicate structured approaches to ambiguous requirements
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Bachelor Degree in related field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with project management software tools

Submit your application materials to: edemarche@nuair.org

Posted: May 09, 2022

Job Title: Software Project Manager (Hybrid)
Division: Technology/Safety
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary: NUAIR with aviation at our core, is working to reshape the future of Aviation and Advanced Air Mobility.  We’re looking for an individual with unique, diverse talents and a passion for product development in an emerging market for next generation of aviation.  Are you a software Product Manager who understands the evolution of emerging aviation standards to deliver tangible and evolutionary results to your customer?  If you’re a doer like us and want to join a team to deliver on the next generation of aviation, then NUAIR wants you.

Overview: As the Software Product Manager, you will act as a conduit between customers and our engineering team. You’ll work with cross-functionally to understand the customers’ operational requirements, and you’ll use your technical skills to translate those to system performance requirements to downstream constituents. As a PM you’ll have the ability explore and develop product ideas, whether customer driven, regulatory or industry best practices.  At the core of the PM’s role is to translate user requirements into executable work items that the development team can implement in the platform.  You will have the detailed technical and regulatory knowledge necessary so you can explain feature requirements to customer and developers.  This role will provide the opportunity to work with some of the most forward-looking concepts and interact directly with a wide range of participants from top level system developers to prospective implementation subcontractors. This role is ideal for someone who enjoys the ebbs and flows and gray areas of the emerging advanced air mobility market. You’ll need to be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, able to work at both a user and technical level and have a strong focus on outcomes and customer satisfaction.

Market Understanding

  • Understanding the overall market, applicable regulations, and technologies
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand needs and priorities
  • Translate market and stakeholder needs into product requirements and definitions

Product Development

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to guide requirements and prioritization
  • Translate user requirements into executable feature work-items
  • Be the “voice of the customer” during specification and development stages
  • Develop/own the company’s technology and innovation strategy
  • Develop technology roadmap, prioritize R&D investments toi support the roadmap and deliver innovative solutions
  • Act as a product champion externally and internally
  • Track and report key metrics to drive future product developments

Skills and Experience

  • End-to-End systems engineering and software product development and management skills
  • Strong aviation and engineering technical background with a knowledge of flight regulations and AAM requirements and principles
  • Ability to understand the reasons and purpose of regulatory requirements and adapt these principles into new flight operations constructs
  • Structured approach with experience in an agile work methodology
  • History of collaborating with internal and external team to achieve outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • 5-7 years product management experience
  • Enthusiastic about new technology and its transformational abilities
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated with the ability to be productive in a distributed team
  • Strong customer relationship skills at all levels of participation

Submit your application materials to: edemarche@nuair.org