Applied Minds

  • Project Manager

    Job Location US-CA-Burbank
  • Overview

    The Project Manager will convert the Founder’s vision into technical initiatives that deliver world-class innovative solutions. The selected individual will organize and coordinate the work of a variety of technical and creative contributors.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage a variety of work which may include more than one concurrent project involving diverse and complex technical issues and substantial creative content
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate successfully in an ambiguous environment with light infrastructure and process
    • Build strong and productive relationships across the organization and with remote client personnel
    • Demonstrated ability to collaboratively plan budgets, manage project spending, provide explanations for budget status as needed in real time, and anticipate budget issues in time to act
    • Communicate progress on projects and their related tasks regularly to ensure stakeholder awareness
    • Anticipate the need to solicit feedback from executive stakeholders to confirm consistency of project direction with AMI vision
    • Notify stakeholders of new input from clients and proactively assess impact of requested changes
    • Monitor technical progress closely and make adjustments to technical initiatives, resource assignments and schedules as required
    • Ensure on-time, high quality delivery of all projects  
    • Proactively identify areas where objectives may not be met, notify internal stakeholders and drive prompt resolution without impacting client satisfaction
    • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical subjects quickly, converse effectively with client technical personnel, and appreciate technical subtleties
    • Assist in developing and orchestrating “Demonstration Events”
    • Anticipate all needs for meetings such as conference rooms, teleconferencing arrangements, travel details, catering, meeting notices, attendee confirmations, materials and presentations, and general communication 
    • Confer with customers and designers during all development phases and communicate input to executive stakeholders. Work to implement adjustments in technical vision for the projects as directed
    • Identify need for talent acquisition and work with appropriate company resources to drive the recruitment of suitable candidates
    • All other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment and be self directed while collaborating closely with a very diverse team.  Key qualifications include:

     

    • BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering (or related field)  with 5+ years of project management experience in highly technical and creative environment involving fast paced delivery cycles
    • Strong technical background; practical experience in engineering preferred, including rapid prototyping/development and/or designing one of a kind/complex systems
    • Understanding of technical specifications
    • Experience in one or more of the following industries: Aerospace, Military and/or DOD, Instrumentation, High Technology Products
    • Ability to demonstrate decisiveness and good judgment
    • Effective problem solving skills
    • Ability to drive effort under deadline pressure while maintaining a collaborative, calm, and pleasant demeanor at all times
    • Ability to work collaboratively with senior Project Owner (C-level executive) to understand, document and execute on the vision
    • Must be flexible and able to accept rapid changes
    • Must be highly proficient in MS Office
    • Effective communication on all levels

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