Project Manager, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute-INQ0112180
The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute
To foster and grow thenational manufacturing ecosystem, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM)Institute has formed a national, public-private partnership to accelerateresearch, development and demonstration in the application of collaborativerobotic technologies in the manufacturing environment. Based inPittsburgh, the ARM Institute is a newly established national nonprofit, whichwas founded by Carnegie Mellon University and whose prospectivemembership includes commitments from 231 partners from industry, academia,local governments and nonprofits across the country.
The motivation for theARM Institute is to increase U.S. competitiveness in robotics applied primarilyin manufacturing environments. The ARM Institute seeks to empower Americanworkers to compete with low-wage workers abroad; create and sustain new jobs tosecure U.S. national prosperity; lower the technical, operational, and economicbarriers for small- and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as largecompanies to adopt robotics technologies; and assert U.S. leadership inadvanced manufacturing. The vision of this institute includes robotsworking collaboratively with humans on the assembly line and in materialhandling, increasing productivity and precision while freeing humans fromlow-value added activities.
The ARM Institute issearching for a Project Manager to be located at our Pittsburgh, PAoffice. This is a dynamic opportunity in a start-up organization forsomeone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.The project manager position is a mid-level role for someone with at least 5years, and preferably 7 years, of experience in management oversight ofprojects.
The successfulcandidate has experience and credentials to oversee technical sub-awards andeducation and workforce development (EWD) sub-awards to the ARM Instituteconsortium members under our DoD Technology Investment Agreement. TheProject Manager interacts with principal investigators of sub-awarded projectsto ensure project deliverables and outcomes are on time and on budget, measuresproject performance along technical and logistic dimensions, and developsmitigation plans when adverse scenarios develop. The Project Manager works withthe ARM Institute leadership to define and develop best practices, processes,and policy related to projects to ensure alignment with our businessstrategies and goals. S/he will advise and help support sub-award financialcompliance in teaming with our contracts officer and Chief Financial Officer,and will ensure compliance of technical and EWD projects in teaming with theARM Institute's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Workforce Officer (CWO),respectively.
This position reportsto the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to the CTO.
Oversee both technical projects and education and workforce development (EWD) projects
Manage project portfolio to ensure that projects are delivered along their scope, quality, time, and cost as defined in their respective sub-awards
Track budget, deliverables, and outcomes of projects
Conduct periodic assessments of planning, scheduling and budget & risk for projects
Measure project performance along technical and logistic dimensions
Engage project investigators to develop mitigation plans when necessary
Act as first line of communication for sub-awardees to provide management guidance
Define and develop best practices, processes, and policy related to projects to ensure alignment with ARM's business strategies and goals, in conjunction with leadership
Advise and help support compliance of all aspects of sub-awarded projects, including financial, deliverables, and milestones
Identify broader opportunities (e.g., technology transfer) related to projects as they mature
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred
5+ years of direct project management experience; 7+ years preferred
Preferred to be licensed as PMP-Project Management Professional - Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI); or equivalent
Able to travel to project locations across the U.S.
Knowledgeable and understands project management best practices along with related perspectives of diverse stakeholders spanning industry, academia and government
A confident communicator and presenter
Good at building relationships within the organization and externally
Possesses excellent organizational and planning skills
Exhibits strong problem-solving and reasoning skills in uncertain environments
Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management
Experienced with change management
Strong at writing, editing, proofreading, including ability to present concepts verbally
Benefits and Perks
Comprehensive Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
The ARM Institute considers applicants for employment without regard to, anddoes not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status,disability, or any other legally protected status.
:Project / Program Management
Time Type:Regular Full Time
Minimum Education Level:Master's Degree or equivalent
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.