Engineering Manager - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Engineering Manager


As the LRO Manager and Task Order lead, is responsible for providing direction and management to associated work groups and/or units engaged in the research, design, testing, development activities in specified disciplines (aerospace, electrical, mechanical, systems, etc.) for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). Works closely with other engineering teams in the development and completion of projects to implement new requirements, increase production quality, and operational efficiency. Establishes mission objectives, work plans, schedules, and ensures resources are available for completion of complex technical projects. Participates in the mission strategic planning process, develops long-term plans and ensures appropriate skills are available when needed. Plans, directs and monitors LRO budgets through the GSMO2 Task Order process. Reports financial status to the NASA Mission Directors. Performs, or directs the performance of complex engineering assignments involved in the research, design, and development of mission processes. Establishes project requirements based upon study and analysis of operational objectives and relationship with associated projects/programs/organizations. Originates engineering plans, ideas, schemes and techniques, and may be required to direct the efforts of assigned personnel to achieve desired mission results and objectives, and new mission requirements.

Plans, programs and directs the activities of lower level engineering personnel to assure maximum coordination of effort within the group. Conducts performance evaluations, plans salary actions, recommends hires and promotions. Interprets and applies organization policies, and provides leadership toward resolving employee problems. Champions, coaches and motivates teams and/or team members. Maintains liaison with other engineering and scientific organizations to keep abreast of developments in allied fields or programs, and coordinates group activities with those of other engineering groups. Evaluates engineering progress, developments and findings, to assure technical adequacy to meet operational demands and conformance with established standards and practices. Interacts with senior management and senior customer representatives; may lead a cross-functional team. Provides overall end-to-end system engineering support to the FOT and SA team. Integrates spacecraft performance across the various subsystems. Performs all other duties as assigned. Travel to LRO user conferences may be required.

Manages engineering team projects or small product/technology areas involving the development and/or production of engineering processes. Position is guided by department/program objectives. Provides direction to staff and assists with the development of department and company initiatives. Develops long range plans for product area, or process improvement. Decisions may have a major impact on the overall success of the department or program. Resolves unique problems that are complex in nature. Problems may extend across multiple disciplines or functions. Provides significant customer influence on operational/technical issues. Applies wide application of advanced theories, principles and concepts to operational planning.

Possesses leadership skills, ability to counsel, coach, develop and motivate staff of professionals; has team building and facilitation skills. Clear communication/presentation skills in either oral or written form, technical or non-technical. Exhibits understanding of advanced theories, principles, concepts and techniques. Supervisor/management experience. Must have extensive spacecraft leadership responsibilities


BS degree in an engineering discipline or professional engineering license/certification, and a minimum of 10 years related experience, with average experience of 15 to 20 years. Must be able to obtain NAC-I clearance. Must be US Citizen.

Job: Project Management

Primary Location: US-US-MD-Greenbelt

Req ID: 1080119