Contract Technical Manager

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Posting title
Contract Technical Manager

Roles and responsibilities
Must be US Citizen
18 month contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
• Ensure successful delivery of electronic hardware to various projects outsourced to suppliers 
• Evaluate electronic packaging and cable harness suppliers 
• Estimate cost, and develop schedules. 
• Manage statements of work for flight, engineering and early demonstration models 
• Interface with packaging and manufacturing engineers on technical requirements. 
• Work independently, and under the direction of the group supervisor, project management, and technical leads. 
• Maintain the cost, technical, schedule and documentation compliance of JPL contracts. 
• Process and monitor contract orders. 
• Monitor the technical progress and programmatic milestones. 
• Responsible for end to end management of electronic fabrication outsourcing activities from statement of work to vendor delivery of hardware, including weekly/monthly status of cost, schedule and technical issues. 
• Frequently interact with JPL acquisition and cognizant engineers in the Request for Proposals, Request for Quotes & Selection Debriefs of JPL contracts (including technical evaluations).

Required Skills:
• Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with a minimum of 6 years of related work experience; or Master's degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of related work experience; or PhD in a similar discipline with a minimum of 2 years of related work experience. 
• Extensive experience in program/project management. 
• Demonstrated ability to plan work including integrating cost and schedules. 
• Demonstrated experience delivering PWAs, cable harness and subsystem assemblies 
• Understanding of translating requirements into assembly of hardware. 
• Excellent negotiating skills and ability to work with contractors. 
• Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation). 
• Proven ability to work in a team environment. 

Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of JPL, NASA, and industry standards in electronics manufacturing for high reliability space applications. 

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