Massachusetts Institute of Technology Project Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Job Number: 21465
Functional Area: Sponsored Research Accounting
Department: Plasma Science and Fusion Center
School Area: VP Research
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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PROJECT MANAGER, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to serve as the primary person focused on project management. Will facilitate project planning, execution, and reporting across a wide portfolio of scientific and engineering research projects that are running simultaneously. Key activities include developing budgets and schedules with project leads; attending technical meetings; working with stakeholders to identify issues, track risks, and ensure project scope is on track; communicating regularly and proactively with project stakeholders; and acting as liaison between the technical team and stakeholders, communicating project status, issues, and recommendations in a timely manner. The position involves working closely with and serving as a key integrator between scientists (faculty, researchers, students), technical staff (engineers and technicians), and support staff (fiscal officers and procurement). PSFC (https://www.psfc.mit.edu/) is world-leader in the research of plasma physics and the development of fusion energy. It has been central to several recent fusion breakthroughs, including conceiving the SPARC tokamak (https://news.mit.edu/2020/physics-fusion-studies-0929) , demonstrating the first large-scale 20 tesla superconducting fusion magnet (https://news.mit.edu/2021/MIT-CFS-major-advance-toward-fusion-energy-0908) , and analyzing the record-breaking plasma shot at the National Ignition Facility (https://www.psfc.mit.edu/news/2021/mit-makes-key-contribution-to-the-national-ignition-facility-s-historic-fusion-experiment) .
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in engineering/engineering management; at least three years’ experience managing small-to-mid scale scientific or engineering projects in a research and development environment; experience estimating budgets and schedules for project planning and tracking and reporting status for project execution; and knowledge of project management (e.g., Microsoft Project) and productivity (e.g., Microsoft Office) software and their use in building and managing resource-loaded schedules and documentation. Must be able to simultaneously manage a number of concurrent projects while maintaining organization, clarity, and responsiveness; and cooperate closely and communicate clearly with both technical experts and administrative staff. Job #21465-86/23/22