Project Management Specialist 5
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The Ventures organization within Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) is seeking an experienced and talented project management specialist to work efforts in the Carbon Capture Program. The objective of the Carbon Capture Program is to build and demonstrate a modular scaled prototype for field operations of a carbon capture facility for an existing enhanced oil recovery (EOR) pipeline. The Carbon Capture for EOR Project Management Specialist is accountable for the day to day successful execution of the Contract Research And Development contract accounts and all subcontracts. This person is expected to interact with internal and external engineering, review activities, business and functional leadership for all technical and programmatic matters in support of the Program Director. Responsibilities include: Performing the overall Customer Account Manager (CAM) activities on the program (ensure performance to plan. Provide the day to day direction of the technical team (communication up and down. Delivery of all formal and informal products required. Coordinate and qualify control of a non-advocate review process (if needed). Support the interface and reviews with internal and external leadership. Act, as required as a surrogate for the Program Director. The successful candidate will have proficiency in all project management areas in accordance with accordance with accepted project management standards in the industry (e.g., Project Management Body of Knowledge [PMBOK], ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008).


[ + ] Building A Successful Team
Consistently ensures that the purpose and importance of the team are clarified (e.g., team has a clear charter or mission statement); guides the setting of specific and measurable team goals and objectives. Clarifies roles and responsibilities of team members; helps ensure that necessary steering, review, or support functions are in place. Is called upon to mentor employees and other team leaders in making procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions; provides necessary resources or helps to remove obstacles to team accomplishments. Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions; values and uses individual differences and talents. Shares important or relevant information with the team. Adheres to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfills team responsibilities; demonstrates personal commitment to the team.
[ + ] Collaboration
Mentors others in working effectively and cooperatively with team leaders, managers and internal employees; consistently and proactively establishes and maintains good working relationships by actively involving team leaders, managers and internal employees and helping them feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions. Places higher priority on team and organization goals than on own goals. Offers to provide assistance and/or thought leadership to other project team leaders when doing so would benefit the organization.
[ + ] Communication
Consistently and proactively clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Guiders others in keeping their audience thoroughly engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Frames highly complex and or advanced information in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Regularly seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Attends to both direct and indirect messages from others; correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately. Mentors and advises fellow project leads and other internal employees on effective communication techniques.
[ + ] Customer Focus
Provides enterprise level modeling for making customers and their needs a primary focus of one's actions; develops and sustains productive, high-level customer relationships as they relate to complex and large scale projects; actively seeks information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; presents project level information to senior level customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how complex project level decisions/actions/plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet significant customer needs and resolve complex problems; provides enterprise level thought leadership on monitoring and evaluating customer concerns, issues, and satisfaction and to anticipate customer needs.
[ + ] Decision Making
Consistently and proactively recognizes a wide range of highly advanced or unusually complex issues, problems, or opportunities across the organization; determines whether action is needed. Adeptly identifies the need for and collects information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities; has advanced knowledge in integrating unusually complex information from a variety of sources; detects unusually complex trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Guides others in creating relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes; can be relied upon to formulate clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option; implements decisions reliably and initiates action within a reasonable time; includes team leaders, managers and internal employees in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
[ + ] Negotiation
Explores all parties' needs, concerns, and initial positions as they relate to the largest and most complex negotiations. Builds common ground by highlighting areas of agreement and working through areas of disagreement. Manages the interpersonal process to stay focused on the task; constructively addresses emotions and conflict. Engages in mutual problem solving by brainstorming alternative positions or approaches and evaluating them openly and fairly. Builds value of preferred alternatives by relating them to the needs of others; responds to objections by emphasizing value. Seeks a win-win solution through a give-and-take process.
[ + ] Systems Thinking
Consistently and proactively evaluates job tasks and processes on how well they help meet program/project objective(s); identifies non-value-adding components and barriers. Expertly formulates complex change strategies; frequently seeks input from others to evaluate options for change and encourage buy-in. Makes appropriate changes to job/role structures and processes by assigning accountability appropriately, communicating effectively, focusing on new skill development, and integrating with related systems or processes. Uses accurate measurement systems to monitor the implementation.
[ + ] Analytical Skills
Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the business unit level.
[ + ] Proj Sched & Resource Mgmt
Advanced/expert ability to plan, organize and direct the creation of comprehensive multi-tiered project schedules for significant organization, enterprise, and business unit projects. Advanced/expert ability to identify time frames for key project milestones, ensure alignment of sub tier activities for overall project visibility, tracking and completion, direct and manage more complex project schedules requiring interfacing with multi regional or international activities, independently identify project resource requirements, and integrate and direct multi project elements into a single collective overall project plan. Advanced/expert ability to collaborate with others on the extremely complex projects assigned.
[ + ] Project Leadership
Advanced/expert ability to direct, delegate, and ensure performance of assigned responsibilities and tasks as a project team leader in support of enterprise wide and/or extremely complex large scale projects. Advanced/expert ability to identify and resolve any issues to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Basic Qualifications For Consideration

Have you managed a group in the development of prototype hardware thru the testing phase?

Do you have prior experience as a Customer Account Manager (CAM)?

Do you have any experience with Chemical Engineering application?

Typical Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and typically 15 or more years' related work experience, a Master's degree and typically 13 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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