Program Manager, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)-Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 21418
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PROGRAM MANAGER, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)-Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), to lead operations and provide support to the program director for the MITEI/CFS program across all aspects, including the annual budget of $300k of the minimum annual funding amount. The principal responsibility will be to organize, coordinate, and streamline the project management of a broad portfolio of concurrently running research projects at MIT. The work will require integrating together and working closely with MIT principal investigators (PIs), scientific and engineering research staff, and fiscal officers, primarily based at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) and MITEI. Activities will include working with PIs to develop new project plans (scope, budget, schedules, personnel, risks); tracking, documenting, and reporting ongoing project statuses to all project stakeholders; identifying project resource issues and working with PIs, technical staff, and fiscal officers to resolve as soon as possible; and ensuring alignment of project objectives and deliverables with the member's overall sponsored research goals. Additional responsibilities are expected to grow over time and will include working with members to comprehensively understand their research needs, proactively identifying and connecting the members with PIs from across MIT to meet those needs, and working strategically with PSFC and MITEI leadership to interface with members.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: bachelor's degree (master's or Ph.D. preferred) in engineering or engineering management; seven years of experience managing midsize projects (5-20 persons, $1M+ annual budgets); experience building budgets, schedules, and personnel rosters for complex projects; and knowledge of project management tools (e.g., Microsoft Project) and productivity software (e.g., Microsoft Office) for developing resource-loaded schedules and project documentation. Job #21418-12
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