Technical Project Manager, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)-2014169
Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) has 20+ years of experience and is globally renowned for developing and deploying robots into many applications across multiple sectors, such as agriculture, mining, defense, energy, and manufacturing. We strive to provide solutions for real world challenges where automation and robots have greater impact on efficiency and improve the safety and comfort of the labor force. Our unique expertise places us at the forefront of unmanned ground vehicle design, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation. With over 120 robotics professionals, we can solve challenges that no other organization can.
NREC is at the center of the robotics ecosystem in Pittsburgh, PA. With over 60 robotics companies, Pittsburgh has become the robotics capital of the world. Geek Wire calls it Robotics Row ; others call it Roboburgh . Join the leader in the most exciting time in robotics!
We are looking for a Technical Project Manager to work with a multi-disciplinary project team to execute the scope for one or more sponsored research projects. The NREC, a leader in robotics technology development and commercialization, serves as the technology transfer arm for the world-renowned Robotics Institute.
As Technical Project Manager (TPM) on selected projects, you will be expected to deliver successful projects while adding new value for our sponsors, licensing NREC and CMU technologies, and generating follow-on business. Excellent project management is critical to the successful transition of robotics technology into the industries that NREC serves.
Your core responsibilities include:
Performing in a multi-functional structure, working with management to establish the priorities to ensure that business needs and customer expectations are being met efficiently and effectively.
Crafting project management documentations and work/resource plans.
Ensuring development /execution of project plans that define activities, dependencies and outputs.
Leading a project team throughout the Project Life Cycle including requirements analysis, design, prototype, build, test, deployment and transition.
Collaborating with team members in project effort analysis, issues management, risk management and quality assurance.
Managing project quality to ensuring customer expectations are fulfilled through the delivery of project objectives.
Handling the project budget both internally and externally so that the project is executed within budget.
Performing change management for the project as to scope, schedule and budget.
Managing client expectations for timely review and approval of change orders.
Providing technical guidance and leadership to engineering teams to ensure that priorities and direction are aligned with the project goals.
Collaborating with key partners, business managers and engineers to build consensus around architectural solutions, define high-level and detailed requirements, and deliver projects successfully
Experience with mining or heavy equipment industries is preferred but not required"
We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic, rapidly growing organization that is a major player in the emerging mobile robotics market.
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in science or engineering
8 years or more of project management experience required
Excellent problem-solving, reasoning, organization, planning, teamwork, interpersonal and oral/written communication skills required
Please visit " Why Carnegie Mellon " to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Job Function: Project / Program Management
Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
Time Type: Full Time
Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent
Internal Number: 2014169
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.