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About the Position

Job Title
Associate Project Manager

Classification
Exempt

Reports to
Director of Finance

Date
September 7, 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary

FIRST RF is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Associate Project Manager with outstanding communication skills to join our team. As a leader for your project, you will represent the interests of FIRST RF and the customer, and work on a variety of R&D and Production contracts. Production ranges in size from quick-response projects to large production orders with thousands of units.  This role stands at the intersection of engineering, business, and leadership, and brings many skills to bear to ensure technical excellence, financial responsibility, and customer satisfaction.  This is considered a learning role that is supportive in nature and will gain progressive responsibility with experience.

What You Can Expect

Essential Functions

  • Act as a project leader and drive consistent, organized processes
  • Facilitate communication among production, engineering, quality, management, suppliers and customers
  • Collaborate with all teams to ensure that project goals and deliverables meet FIRST RF quality standards
  • Assess, monitor, document, and communicate on project scope and status, risks and key learnings to project stakeholders
  • Construct and control project plans and budgets that help teams drive key decision points
  • Ensure all team members understand their roles and are held accountable for meeting commitments
  • Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues
  • Capture and document project-related business, functional and creative information during the project lifecycle
  • Drive change management processes, manage stakeholder expectations, communicate impact, and execute changes if applicable
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the projects and related contractual, technical, and quality documentation

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers and photocopiers.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position at 40 hours per week.  Typical office hours include Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, however these hours will vary based on workload and the manager’s discretion.  This job may require more than 40 hours of work per week as the need arises.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance
  • Reside in Colorado
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline and relevant experience in technical leadership
  • Ability to identify technical, cost, and schedule risks/opportunities and to engage technical support appropriately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations
  • A capacity to thrive in a self-motivated environment that has few boundaries and at-times conflicting priorities
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and a detail-oriented problem-solving approach
  • A desire to find, explore, and solve new and challenging problems

Preferred Education and Experience

  • A proven capacity to contribute to multidisciplinary engineering projects
  • Experience in R&D and FAR proposal activities and development to customer requirements

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to opportunities@firstrf.com.

About FIRST RF

About FIRST RF

FIRST RF is a fast-growing, multi-discipline, privately owned small business focused on engineering and manufacturing of advanced technologies - specifically in antennas and radio frequency (RF) systems. We are an energetic team empowered with world-class facilities and resources. We promote a culture which prioritizes innovation and responsiveness.  By making bold investments in the development of groundbreaking technologies, FIRST RF has fielded award-winning products ranging from revolutionary passive antennas to highly complex, active antenna systems.

We offer all employees four weeks of PTO each year, flexible scheduling, tuition reimbursement, up to 4% 401k match, and 100% employer-paid healthcare, dental and vision plans.

AAP/EEO Statement

First RF is an equal employment opportunity employer.