Technical Project Manager, National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

## Description

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) is recruiting a Technical Project Manager to work in the Artificial Intelligence Hub (AI Hub) with a multi-disciplinary project team to execute the scope for one or more sponsored research projects. The AI Hub was established to support the Army’s AI Task Force as it looks to modernize its force. The AI Hub will, in partnership with the Army, help define and develop AI capabilities, robotics technology development and potential commercialization and technology transfer arm for the world-renowned Robotics Institute.

**Why NREC?**

You will have an impact in shaping the robotics revolution, collaborate with and learn from experts, and build your career in a very fast-growing field. As part of our team, you will develop solutions to solve industrial and government challenges, deploy your technology in real-world situations, work side-by-side with elite robotics experts, and develop a variety of cutting-edge technologies.

**Have an Impact!**

* Remove waste from farming = more food (link)

* Make industrial processes environmentally friendly (link)

* Make hazardous jobs safer (link)

* Improve efficiency in industry & manufacturing (link)

* Accelerate screening of pharmaceuticals (link)

**Take Control of Your Career!**

* Select the career pathway that interests you

* Influence the direction of projects

* Supportive of a non-standard schedule

* Maintain work/life balance

* Switch between part-time and full-time as life demands

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!

**Join the best robotics R&D group**

Join our talented team at NREC, an operating unit within the world-renowned Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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 productivity 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 also leads in educational outreach through its Robotics Academy, which builds robotics curricula and software for K-12 and college-level students.

Technical Project Manager Responsibilities: You will serve as the Technical Project Manager (TPM) on selected projects. Excellent project management is essential to the successful transition of AI to Army platforms and systems. You will be expected to deliver successful projects while creating value for our sponsors, licensing NREC and CMU technologies, and generating follow-on business.


*Your core responsibilities include:*

* Perform in a cross-functional structure, working with management to establish the priorities to ensure that business needs and customer expectations are being met efficiently and effectively.

* Create and manage project management deliverables and work/resource plans that deliver on time with excellent quality.

* Ensure development /execution of project plans that define activities, dependencies and deliverables.

* Lead a project team throughout the Project Life Cycle including requirements analysis, design, prototype, build, test, deployment and transition.

* Collaborate with team members in project effort analysis, issues management, risk management and quality assurance.

* Manage project quality to ensure customer expectations are fulfilled through the delivery of project objectives.

* Manage the project budget both internally and externally so that the project is executed within budget.

* Perform change management for the project as to scope, schedule and budget.

* Manage client expectations for timely review and approval of change orders.

* Provide technical guidance and leadership to engineering teams to ensure that priorities and direction are aligned with the project goals.

* Collaborate with key stakeholders, business managers and engineers to build consensus around architectural solutions, define high-level and detailed requirements, and deliver projects successfully.


* 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

* Successful background check

We offer the opportunity to join a highly dynamic, rapidly growing organization that is a major player in the emerging mobile robotics market.

Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity? Please apply.

At NREC, we value diversity, support it, and thrive on it for the benefits of our organization, our employees and our community.

**Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer**

*Job Function:* Project / Program Management

*Primary Location:* United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh

*Req ID:* 2013084

*Time Type:* Full Time

*Minimum Education Level:* Master's Degree

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