17 days old

Project Manager

MxD
Chicago, Illinois 60642
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Do you want to be a part of something innovative, relevant, intellectually stimulating and has a meaning impact?  Come join our rapidly growing MxD team as we strive to increase the U.S. global competitiveness in manufacturing.

+ About MxD

MxD is a nonprofit partnering with the federal government, industry and academia to help U.S. manufacturers digitize their operations, become more cyber secure, upskill their workforce, and train the next generation of workers.  To achieve our mission, MxD works hard but also plays hard, which is evident through our flexible work and unlimited responsible paid time-off programs.  Diversity is equally key and integral to our culture, as different backgrounds, thoughts, and ideas are critical to our success, both for our members and our staff.

+ Position Overview

MxD is seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Project Management Office (PMO) team. The PMO team is responsible for developing and leading projects in the areas of Industry 4.0, Supply Chain, Digital Twins, Future Factory, Systems Integration, and Cybersecurity to help America’s factories tackle grand challenges.  A successful candidate will be a strong individual contributor who thrives in a fast-paced technical environment. Core responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and communicating project status to MxD stakeholders. Additionally, you will assist in developing innovative solutions and identifying synergies across projects by matching technology development efforts with manufacturers’ needs. You will report to the Manager, Projects.

+ Position Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects from scoping to execution and deployment
  • Lead project planning and development of documents associated with project execution, including requests for proposals, statements of work, deliverables, schedules, reporting requirements, and intellectual property assertions
  • Effectively execute projects, drive regular project team meetings and communicate project status to stakeholders
  • Build cross-functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Support project process operations and identify and implement project process improvements
  • Support other MxD teams by contributing technical expertise to shape workshops and identify synergies across other institute initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

+ Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline preferred; other technical bachelor’s degrees will be considered
  • PMP, ScrumMaster, or other Project Management certification preferred
  • One to four years of technical project management experience preferred
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Experience in a technical environment including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both MxD and MxD’s commercial and academic partners
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic collaborative environment
  • Proficient with MS Office; familiar with Monday.com, Slack, Trello, and/or MS Teams
  • cation
  • Must be available to work onsite at least one day a week and on an as-needed basis for other onsite events
  • All MxD employees must be fully vaccinated against COVD-19 or provide a religious or medical exemption

How to Apply

Apply online at mxdusa.org/careers by clicking on the link to the position posting and submitting your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this role and MxD. Tip: Meeting the qualifications is important, but a great cover letter will set you apart!

Work with Us

  • MxD is a results-oriented, lean, collaborative tech organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are hard-working, mission-driven, flexible, and work with a sense of urgency. We hire tech-savvy, committed, self-starters who can think outside the box, and have a strong capacity to learn and adapt to the needs of the organization and roll through both skill and grit. All-star employees excel without the help of administrative support, and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty (figuratively!). Additionally, people who love to solve problems, no matter how big or small, find they are a good fit for MxD.
  • Our state-of-the-art facility, located on Goose Island in Chicago (just north of downtown), features a manufacturing floor, several infrastructure testbeds, and a bustling open-office environment. MxD is a collaborative space, hosting many events for our partners and other prestigious organizations, so being able to engage with staff and visitors in a professional, helpful manner is a must.
  • MxD is a 10-minute walk from the North and Clybourn Red Line stop, a 20-minute walk from the Division Blue Line stop, and accessible by a variety of other public transit options; additionally, we have free parking available for employees.

Flexible Work Policy

  • MxD recognizes the importance of providing flexibility for employees to balance work responsibilities with personal obligations and commitments. Specific feasibility of Flexible Work Arrangements is determined by specific roles and supervisors.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

  • MxD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment in our workplace, our communities, and within the tech industry. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, economic circumstance, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas currently.

Requirements

 Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline preferred; other technical bachelor’s degrees will be considered
  • PMP, ScrumMaster, or other Project Management certification preferred
  • One to four years of technical project management experience preferred
  • Government project and contracting experience preferred
  • Experience in a technical environment including research, engineering, product development, and/or manufacturing; experience with digital manufacturing technologies preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills along with excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of an organization, including the executive levels of both MxD and MxD’s commercial and academic partners
  • Self-driven with the ability to work in a highly dynamic collaborative environment
  • Proficient with MS Office; familiar with Monday.com, Slack, Trello, and/or MS Teams
  • cation
  • Must be available to work onsite at least one day a week and on an as-needed basis for other onsite events
  • All MxD employees must be fully vaccinated against COVD-19 or provide a religious or medical exemption

How to Apply

Apply online at mxdusa.org/careers by clicking on the link to the position posting and submitting your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a great fit for this role and MxD. Tip: Meeting the qualifications is important, but a great cover letter will set you apart!

Work with Us

  • MxD is a results-oriented, lean, collaborative tech organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We are hard-working, mission-driven, flexible, and work with a sense of urgency. We hire tech-savvy, committed, self-starters who can think outside the box, and have a strong capacity to learn and adapt to the needs of the organization and roll through both skill and grit. All-star employees excel without the help of administrative support, and don’t mind rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty (figuratively!). Additionally, people who love to solve problems, no matter how big or small, find they are a good fit for MxD.
  • Our state-of-the-art facility, located on Goose Island in Chicago (just north of downtown), features a manufacturing floor, several infrastructure testbeds, and a bustling open-office environment. MxD is a collaborative space, hosting many events for our partners and other prestigious organizations, so being able to engage with staff and visitors in a professional, helpful manner is a must.
  • MxD is a 10-minute walk from the North and Clybourn Red Line stop, a 20-minute walk from the Division Blue Line stop, and accessible by a variety of other public transit options; additionally, we have free parking available for employees.

Flexible Work Policy

  • MxD recognizes the importance of providing flexibility for employees to balance work responsibilities with personal obligations and commitments. Specific feasibility of Flexible Work Arrangements is determined by specific roles and supervisors.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

  • MxD is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to creating a diverse environment in our workplace, our communities, and within the tech industry. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, disability status, economic circumstance, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas currently

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Posted: 2022-07-26 Expires: 2022-09-09

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