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Project Manager
Posted on 5/26/2022
Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Masterful verbal and written communication skills on technical topics
  • Familiar with the execution and labor breakdown of project
  • Analytical approach to problem solving, comfortable with fundamental scientific principles
  • Able to lead conception and execution of end-to-end system development projects
  • Able to implement low-overhead systems to track effort; Efficient with learning and using project engineering tools like Mavenlink, MS Project, Confluence, Jira, Git
  • Highly organized in a rapidly changing R&D environment
  • Ability to recognize project risk, scope creep, and missing critical requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree (Engineering, Science, Physics, Math, Economics, or related field)
  • Demonstrated project leadership experience in a team setting
  • Experience developing and deploying infrastructure and process improvements
  • Familiar with formal project accounting and reporting
  • Experience working in a technical engineering project management capacity spanning a range of products and industries (e.g., aerospace, automotive, industrial, consumer electronics, etc.)
  • Familiar with the basics of engineering design process, electronics design, software development, system design, or product development
  • Experience with: electrical engineering design work, embedded systems, firmware, power electronics, analog control, discrete logic design, mechanical systems and packaging for aerospace, automotive, and/or consumer electronics products, mechatronics, robotics, or other relevant technical areas
  • Experience with testing verification and validation for aerospace, medical, consumer, or automotive systems
  • Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week on-site in El Segundo, CA
  • Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects
  • Job Type: Full-time (Salary)
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here
  • Work with project teams on process improvements and best practices to help deliver quality product and facilitate customer relationships
  • Drive customer communication, including difficult conversations on scope, timeline, material costs, and budget
  • Facilitate the creation and maintenance of project budgets, work breakdowns, estimates, task prioritization, and integration plans
  • Track multiple project schedules and budgets, informing customers early of overages, challenges, and schedule slips
  • Actively investigate new project opportunities with existing customers, including project scoping, estimations, and implementations
  • Assist in the sourcing and screening of candidates and contractors for projects and work to get the right individuals on the right projects
  • Research and recommend project management policies, principles, and practices
  • Work with engineering to develop systems to predict project work, total company bandwidth utilization, and other company performance metrics
  • Prepare reports and other associated project and/or program documentation
Second Order Effects

11-50 employees

Engineering consulting
Company Overview
Second Order Effects' mission is to design and create effective engineering solutions by improving methods and building traditions.
  • Competitive compensation + equity incentive plan
  • 100% employer paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employees + 50% dependent coverage
  • Flexible paid time off policy + 11 paid holidays + 12 paid sick days
  • 401(k) retirement account and employer matching (Safe Harbor 4%)
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave & more!
Company Values
  • Prioritize others
  • Build the right thing
  • Surpass yourself
  • Play the long game
  • Exhaust all possibilities
  • Welcome difficulty
  • No designer couches