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ExMC Project Planning Lead

KBR, Inc

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted April 30, 2021.

ExMC Project Planning Lead (Johnson Space Center)
This position will support the Exploration Medical Capability (ExMC) Element of the Human Research Program Human (HRP) at NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, as part of the Human Health and Performance Contract (HHPC).

This team helps to determine and develop the capabilities needed for the health and performance systems for future human exploration missions.

The incumbent will work with the ExMC team members at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and across three other NASA Centers: Ames Research Center (ARC) in Mountain View, CA; Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, OH; and Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA.
The ExMC Project Planning Lead is prime for the management of schedules and budgets, and supports both the Clinical Science Team (CST) Lead and the Systems Engineering (SE) Team Lead to track deliverable completion and resource allocations.

The CST Lead leverages medical expertise to inform ExMC priorities and clinical content for ExMC deliverables, including exploration medical system design, requirements review, medical risk assessment and reduction.

The SE Team Lead guides project teams to create development life cycle artifacts and exceptional systems related to the medical and the crew health and performance systems for future spaceflight.
Major Duties/Responsibilities
Resource Management

• Capture the allocation of ExMC resources to projects for supporting ExMC primary and support activities

Technical Direction

• Manage ExMC master schedules

• Provide inputs to Medical Database Project Manager

• Participate in product reviews as needed

• Provide input to and review content in ExMC guidance, governance and publications/presentations


• Plan and execute periodic ExMC Project Planning team meetings and agendas

• Support reporting tasks and schedule at weekly ExMC Leadership tags

• Establish SE meeting agenda templates, note-taker, and timekeeper roles, as requested

• Review and provide feedback to monthly customer Technical Cost and Schedule Review (TCSR) charts and contractor Monthly Management Review (MMR) charts

• Incorporates team schedules into ExMC master schedule

• Support communication and coordination with stakeholders regarding vision, technical planning, and products

Risk Management

• Capture and track ExMC technical and schedule risks

• Prepare technical and schedule risk tracking and reporting materials – weekly, monthly, and as needed

Configuration Management

• Implement configuration management and data management

• A BS degree in engineering, with 10 years of applicable professional experience which has led to increasing levels of technical and leadership responsibilities, or an MS degree with 8 years of experience

• Technical, functional, and/or project lead experience in systems engineering, medical or a related technical field

• Demonstrated project management experience

• Demonstrated experience collaborating with multi-disciplined teams

• Project management certification and/or formal training

• Experience in systems integration

• Background in full life cycle activities for human spaceflight mission

• NASA experience in human systems integration

• Experience with NASA Human Research Program

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to work well within a team or independently.

• Ability to handle competing priorities.

• Ability to attain and maintain respect and confidence of the customer and contract personnel.

• History of successful project completions with finite goals and timeframes.

• Comprehensive knowledge of disciplines within human health and performance

• Awareness of spaceflight impacts to human physiology, behavior, and medical state

• Understanding of the history and current state of requirements, intent, and implementation of NASA-STD-3001 across NASA human spaceflight programs
Relocation reimbursement is available.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors.

KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long
– term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results.

At KBR, We Deliver.

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