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Sr. Director, Engineering & Strategy

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Your Mission at Virgin GalacticThis Senior Executive role leads the Project and Chief Engineering team responsible for the technical leadership on all Virgin Galactic vehicles and equipment. -As a member of Virgin Galactic's senior leadership team, this role ensures Virgin Galactic has a world class engineering -to support the diverse portfolio of aerospace programs. You are directly responsible for the talent management and program assignment of Virgin Galactic Project Engineers and Chief Engineers. This position privides coordination across the Engineering functional groups to support program and operations staffing resource requirements, technical leadership and recruiting, department budgeting, and developing and retaining a world class team. This leader has an unwavering commitment to successful engineering work execution delivering true value to our company and team.Establish Engineering department functional staffing strategies to support program development, modifications, operations, and IRADsDevelop a coherent, collaborative and engaged engineering leadership team where team members support each other and do not act in silos. Identify succession plans for all key leadership positions.Coach: attract, develop, mentor, performance manage and retain high-performing engineering professionals to ensure Virgin Galactic is well placed and ready to support existing and future projects. Grow the engineering team as required to support -Virgin Galactic's portfolio of current and future programs. Identify rotations for engineering staff that enhance their professional development.Working with the People team, maintain an effective and clear engineering organizational design. Adapt the organization as necessary over time in line with personnel changes, program requirements and company direction.Establishment an implementation of standards for engineering personnel technical performance Development of department performance efficiency improvementsCollaboration with programs and operations in generating and providing mid-year and annual performance reviewsLead annual budget development to ensure proper internal department, program, and operations resourcing.Participate in non-advocate reviews to advise programs on risk, mitigations, and opportunities.Empower discipline leadership with budget responsibilities. Help program managers with accurate budgets for engineering tasks defined by program scope.Lead by example with respect to straight-up, transparent and open communication (up and down) relative to engineering team performance - timely transparency on issues, minimizing surprises. Ensure Virgin Galactic has a sound configuration management system for all data, analysis and models through toolsets such as PLM, Engineering Review Board, Change Control Board, Model Based Definition, change logs and naming conventions. Ensure all engineering staff are adequately trained in the configuration management systems.Coordinate and communicate regularly with Program leadership to ensure individual program and operations needs are being met by engineering.Develop and present for approval the annual Engineering budget (operating and capital). Empower discipline leadership with budget responsibilities. Help functional departments and program managers with accurate budgets for engineering tasks defined by program scope.Encourage a culture where engineers follow their design, analysis or work product through its full lifecycle (i.e., analyze, design, build, test, operate) to provide excellent support and maximum learning opportunities for the responsible engineer. Work with Legal and Compliance, motivate the engineering organization to identify and capture Intellectual Property (IP) developed to strengthen Virgin Galactic's IP portfolio. Assist with desired IP protection measures and applications.Work with the senior executive team, assess new business opportunities and assist with bids and proposals development from an engineering perspective.What You BringB.S degree in Engineering or ScienceMaster's degree in a relevant technical field or in the area of management or business is highly desirable.Must have at least 15 years of total industry experience with a minimum of 5 years leading functional organizations in support of program operationsWorks independently with considerable freedom for independent action Ability to create and inspire high performance teams Maintains the highest ethical standards Maintains a passion for performance excellence and is results driven Displays business savvy and a bias for action Collaborative and always transparent executive partner Demonstrated knowledge of program management principles, tools and procedures for measuring project/program success.Demonstrated ability to lead and empower a team of subject matter experts in varying technical disciplines.Effective results in schedule, cost, & risk management.Solid leadership and management skills.Knowledge and experience with AS 9100 a plusThe annual U.S. base salary range for this full-time position is -$173,400.00-$277,350.00. The base pay actually offered will vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, location, and experience and take into account internal equity. Other forms of pay (e.g., bonus or long term incentive) may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits, dependent on the position offered. For more information regarding Virgin Galactic benefits, please visit Who we areVirgin Galactic is transforming humanity's relationship with space. By making it more open and accessible, we are connecting the world to the love, wonder and awe inspired by space travel, helping to create new opportunities for the benefit of life on Earth. Whether it's supporting cutting-edge research missions for scientists and students, or offering life-changing experiences for the adventurers among us, Virgin Galactic is -THE -spaceline for Earth. Such an audacious vision requires a team as driven as they are curious - one capable of redefining the boundaries of what's possible. -ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR -120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. -EEO Statement
Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. -COVID
As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as newly hired employees. As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ("fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) or have a valid religious or medical exemption.--- If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met be your date of hire.--- Virgin Galactic complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

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