Risk Manager - Human Landing System (HLS)

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics has been selected by NASA to participate in the development and demonstration of a Human Landing System (HLS). Dynetics is seeking project engineers, systems engineers, mechanical design engineers, electrical engineers, structural and thermal analysts, manufacturing engineers, test engineers, technicians, and operators to join a diverse team in support of the development of the HLS that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024.

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, is seeking a talented Risk Manager to join a diverse, highly skilled team to create unique solutions for complex problems involving space systems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber, and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost effective intelligence, engineering, and scientific solutions.

The Risk Manager will support the Dynetics HLS team with primary responsibility to coordinate identification, assessment, and documentation of technical, schedule, and cost risks along with development of risk reduction activities. The selected individual will serve as the focal point for management of management of all risks, issues, and opportunities. The Risk Manager will implement the program’s Risk Plan, will coordinate with all personnel including subcontractors and NASA customers, and will be charged with soliciting inputs on courses of action to mitigate risks. The Risk Manager will monitor and update the risk list; report risks, issues, and opportunities as they are identified; gather inputs from subject matter experts; and provide updates to program management. The Risk Manager will also prepare and submit monthly Risk Reports to the customer. The individual will interface with department leadership and project managers; mechanical designers; and component, test, safety, and quality engineers across the HLS team.


Basic Qualifications

Candidate must possess a Bachelor's Degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Candidate must have at least five (5) years of experience with managing risks including identifying, assessing, and documenting risks and developing and tracking risk mitigation plans.

Candidate must be able to write clear, concise and comprehensive technical reports and to present results to a multi-disciplinary team and customer stakeholders.

Candidate must have demonstrated experience effectively communicating within a team environment both verbally and in writing.

Candidate must have demonstrated ability to deliver results in a team environment and independently.

Position requires candidates to be capable of performing in a collaborative engineering environment working closely with multi-disciplinary teams.

Candidate must be a resident of the North Alabama area or willing to relocate to the Huntsville - North Alabama, AL area.


Other Qualifications

Preference shown to candidates who possess a Master’s degree in an engineering discipline or equivalent degree from an ABET-accredited university.

Preference shown to candidates who have experience and/or working knowledge of:

  • Risk management experience for space launch or in-space vehicles
  • Familiarity or direct experience with NASA risk management assessments and processes


Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen.

Candidate must possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.



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