Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Pyro Spacecraft Systems Project Manager will perform project management for NASA government-based projects (hardware development, manufacturing, and testing) along with NASA customers for several pyro subsystems for NASA spacecraf.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Perform project management for NASA government-based projects (hardware development, manufacturing, and testing) along with NASA customers for several pyro subsystems for NASA spacecraft
  • Monitor scheduled deliverables against established plans
  • Work with customers and test engineers in the verification of requirements and risk tracking for several pyro projects
  • Work closely with vendors and manufacturers to track purchases and deliveries
  • Prepare test requests and other test documentation (test readiness reviews) as needed for various NASA test facilities
  • Work closely with testing engineers and technicians to plan and execute test series and evaluate results
  • Prepare presentation material for engineering review boards and Chief Engineers
  • Oversee and develop procedures, work instructions, drawings, and process flows
  • Interface frequently with inter-organizational disciplines, NASA System Managers, and operational customers
  • Perform job functions based on pre-established guidelines or instructions
  • Monitor cost performance against established plans
  • Develop and maintain company and customer (primarily government) financial and project status reports as needed
  • Perform other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Reporting Relationship
  • This position reports to the Project or Program Manager


  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and 15 years of direct engineering experience
  • Advanced degrees may be counted as work experience
  • Prior experience with creating and reviewing financial reporting, including budgeting, forecasting and cost estimating
  • Prior experience dealing with vendors and purchase requests
  • Prior experience managing and leading a team
  • Experience with requirements development, design trades, risk analysis, test & verification of space hardware
  • Self-motivated, team player and adaptability to a dynamic environment and the ability to complete all assignments as required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to effectively interact with customers and management at all levels
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings.
  • Must have the ability to visualize and work with complex mechanical/electrical systems and work with others in problem solving as part of a team
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products

Requisition Preferences:
  • Mechanical, aerospace, or electrical engineering degree
  • Familiarity with pyrotechnic design and testing
  • Experience with NASA/JSC flight hardware process and certification
  • Familiar with Johnson Space Center (JSC) organizations, processes, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycle process
  • Prior experience with hardware anomaly troubleshooting and failure analysis
  • Familiarity with common hand tools and proficiency using them to perform assembly, disassembly, and troubleshooting on mechanical and electrical systems

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Closing Statement

AdTech COVID Vaccine Requirement:

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective January 18, 2022, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, applicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.

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