Full Job Description

X-Bow (pronounced "Cross-Bow") is expanding and looking for a Senior Project Manager to add to our growing team. 

Directs, coordinates, and oversees all activities related to the execution of a contract. Provides a single point of contact for all program-related inquiries. Facilitates interdepartmental cohesiveness between engineering, certification, and supply chain and coordinates the activities of other companies, vendors or individuals by performing the following duties.

  • Provides high-value customers with a direct point of contact for technical and high-value contracts.
  • Responsible for comprehending the contract for projects and ensuring compliance.
  • Responsible for communicating concise and comprehensive program statuses and priorities to the program team.
  • Trains and mentors less experienced Program Managers by reviewing and promoting best practices, helping to develop required skills, and sharing experiences at the Senior level.
  • Organizes and facilitates contractual coordination and milestone meetings.
  • Ensures that assigned medium- to large-scale projects progress on schedule, within budget, and meet or exceed minimum quality standards.
  • Participates in and guides, Change Order processes and activities for assigned projects.
  • Keeps the customer and executive management informed of the current status of all significant aspects of each assigned project through program reviews, status reports, meetings, etc.
  • Facilitates inter- and intra-department coordination to support project requirements.
  • Provides vital planning and leadership which will minimize problems or conflicts and provides leadership in developing team-based solutions to issues as they arise.
  • Coordinates with internal departments to ensure that the activities of other companies, vendors, or individuals support project requirements.
  • Negotiates assigned items, including revised delivery dates, costs, or other proposal/contract parameters.
  • Facilitates a positive relationship with customers.
  • Maintains regular attendance, including being at work, being on time to work, and working entire shifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional description

Bachelor's degree (B. S.) in Engineering or a related discipline from a four-year college or university and a minimum of ten years of related experience and/or training. Aerospace background and rocket industry experience are required. PMP certification preferred.

Employees working on programs subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) must qualify as a US Person, which is defined as a US Citizen, a Permanent Resident who does not work for a foreign company/foreign government/foreign governmental agency or organization, or a political asylee for legal compliance purposes.

Candidate skills & requirements

  • Ability to work well independently and cross-functionally as part of an established and growing team.
  • Proven ability to use situational leadership to get desired results.
  • Strong communication, time-management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to influence, persuade and negotiate.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate individuals across an organization.
  • Must possess broad technical and certification knowledge.
  • Utilizes a holistic problem-solving approach to situations.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to make compelling and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management or project teams.
  • Ability to apply logical or scientific thinking principles to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrated experience with Accounting, Database, and Project Management software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time, use hands to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and have close/color vision ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Ability to work outside of core business hours as required.

In accordance with the Federal Government Executive Order 14042, being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is a contingency for employment with X-Bow Systems. We will consider a request for medical exemption or religious exemption as the law requires.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health (medical ) insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance
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