• Senior Program Manager, UAS Drones

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/6/2018 12:08 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Windwalker Group horiz RGB


    Be a part of a new era in aviation as new pathways are opening towards fully integrating UAS into the nation's airspace. Recent regulations have created opportunities for business and government to use drones.  As a Senior Program Manager you will play a key role in shaping the future of the emerging drone market.


    Windwalker Group, a fast growing, Boston-based firm in risk management, physical/cyber security and professional services is seeking an innovative Senior Program Manager to assist in formally launching a state-based project that will lead to regulation and policy refinement on drone operations and autonomous airborne systems cybersecurity.  You will support a state agency in developing and promoting strategy for incorporating long-range UAS into state operations. The candidate will provide senior level support to the state's transportation agency. This will be a multiyear effort.


    Why should I apply?

    We are looking for an extraordinary manager who has diverse backgrounds and experiences, is inspired by our mission and ready to contribute to a fast-paced technology start up environment. You'll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work, and the people around you to the next level. You are a key on-site expert, for the customer, in this role resolving complex problems, planning and supporting mission, and integration.


    This role is highly visible, and critical to the overall project.  When it comes to your career, don't just wonder what the future holds - define it.


    What I will be doing?

    Take a leadership role in the following phases of the project:

    • Provide program management to emerging state project, including managing project budget and project controls encompassing cost, risk, schedule, requirements and quality performance
    • Ensure assigned projects are delivered on time and within budget and scope.
    • Promote project mission and achievement of projects to stakeholders including media, state department of transportation, state legislature, universities, military bases and federal agencies
    • Identify project risks and follow risk management procedure
    • Implement procedures in accordance with Project Management Plan
    • Facilitate internal transportation agency coordination
    • Perform project audits as required
    • Prepare scope of services as needed for procured services


    • Some expertise in the UAS domain, preferred, or general aviation experience
    • Experience in setting up a project office within a governmental agency
    • Excellent communications skills; ability to plan and conduct effective meetings. Ability to interact effectively and professionally with persons from diverse cultural, educational, socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and professional backgrounds
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
    • Experience in making public presentations
    • Ability to perform well under pressure and tight deadlines that can come with crisis situations
    • 10 years+ of relevant experience
    • Strong interest for Technology-related topics 
    • Ability to develop a good understanding of the Civil Drones policy issues, how they are linked and impact each other


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