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Branch Head -Open Rank-ACL-Onsite

Submit Resume ID: 499534
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: System Engineering

Overview:

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry. GTRI's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry.   

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Project/Unit Description

GTRI’s Enterprise Knowledge Management and Assurance (EKMA) Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory seeks qualified candidates for the position of Project Support Branch Head. This position involves leadership of small teams, resource management and forecasting, coordination with the Albuquerque Branch and the Base Program Manager, and technical leadership to the program in the form of subject matter expertise in reviewing technical data, document digitization, and oversight of an operations help desk all related to Base Program execution. Qualified candidates will have experience in project leadership, resource management, and a technical background in systems engineering or material science in order to conduct subject matter expert duties such as authoring abstracts and reviewing technical documents. The Enterprise Knowledge Management and Assurance (EKMA) Division engages in research related to collection, retrieval, and preservation of trusted current and historical technical data and providing access to curated collections to customers who have a need to know.

Job Purpose

Lead multiple sponsored research projects. Manage Branch (7-15 FTE) administrative activities including hiring, appraisals and sponsored project success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Recognized SME in technical domain. Lead and/or contribute to white papers and proposals
  • Seek out and respond to opportunities for new research
  • Support presentations and travel to support new business development
  • Ensure that the branch is continuing to pursue new and novel research efforts through judicious use of internal R&D funding
  • Lead branch hiring activities including development of position vacancy announcements, resume reviews, interviews and onboarding
  • Determine branch hiring needs
  • Lead role on manpower planning for branch personnel
  • Conduct staff appraisals
  • Support Monthly Project Status Review meetings
  • Coordinate with division leadership as required
  • Lead branch hiring activities including development of position vacancy announcements, resume reviews, interviews and onboarding
  • Determine branch hiring needs
  • Lead role on manpower planning for branch personnel
  • Conduct staff appraisals
  • Support Monthly Project Status Review meetings.
  • Coordinate with division leadership as required

Additional Responsibilities

  • Leading and grow technical aspect of project portfolio
  • Leading small teams
  • Managing Personnel
  • Managing budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 14‐19 years of relevant work experience with BS (or related degree)
  • 12‐17 years of relevant work experience with MS (or related degree)
  • 9‐14 years of relevant work experience with PhD, 4‐8 years with MD
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS SCI Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Engineering background in materials science or systems engineering
  • Experience working with legacy programs across a broad technology spectrum and system integration.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts
  • Experience writing and contributing to proposals for program/business development
  • Project Management for research projects

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 14 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, Program Management
  • 12 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, Program Management
  • 9 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, Program Management
  • 4 years with an M.D. in Systems Engineering, Materials Engineering/Science, Program Management

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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