The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile under cooperative agreements with the National Science Foundation.
Under construction in Chile, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4-meter telescope. This large-aperture, wide-
field, ground-based telescope will survey half of the sky every few nights in six optical bands with its 3.2 gigapixel camera.
It will explore a wide range of astrophysical questions, including probing the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and following the evolution of rapidly changing objects such as exploding supernovae, potentially hazardous near-
Earth asteroids, and distant Kuiper Belt Objects.
The LSST Project is seeking a Deputy Project Manager who assists the LSST Project Manager with executing the Project within budget and schedule and helps to ensure the technical direction of the Project will meet all established requirements.
The Deputy Project Manager serves in place of the Project Manager when the latter is unavailable and takes a lead role in representing the Project Manager in Chile.
Works closely with the Project teams working in Chile to ensure coordination within LSST, to ensure coordination with local groups in Chile and takes the lead in oversite of the LSST Chilean Project Office.
reports directly to the LSST Project Manager providing status on a regular basis; and ensures good communications between LSST Groups functioning in Chile.
Essential Functions :
Project integration management to ensure that the various project elements working in Chile are effectively coordinated.Project scope management to ensure that the required work in Chile is executed to the established plans.
Project cost management to identify needed resources and maintain budget control of the Chile Project Office.Project quality management to ensure functional requirements are met.
Project human resource management to effectively employ project personnel in Chile.Project communications management to ensure effective communications between the Project Office and LSST groups functioning in Chile.
Project risk management to analyze and mitigate potential risks present at the base and summit sites.Project safety management to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
Working with subsystem activity Managers, Oversees the technical coordination of System Integration.
Approves funding within the plan and established limits.
This responsibility includes reporting any known missing, stolen, or non-working property in their work area to their supervisor or the AURA Property Officer.
Required Education / Experience / Skills / Abilities :
Physical Demands :
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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