Southwest Research Institute PROGRAM MANAGER - R&D - MARINE STRUCTURES AND ENGINEERING in San Antonio, Texas

Job Summary:

The Program Manager will be responsible for business development, proposing, and winning projects that maintain high utilization of multiple technical and engineering staff members in the section. Support Section/Department/Division Management in organizational planning, operational management, and facilities sustainment activities. The Program Manager will also handle team building, staff mentoring, and leading project teams. Additional responsibilities include: propose, win and, successfully complete large complex projects. Manage all aspects of the project (i.e. resource planning, costing, scheduling, purchasing of requisite material, engineering, technical work, and reporting); participate in section strategic planning meetings; interview prospective new staff members for the section.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline with at least a 3.0. Those with a Graduate Degree in Business and a background in the technical fields related to structural/mechanical engineering may be considered. Those with a Science related Graduate degree may be considered with related work experience. Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in a structural/mechanical technical field, experience marketing and managing engineering, or technical, projects, and managing staff (engineers or technical staff). Must have 3 years of experience in Oil/Gas, Marine, Maritime, large Construction, or Government projects. Requires strong writing and verbal communication skills. Must be willing to demonstrate a high work ethic and be entrepreneurial in nature; willing and ready to take responsibility for financial and technical success of the MS&E; section. Experience with large scale structural testing/and or data acquisition, large fabrication projects, and involvement in military project management of large fabrication/construction projects is a plus. Professional Engineering (PE) license and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) designations are preferred. A valid/clear driver's license is required

Special Considerations:

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Job code: 18-01086

Job Locations: San Antonio, Texas