Project Specialist II

Updated: about 3 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Project Specialist II

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Hypersonics

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?


Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description

Purpose:


The Project Specialist II will provide intermediate project management support for the University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics.



Responsibilities:

  • Review research proposals and budgets and monitor post-award spending on all contracts. Ensures key personnel commitments on all awarded projects have been met and all spending is within the project guidelines.
  • Performs intermediate project development, disseminates project information, and participates actively in project-related work groups. Provides recommendations to achieve project goals.
  • Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates projects and submissions under the consortium.
  • Monitors project budgets and prepares budget revisions as necessary. May manage the budget for small to medium projects or components of large programs under the direction of the unit director.
  • Coordinates project activities, collaborates with project team members, assists in developing measurable project goals and objectives, and monitors progress toward achievement.
  • Prepares documents for key project decisions and collaborates with team members to develop workflows.
  • Writes and disseminates work plans and project documents, including procedures, proposals, progress reports, and presentations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Maintains attention to detail and utilizes sound judgment.

About The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics

The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) is an inclusive, collaborative network of universities working with government, industry, national laboratories, federally funded research centers, and existing university affiliated research centers. It aims to deliver the innovation and workforce needed to advance modern hypersonic flight systems in support of national defense.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance https://engineering.tamu.edu/information/esac/educational-assistance-programs.html
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.  

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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