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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Project Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Program Management Office (PMO) supports advanced technology planning and execution Laboratory-wide through a rigorous balance of technical and management capabilities. The PMO accomplishes this through the development of a highly skilled pool of program managers and by providing direct support to the Laboratory’s most complex prototyping efforts. The PMO also implements program management best practices tailored for the dynamic research and development environment. The PMO provides standard, scalable approaches to program management functions and provides independent assessments and recommendations for improved program execution.

Position Summary:

The Project Manager will be responsible for a variety of detailed project management, financial, and administrative activities involved in overseeing a small to medium federated program or several major subcontract efforts for a complex program, typically under the guidance of an Associate Program Manager. These programs involve building and operating hardware prototypes utilizing advanced technologies. Must be capable of understanding and discussing the technical basis and the basic design/fabrication risks involved.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work closely with an Associate Program Manager to develop schedules and budgets for their assigned efforts

  • Track milestone completion, analyze financial performance, and maintain master schedules

  • Coordinate procurement activities; support the development of procurement documentation and aid in source selections as required

  • For major subcontract efforts, the candidate will review subcontractor performance versus plan and update the Associate Program Manager regarding impact to overall effort

  • Track milestone completion, maintain giver/receiver lists, authorize milestone payments, and collaborate with technical team and Contracting Services Department to resolve issues as required

  • Coordinate closely with Associate Program Manager to report status both internally and to Sponsor organization

  • Assist in other special assignments, as required, including the development of tools and procedures for program management, program metrics tracking, risk assessment, requirements tracking, financial reporting, cost estimating, property administration, and personnel logistics


  • BS degree in Engineering, Physics or related field required. MS in Engineering, Physics or related preferred

  • An MBA, PMP, or equivalent experience preferred

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in engineering or technology development required

  • Demonstrated experience in small project/schedule management or engineering commensurate with the position

  • Demonstrated capabilities in presenting ideas written and orally within a cross-functional environment required

  • Possible moderate travel required

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government clearance

    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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