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Senior Project Specialist

Senior Project Specialist

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Job Locations 
US-NM-Las Cruces
Regular Full-Time
Virgin Galactic

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Who we are


Virgin Galactic is on track to become the world’s first privately funded commercial space line. It is dedicated to becoming a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism with a longer term vision to develop other space technologies that have the potential to open space to significantly more people and users. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity that will ignite your passion for designing cool and innovative products, are exceptionally creative, are a great problem solver and can make things happen - apply today!


Position Summary


Virgin Galactic (VG) is seeking a Senior Project Specialist - Ultramain to support our commercial space operations department. The candidate must have a desire to learn something new, enthusiasm for the new space industry and be able to mix existing personal experience and qualifications into a demanding environment.


An ideal candidate should have work history that demonstrates their ability to successfully work in an environment that requires exceptional attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, have excellent computer skills, and can demonstrate excellent customer service and communication skills in a fast paced environment.


Your Mission




  • Perform Quality Control Testing of ULTRAMAIN (MRO/ERP/CMMS), validating ULTRAMAIN vendor deliveries to business expectations.
    • Develop system test plan and scripts with respect to Virgin Galactic current business processes.
    • Develop Project Team QC processes and plans
    • Ensure optimal performance for ULTRAMAIN and the interfaces to other integrated systems.
    • Develop and distribute Production System Status reports to Business Units, Project Team and Management.
  • Troubleshoot user reported ULTRAMAIN related issues and provide answers/directions as necessary.
  • Lead/Assist with requested business/software changes to ULTRAMAIN based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement).
  • Lead/Assist in managing the system configuration (Support Tables, Parameter settings) based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement).
  • Review/Create user application documentation, ULTRAMAIN Business flow diagrams, and other support documentation based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement).
  • Coordinate resources for new hire orientation and training of ULTRAMAIN.
  • Create and track ULTRAMAIN fault/change Work Orders in the USI system for prioritization and deliveries based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement)..
  • Lead/Assist Project Management in the implementation of ULTRAMAIN modules and ensuring the related business processes are effectively transferred to the respective business environments based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement).
  • Lead/Assist Project Management with scheduled enhancement releases and User-based training/requirements based on area of responsibility (Maintenance/Supply/Procurement).  
  • Lead/Assist in various sized ULTRAMAIN projects for PRODUCTION implementation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


What you bring


Basic Qualifications


  • Experience with software testing, quality control and implementation.
  • Experience with analysing complex ERP/Business issues and delivering appropriate solutions.
  • Understanding of Asset Management Systems (Maintenance / Supply / Procurement)
  • Must display maturity of action, judgment, and reliability.
  • Must be able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment and manage own time.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Extremely good people, communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Must have a valid passport and able to obtain a US driver’s license.
  • Willing to travel and be on-call.

Suggestions for Education/Certifications

  • High School Diploma required, minimum 2 years of college level education preferred, or industry experience.
  • Experience/Knowledge of ULTRAMAIN Software required. (Other ERP/CMMS Systems will be considered).

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience leading projects related to ULTRAMAIN or similar ERP/CMMS business functions.
  • Process Re-engineering / Business Process improvement strategy/project experience.
  • Project Management certification or successful completion of a recognized project management curriculum.
  • Aviation Asset Management Maintenance/Supply/Procurement Experience.
  • Accounting / Finance Experience.
  • ITAR Controls experience.


ITAR Requirements

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements


The Virgin Galactic organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation.  You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic.  Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door,” be a self-starter and possess a sense of humility.  You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility.  You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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