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Title- Operations Director
ALL CANDIDATES MUST HAVE AEROSPACE EXPERIENCE
Type- Contract
Duration- 1 year
ONSITE WORK
Location- Cape Canaveral, FL
if interested send updated resume wlawrence@nesc.com
As the Operations Director, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing the operational activities associated with the United States' space launch infrastructure. You will lead a team of professionals and collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure the safe, efficient, and successful execution of space launch operations. Key Responsibilities: 1. Operational Management: Develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and procedures to ensure the smooth and efficient operation. Oversee the scheduling, coordination, and execution of space launch activities, including launches, range safety operations, and tracking and telemetry services. Collaborate with government agencies, private aerospace companies, and international partners to ensure compliance with regulations, launch requirements, and range capabilities. Manage and allocate resources effectively, including personnel, equipment, and infrastructure, to support operational needs. 2. Range Safety and Mission Assurance: Maintain a strong commitment to safety and mission assurance by establishing rigorous protocols and standards for all launch operations. Ensure compliance with range safety regulations and procedures to mitigate risks and protect personnel, assets, and the environment. Lead incident response and investigation efforts, identifying root causes and implementing corrective actions to prevent future occurrences. Work closely with mission assurance teams to develop and enforce quality control measures, ensuring the reliability and success of launch operations. 3. Stakeholder Collaboration: Foster strong relationships with government agencies, aerospace companies, and international partners to coordinate and support space launch activities. Engage with range users, including commercial launch providers and government organizations, to understand their requirements and facilitate their operations. Represent the range in meetings, conferences, and working groups to advocate for its interests and promote collaboration within the space industry. Maintain open lines of communication with internal and external stakeholders, providing regular updates and addressing concerns. 4. Leadership and Team Management: Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to a diverse team of professionals, promoting a culture of excellence, teamwork, and continuous improvement. Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, encouraging innovation, professional development, and employee engagement. Set performance objectives, conduct regular evaluations, and provide feedback to ensure the team's effectiveness and individual growth. Promote a culture of safety and compliance, emphasizing the importance of adherence to regulations and best practices. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, physics, or a related field (advanced degree preferred). Extensive experience (typically 15+ years) in space launch operations, range management, or a related field. In-depth knowledge of launch range operations, including range safety, tracking, and telemetry systems. Familiarity with government regulations and procedures governing space launch activities. Strong leadership skills, with a proven track record of effectively managing teams and driving operational excellence. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Ability to work under pressure, make critical decisions, and prioritize tasks in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making abilities. U.S. citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Note: This job description is a general overview and may be subject to change based on the specific requirements of the position and the needs of the organization.



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