The Spaceship Company (TSC) is Virgin Galactic’s wholly owned space-system manufacturing organization. Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 350 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.
TSC and the greater Virgin Organization have 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 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.
Who You Are
As a Project Specialist you will provide professional and proactive mission-oriented project and support to the TSC Operations team in the Mojave, CA facility. You will support staff and members on special projects from the standpoint of operations, training, and support documentation development. Allocating resources, creating schedules, managing daily operations will be essential to the role. You must be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot all project issues in a timely manner.
It will be key to become versed and aware of all resources utilized within each project to ensure accurate results. Ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to apply working knowledge of general analytical tools, communicate effectively by written and verbal means, and integrate the contributions of others. Being able to effectively manage multiple tasks and timelines is essential. You must be able to work well independently as well as a key player within a team.
Education and Experience. Preferably have a BS/BA with 3+ years in project support specialist/ executive administrative setting, ideally in aerospace or manufacturing. Experience in a start-up organization or a highly unique cultural environment. Applicants must be U.S. persons as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15).
Physical and/or Additional Requirements
The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company 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.