Engineering Project Manager Project Coordinator

Penn State University

Reston, VA
Campus City:
Reston, VA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Exempt
  • 03 – L – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Research Transition and Integration Center
Full/Part Time:


The Research Transition and Integration Center (RTIC) of The Communications, Information and Navigation Office (CINO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking an energetic and experienced Project Coordinator to join our team. RTIC, located in Reston, VA, injects applied research and technology innovations into every aspect of CINO’s mission. The role requires an extremely organized individual who displays a high level of professionalism and the ability to perform a wide variety of project, research, and project management functions in a demanding and exciting team-oriented environment. Project duties include but are not limited to: develop executive-level presentations, and white papers; coordinate involvement in hire searches and evaluations; establish and assign schedules, priorities, processes and procedures, and goals; support hiring, training, and evaluations; provide procurement and financial support; interact regularly with project sponsors and stakeholders, project and program teams; develop appropriate project management strategies for implementing requirements across a broad range of tasks and initiatives; lead project management activities such as communicating with principle investigators, resource managers, project engineers, etc. in order to track project cost and schedule milestones; facilitate and lead the creation of project budgets, work breakdowns, rough order estimates, task prioritization, and integration plans with principle investigators and program managers; prepare reports and other associated project and/or program documentation; serve as liaison with programs and various other organizations/groups to disseminate appropriate informational; recommend, plan, and schedule training to prepare for and execute project tasks; facilitate and participate in the planning process and provide input for decisions affecting specialized task/project execution; and provide input and participate in strategy planning processes and decisions. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Prior experience in project management/coordination, budget analysis, and work breakdowns preferred. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, organized with attention to detail and accuracy, and possess the ability to prioritize tasks. Proficiency is required in standard computer applications and programs, email, calendaring and file management. The successful candidate must be able to exercise discretion and use excellent judgement while managing confidential information. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088