Project Manager, Engineering

Req ID:  33950
Travel:  Less than 30%

Chicago, IL, US, 60606

Education:  Four-year college degree
Experience:  At least 5 years of experience required
Equivalency:  Combination of education & experience considered


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Vets and Disabled



Your role in helping us shape the future:

You will play a vital role leading Engineering Project Management (EPM) activities for Intelsat’s Hardware Engineering Department. The experience you bring will ensure the successful design & development of technical projects and Intelsat’s continued market leading performance through sustainment activities.

Your projects will include innovative and industry leading Satellite Communication inflight and entertainment systems.

Are you up to the challenge?

  • Lead the Hardware Engineering development process and contributing to engineering discussions and decision making
  • Ensure all project plans are up-to-date and complete with respect to schedule, cost, and performance/status
  • Be proactive when developing contingency plans for potential risk and identifying contingency plan deployment criteria to resolve potential problems
  • Managing vendors and service providers to propose and establish the suitability of hardware and/or network architectures to satisfy service requirements
  • Conduct regular cross-functional integrated project team meetings to review and update project logistics, schedule, and objectives
  • Lead discussions with project participants and stakeholders on significant future improvements or changes (lessons learned/best practices)


Can you drive these processes?

  • Lead mid-life cycle pre-planned product initiatives, production sustaining activities, and new capability introductions


You should definitely have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more; Hardware Development, RF, Antennas, Satellite Communications, MODEMs, Antenna Theory, EPM/TPM, Systems Engineering
  • Demonstrated application of integrated project management, technical consistent processes, risk management, and product development (leading groups of varying disciplines)
  • Extensive knowledge of project management theory, concepts, theory of constraints, critical path methodology, project risk management, and project scope management
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and must be capable of representing Intelsat to vendors and customers



It would be nice if you had:

  • MS, MBA or PMP Certification
  • Knowledge of aviation standards and testing (e.g., ARINC and DO160)
  • Experience with Agile development methodology and JIRA


What it’s like to work with us:

Intelsat is connecting the world and transforming the satellite landscape by reaching beyond the traditional satellite industry. We are defining new products that will open new, profitable markets. To help us reach this goal, you should be a bold thinker who will perform a key role in shaping Intelsat innovation for years to come.

•           We emphasize personal and professional growth

•           Awesome benefits including PTO, medical, tuition reimbursement, and training

•           Fun, diverse, and inclusive culture

About Us:

We’re Intelsat Inflight, the inflight internet company. We believe the internet should do everything it does on the ground, in the sky. Our worldwide inflight Wi-Fi services have made internet and video entertainment a regular part of flying. We are a diverse and mission-minded group of professionals all working together in extraordinary harmony. We connect the aviation industry and air travelers with innovative technology and applications, and we do it all in a high-energy environment that welcomes the next challenge. Be prepared to join a performance-obsessed team that is passionate about bringing the internet to every device, every flight, everywhere.


Other Job Info:

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  • These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job.
  • Company description: Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. We enable providers of media, telecom and government services to deliver information and entertainment to people at home, in the office or on the move. On a day-to-day basis, Intelsat supplies video, data and voice connectivity in approximately 200 countries and territories for approximately 1,800 customers, many of which Intelsat has had relationships with for over 30 years. Some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations hallmark Intelsat’s customer base. Customers access capacity through extensive service offerings, which include transponder services, hybrid managed services combining satellite capacity and terrestrial facilities, and channel services.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago