Posting Summary: The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia's School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks a highly motivated individual to join its dynamic research team as an Operations Manager for the Center for Applied Biomechanics (www.centerforappliedbiomechanics.org).
The Center for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) is a multi-disciplinary research center with over 50 researchers, staff and students. Research activities are conducted at several locations, both on and off grounds with the main lab facility located in the UVa Research Park. The Operations Manager oversees the operation of the CAB's physical facilities as well as the administrative, human resources, financial, and technical operations. The position is responsible to ensure that all research projects are completed safely and efficiently, meeting all deadlines. The Operations Manager will develop and implement operational plans that effectively and efficiently utilize current laboratory resources, project future needs, and help to develop and implement improvement plans all in support of the CAB's research mission.
The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in business, finance, engineering, science, or equivalent degree with a minimum of seven years of demonstrated management experience. The qualified candidate will act as liaison between the center and university support services. He/she must have superior written and communication skills. Experience in a lab setting with managing multiple teams, project budget development and project management is preferred.
To apply visithttps://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0620705. Complete a Staff Application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
The posting will remain open until filled.
Questions may be directed to Anne Justis Lesko, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, UVa Engineering, email@example.com.
The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Engineering, Science, Management, Business, or equivalent degree
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: Not a Requirement
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Extensive - 7 years plus
Required Specific Experience: Management/supervisory experience for a large group (>40 person) group.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Technical management experience or management of a research laboratory
Preferred License or Certification: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of administrative, fiscal, managerial and planning principals. Supervisory experience of professional, administrative and/or technical personnel is essential. The position requires superior organization, team building, and conflict resolution skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The person should be self-directed with an ability to delegate authority and have the ability to prioritize work, and direct and schedule multiple complex programs and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.