Bright is seeking a dynamic and motivated engineering leader, or engineer with leadership ambitions, to support its operations with project management, project proposal development, project plan development, production management, project monitoring and control, budget management, and project and production performance analysis serving as the Senior Operations Manager for Bright Ceramic Technologies. This position fulfills a critical role to drive project and production planning and execution. This role has the potential for significant career advancement, initially reporting to the Operations Director, but with the possibility to move into more senior leadership over time. 

The candidate will contribute to and lead project management activities including project planning and execution, budget estimation, risk management, product production and deliverable coordination. The ideal candidate is comfortable coordinating engineering and production technician teams to plan and execute assigned projects for product production on time and on budget. He or she will own process discipline, documentation, and tracking of all regular project meetings and reviews, reporting, key metrics, and overall performance. The role requires a person who is comfortable communicating at all levels of the organization and to the customer and external stakeholders to manage resource and deliverable tradeoffs, ensure visibility, and drive accountability. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 

•Assist the Operations Director in all activities regarding Bright business operations. 

•Coordinate the engineering team and production technicians to develop and manage assigned production projects on time and within budget. 

•Own Bright’s project planning, proposal pricing development, project accounting, and associated project management processes. 

•Own process discipline, documentation, and tracking of key metrics, and overall performance. 

•Conduct project performance reviews and create recommendations to identify potential processes changes for correction or improvement. 

•Develop and encourage use of standardized processes and procedures across the organization. 

•Analyze and assimilate project performance indicators to forecast future performance. 

•Train and motivate production technicians to influence them to take positive action and accountability for their production skill set. 

•Act in close partnership with the Research and Development engineering team to understand, integrate, and manifest new and improved products, processes, and procedures into Bright production operations. 


•An ideal candidate would have a combination of the following attributes: 

•Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering preferred. MBA helpful but not required. 

•Familiarity and experience with project management methodologies and principles; PMP or equivalent certification preferred. 

•Government project management experience a plus. 

•Leadership – must be a strategic thinker able to convert innovative product ideas to practical production solutions. 

•Teamwork – must be able to coordinate and guide the engineering team and production technicians to meet production objectives. 

•Ability to influence others – must be very skilled and comfortable informing and leading others to action on key initiatives. 

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation skills. 

•Experience with the Department of Defense or Military Service acquisition or operations a plus. 

•Either currently have or possess the ability to gain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. 

To apply, send cover letter and resume to: 

About Bright Ceramic Technologies Inc.:

Bright Ceramic Technologies is an advanced materials company that was recently founded to commercialize a unique technology platform. We develop and manufacture cutting-edge components and systems in our facility in Palo Alto, California. Bright is a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.

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