Project Manager-Construction (Intern)

Work Schedule
Appointment Type
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport - Wallops Island, VA
Non-exempt Temporary, Intern


General Description

A project-oriented management position that oversees and coordinates VCSFA projects that include construction projects for the expansion, improvement, and major modifications to MARS infrastructure, launch vehicle and spacecraft integration with the MARS infrastructure, and beginning to end process of coordination of permits and approvals for assigned projects.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsible to the Assigned Supervisor. for overall project management related to cost, schedule, and performance of assigned projects.  
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable licenses, regulations, and directives in the conduct of assigned projects.  
  • Position requires a strong, technically orientated construction and operations management background focusing on space launch vehicles/spacecraft and space launch ground systems.  
  • Works directly with the customer, support contractors, and VCSFA technical and management staff in a team environment to ensure the delivery of projects on-time, within cost budgets, and quality and performance requirements.
  • Performs as the main point of contact for inter-launch range and launch customer interactions coordinating timely responses to customer needs and requests for assistance with the launch vehicle and spacecraft processing and integration.
  • Assists with managing, coordinating, and overseeing projects for expanding, improving, and modifying MARS infrastructure.
  • Generate project activity schedules, track activity progress against schedule, develop cost budgets for projects, track project costs, ensure performance and quality metrics are met, and provide reports to the Assigned Supervisor.
  • Manage and coordinate obtaining all required permits and approvals for the conduct of assigned projects and ensure compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and directives in conducting those projects.
  • Conduct frequent field inspections and reviews of project activities to assess conformance with design and operational requirements and to identify deficiencies.  Make formal reports of findings for inspections and reviews to the Assigned Supervisor.
  • Responsible for the completion of assigned projects safely and efficiently within the allocated budget/schedule in accordance with VCSFA/MARS safety, quality assurance, cleanliness, and certification policies and requirements.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

General Education

Current enrollment in an associate or bachelor’s degree program from an accredited college or university with major studies in project management, public administration, business, engineering, or science.

Job-Related Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below represent the required knowledge, skill, and/or ability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to develop and present PowerPoint presentations on projects.
  • Must maintain mental clarity and efficiency in work in a stressful aerospace/ construction environment.
  • Must work well with demanding customers to deliver confidence and promote long-term business relationships.
  • Must understand, follow, and promote OSHA safety guidelines in the workplace.  
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and secure reliable transportation to the Authority’s Norfolk Office to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Offices and Virginia’s Eastern Shore facilities.
  • Must maintain secured access to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport and supporting facilities.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have experience with project scheduling techniques, including Microsoft Project or equivalent software.  
  • Position requires knowledge of construction and facilities practices and principles.


Not Applicable

Licenses, etc.

Valid driver's license is necessary while operating a vehicle while on agency business.

Conditions of Employment


Applying advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or business community members.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing; work effectively with other agency staff and vendors; manage multiple tasks; consistently meet deadlines; participate in short- and long-range planning for the agency in Information Technology – Networking, and Security.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.  

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is frequently exposed to the risk of radiation and vibration.  

The work environment involves significant risks with exposure to potentially dangerous or extremely adverse conditions which require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., fieldwork on launch pads, near high-pressure and cryogenic systems, and near extremely energetic materials.

The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather); working near moving mechanical parts; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold (non-weather), and extreme heat (non-weather).

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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Additional Postion Details

Open and Close Dates
March 30, 2023 - May 22, 2023
Remote Job
Telework Eligible
Travel Required
Travel to and from VCSFA properties and occasional other travel
Security Clearance
Local, State & Federal Background Check
Pre-Employment Drug Test
Background Check