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Project Manager




The project manager shall ensure PMD processes are actively used in the management of the construction of a covered sports facility at the On Site Facility of the Joint ALMA Observatory in San Pedro de Atacama, project which is expected to last between 12 and 18 months.


The project manager will be responsible for defining, planning, tracking and managing the assigned project to successful completion, evaluating and down-selecting design options based on engineering criteria and stakeholder input. S/he will analyze risks, establish contingency plans, identify trigger events and have responsibility for initiating mitigating action.





Reporting to the NA Director Program Management Department (PMD) / Assistant Director NRAO Chile, the Project Manager is in charge of:      

·      Project initiation and planning. Development of scope (technical performance of the project including reading blueprints and interpreting specifications), schedule, budget.

·      Execution and closing of the project. Direct and manage civil engineering and other disciplines to successfully deliver a validated scope, within budget and on schedule.

·      Monitoring and control of project. Continuous monitoring of all facets of the project (budget, schedule, etc.). Keep accurate project records and financials. Ensure timely issue resolution, change control, and final close-out of project.

·      Stakeholder management. Develop and maintain effective relationships with vendors, subcontractors and owners. Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies. Build relationships with project team. Develop, complete, and comprehend project schedules procurement. Coordinate all sub-contractor activity.





  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management or architecture;
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or higher certification from the Project Management Institute;
  • Proven experience in working with construction and civil engineering disciplines: heavy civil, site, landscape and design build experience;
  • Eight to ten years prior experience in the construction industry;
  • Experience leading successful construction project in Chile is preferred;

·      Demonstrated competency in project management skills,  interpersonal relations and negotiation skills;

  • Written and oral communications; fully bilingual in English and Spanish.





This position is based in the NRAO/AUI Office in Santiago. Frequent travel to the ALMA Observatory in the Antofagasta Region, close to San Pedro de Atacama is required. Must be medically qualified for light duty at high altitude (2,900 meters).


Candidates are invited to submit the following information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than March 19th 2017:       

1.     Resume in English.

2.     Explanatory cover letter indicating how you comply with the job requirements.

3.     The names and information of three professional references.

4.     Monthly gross salary expectations.