The PSCA Spaceport Manager is responsible to provide senior management of all spaceport facility operations and coordination of site staff to support launch operations. The role is similar to an Airport Manager at a traditional airport. The PSCA Spaceport Manager oversees operations of all spaceport departments and the role is multi-faceted and vital to space launch safety. A successful candidate will apply airport management best practices to the emerging sector of commercial spaceports. Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the spaceport within the authority vested through the spaceport owner and in compliance with FAA CFR Title 14, Chapter III, Parts 400 to 600. Directs and supervises assigned spaceport facilities, engineering, maintenance, logistics, and custodial staff. Supports the administrative and technical requirements to ensure employees have sufficient resources to perform assigned duties. Manages all budget, fiscal, audit and capital functions in coordination with company requirements.
Experience in managing airport or spaceport operations, including relevant engineering activities and/or facilities.
Minimum ten years’ professional experience in the aerospace sector.
Proven track-record of managing formal and ad-hoc teams with strong leadership qualities, outcomes-based focus, open team environment, and culturally-diverse employee base of full-time, part-time and contract employees.
Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills.
Willing and able to work extended hours, overtime, and on weekends, as required.
Ability to multi-task in a very dynamic and complex aerospace environment.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).
About Alaska Aerospace
Alaska Aerospace (AAC) is a public corporation of the State of Alaska headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska that operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) located on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Alaska Aerospace was created to take the lead in the development of the aerospace industry in Alaska and has conducted nineteen launches from PSCA since first becoming operational in 1998