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Virgin Orbit, LLC Sr Manager, Facilities in Long Beach, California

Long Beach, CA



At Virgin Orbit, we launch the small satellite revolution, accessing space for missions that were previously unimaginable and fostering new ideas and technologies to create a truly spacefaring civilization. We deliver Virgin’s legendary customer service by pairing technological advancements with a clear focus on our customers’ needs. We build a workplace and a workforce for the future, knowing that our decisions and investments of today will launch the industries of tomorrow. We engage a diverse and inclusive community of dreamers and achievers in a shared mission to access space to improve life on Earth. At Virgin Orbit, we boost imagination. Search all of our job openings on our career portal.

Position Summary

Virgin Orbit (VO) is seeking a new member for our team to serve as Sr Manager, Facilities . If you join us in this position, you will assist in developing the overall facilities global strategy for the LauncherOne small satellite launch program. This role is for a hands-on person with great attention to detail and excellent people skills. This is a full-time position at our rocket factory in beautiful Long Beach, California.

• Own the Global Facilities Strategy

• Ensure facility operations in Long Beach, Mojave, and abroad are in alignment with program goals

• Point person for lease negotiations and landlord relationships

• Regularly update leadership with Real Estate Feasibility Studies

• Construction planning through design and development

• Responsible for all machine maintenance and reporting

• Direct the strategy of company Access Control and Surveillance Systems

• Develop and manage the Physical Security Program

• Directly manage 9 reports and half dozen subcontractors

• Must be able to operate company vehicles and/or equipment

• Help Virgin Orbit do our part to make the world a better place

• Constantly learn new things—and share them with your team members

• Performs other duties as assigned

If you want to join us, you’d better have all of these…

• Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field

• 10+ years experience

• Real Estate Development background

• Ability and willingness to communicate within all levels of the organization

• Familiarity with collaboration software for project management, operations, and preventative maintenance

• Firsthand experience working with Security Contractors and Security System Integrators

• Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment

• Driven, highly motivated, and committed to improvement

• Ability to add something unique and positive to our team

• Generally high level of all-around awesomeness

• Must be able to work all shifts and available for overtime as well as weekends when needed

• Must be able to stand for extended periods – 8 hours minimum

• Must be able to stoop, bend, crawl, and being able to maneuver in tight spaces

• Physically able to handle items weighing up to 25lbs (unassisted)

• Valid CA driver’s license required with clean driving record

… and you should probably have a bunch of these, too

• Experience developing new policies and procedures • Willing to travel every two weeks to Mojave Test Site • Deep love for ERP systems

ITAR Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

Personal Requirements

Our idea of a happy life: build rockets, work with brilliant people, serve purposeful customers, and open access to space. Sir Richard Branson’s belief is “If you get the perfect mix of people working for your company, you have a far greater chance of success.” From the very start, we have placed top priority on growing and fostering a team of creative, diverse, and talented women and men. In the words of Sir Richard Branson “We believe it’s better to have a hole in your team than an asshole in your team!”

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Virgin Orbit is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Orbit is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

iCIMS Req Number: 2021-6037

FLSA Status: Exempt

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Street: 4022 East Conant Street