Project Leader – Robotics

Carnegie Mellon University


Posted: 03-Dec-23

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 2020928

Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is searching for a Project Leader to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.

The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics field. The facility includes approximately 100,000 square feet at the main Pittsburgh campus, another 100,000 square feet at the National Robotics Engineering Center in Lawrenceville and growing.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for Project Management activities for moderately complex projects including: managing Project Work statements, Work Plans, and other customer contract documents; preparing reports with information gathered from a variety of internal and external sources; identifying variances and working with other departments and external stakeholders to ensure a coordinated effort.

  • Assists in the daily coordination of projects.

  • Communicates with internal and external clients.

  • Performs administrative tasks such as arranging meetings, developing agendas, and preparing progress reports identifying variances to ensure coordinated efforts.

  • Prepares and maintains Project Works Statements and other customer contract documents.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Robotics Institute. Inclusion, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business or business administration or related field

  • 1-3 years of related experience

  • Well-developed interpersonal skill and technical skills

  • Or a combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated.


PMP – Project Management Professional – PMI – Project Management Institution


  • Successful background check

Joining the CMU team opens the door to an array of exceptional benefits, available to all full-time Carnegie Mellon University employees. Experience the full spectrum of advantages, from comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance to enticing retirement savings programs. Unlock your potential with tuition benefits, and take well-deserved breaks with generous paid time off and holidays. Rest easy knowing you’re covered by life and accidental death and disability insurance. For a comprehensive overview of the benefits awaiting you, explore: .

At Carnegie Mellon, we value the whole package when extending offers of employment. Beyond just credentials, we consider the role & responsibilities, your invaluable work experience, and the knowledge gained through education and training. We acknowledge and appreciate your unique key skills and the diverse perspectives you bring. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive work environment means we also account for geographic differentials. Your journey with us is about more than just a job; it is about finding the perfect fit for your professional growth and personal aspirations.

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Program, Project and Operations Management

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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