The Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) provides policy direction, oversight, and assessment for the NASA engineering and program management communities and serves as principal adviser to the NASA Administrator and other senior officials on matters pertaining to the technical readiness and execution of NASA programs and projects. The Deputy for Management, Office of the Chief Engineer, reports directly to the Chief Engineer and is located at NASA Headquarters.
- As Deputy for Management, the incumbent is responsible to the Chief Engineer for the general management of the Office of the Chief Engineer, including all resource, operational, and administrative activities.
- Plans, coordinates, and evaluates activities concerned with the Office of the Chief Engineer strategic planning, policy, resources, human resources, and management.
- Provides leadership in the development and implementation of both long and short-range plans necessary to achieve Agency and Office of the Chief Engineer goals and objectives, including the definition of performance targets and goals.
- Develops policy options and identifies crosscutting themes for Chief Engineer programs to convey and communicate the importance/relevance of these programs both domestically to the Administration, the public, U.S. Congress, and internationally.
- Advises the Chief Engineer on strategies that will advocate OCE programs and budget to the Congress, the Administration, other agencies including the Office of the Inspector General, the General Accounting Office, private industry, and the public.
- Oversees the Office of the Chief Engineer budget strategy, development, and execution as part of an integrated budget. Recommends allocations for program funding, facilities, and human resources.
Occasional travel – Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties