Project Planner at Anduril Industries | Powderkeg

Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Business Operations

Anduril is a defense technology company, bringing Silicon Valley talent and funding to the defense sector. Our technology helps our customers solve their toughest challenges by enabling them to make better, more informed decisions in the life-and-death situations. We’ve assembled a diverse team of experts in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor fusion, optics, and data analysis that are creating software and hardware solutions to radically evolve the capabilities of the United States and our allies. If you are passionate about solving problems that have real impact, come join Anduril and build the future of defense!


  • This role will own the end-to-end test coordination process across all of our programs and multiple test sites. In doing so, this role will interact heavily with various internal stakeholders, such as hardware product managers, program managers, test engineers, EH&S, and facilities operations, as well as external stakeholders such as test range project managers, air space coordinators, frequency coordinators, site directors, and military groups.
  • Establish and manage an in-take process for test event requirements.
  • Test events come in all sizes and levels of complexity: short daily exercises with light on-the-ground support required to large multi-week training exercises involving multiple support and engineering teams. This role will work with stakeholders to schedule test events and ensure that resources, equipment, documentation, and communications are all being handled effectively to guarantee a successful test event.
  • Maintain and communicate a comprehensive schedule of test events across all of Anduril’s internal and external test ranges.
  • Support the internal test range website pages where in-take process, range capabilities overviews, safety protocols, personnel policies, operations manuals, and additional documentation is maintained.
  • Support the T&E Manager in test evaluation and approval processes, documentation, communication with internal and external test range personnel, analysis, process and change management, and resource allocation.
  • Maintain roster of test range relationships, both internal and external, so that Anduril has a broad reach and capability for testing.
  • Travel: 25-50% between internal test ranges (like California, Nevada, Oregon) and external partners (like Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Florida).


  • Aptitude to quickly learn and be involved in how cUAS, UAS, or other autonomous flight test programs operate
  • Project management experience in technical fields
  • Expertise in business systems: AirTable, Microsoft Office Suite, Asana, etc
  • BS degree or high school diploma with 5 years of relevant experience


  • Experience working with DoD or DoE test ranges to coordinate flight tests

As an employee at a growing startup you will be given broad leeway to solve problems with the resources needed to win! Anduril is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you are someone passionate to work on problems that matter, we’d love to hear from you!

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Project Planner
  • Company
    Anduril Industries
  • Location
    Irvine, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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