The most important thing we build is trust

US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
18 Oct 2017



Cobham is seeking a Configuration / Data Management Coordinator to support and maintain the configuration and data management processes and systems under the supervision of the Drafting Manager.  Perform various Document Control activities related to Engineering, Program and Project technical data and configuration management.  Review, provide advice and support the configuration and data management processes to ensure all regulatory, quality and internal company requirements are adhered to for documentation in a defense electronics design and manufacturing company.  Maintain and control data integrity within an Agile PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system.


JOB SUMMARY (Essential Responsibilities & duties):


Under supervision, provides data management (DM) support for multiple programs and projects including, but not limited to, the duties listed below:

  • Process contractual deliverables and related activities, maintaining on-time delivery record. The tasks may include notifications to the stake holders, coordination of the delivery of activities between internal and external data management systems, monitoring the deliverable process, updates and maintaining CDRL and SDRL status reports

  • Process non-deliverable data requests

  • Supports data management workflow approval processes

  • Provide data marking guidance from contractual, legal and internal organizational requirements guidance to the user community for contract data deliverables and deliverable data

  • Maintain the CDRL delivery matrix, identifying authors, approvers, reviewers, delivery schedule and frequency, stakeholder notifications set-back information, etc.

  • Maintain CDRL supporting data, internal approval records, submission and acceptance records. Develop contract deliverables reports

  • Prepares data management procedures and work instructions in support of the program management plan

  • Support program meetings and provide inputs and requirements for metadata information

  • Maintain the program data environment, perform records management tasks in compliance with organizational records retention policies

  • Manage accounts and permissions to the program data environment

  • Provides data management support to program management and engineering management activities and events

  • Support the delivery of the technical data package (TDP) and maintenance of the TDP elements

  • Support ISO,ANSI, ASME, customer, quality and corporate audits

  • Attend and actively participates in program or project specific huddles and various meetings as they relate to configuration management

  • Coordinate departmental and functional meetings for training on configuration management and user training within the Agile PLM system



  • Has worked on problems of a diverse scope associated with the configuration and data management of unique custom assemblies.

  • The ability to resolve configuration management and data management issues with solutions that comply with all internal and external requirements.

  • Is detail oriented.

  • The ability to communicate clearly

  • The ability to multitask.  Good time management skill

  • The ability to remain engaged, proactive and positive even under difficult and stressful circumstances

  • Owns all assignments and is fully accountable for their success.

  • Aligns actions, behaviors and conversations to bring out the best in others and recognize the value in every person’s contributions.



MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)


  • Must be able to obtain a US Government Security clearance.  An active clearance is a plus.

  • A strong understanding of the fundamentals of configuration and data management

  • An Associate Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A Bachelor’s Degree is a plus.  Formal training in Configuration Data Management is preferred.

  • 5 or more years of relevant configuration and data management experience

  • Knowledge of some of the following standards

    • EIA-649B Configuration Management

    • ANSI/GEIA-859: Data Management

    • ASME Y14.100 and MIL-STD-100 along with various ASME specifications referenced within these standards.

    • ISO 10007 Guidelines for Configuration Management

    • AS91000 requirements associated with configuration and data management

    • CMMI processes and methods

  • The ability to read and interpret government/industry standards and specifications

  • The ability to read and interpret engineering documents, drawings and BOM’s (Bill of Materials) for the purposes of configuration and data management

  • An understanding of engineering change order effectivity and implementation methods

  • An understanding of the various classifications of engineering changes.

  • Broad understanding of DOD contract artifacts such as the SOW, contract attachments, CDRLs, SDRLs, DIDs, categories of technical data, non-technical program data, etc.

  • Experience with an Agile PLM is highly desirable, along with a strong knowledge of objects and workflows.

  • A strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software and databases

  • Experience with CAD applications.  SolidWorks and AutoCAD experience is preferred.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability to speak effectively before groups of employees and customers.

  • Familiarity with an SAP or equivalent ERP system


Cobham's values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us from our launch in 1934 by Sir Alan Cobham, an aviation innovator, to becoming a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. And it’s the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

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