Cobham

 

 
Location
US-Pennsylvania-Lansdale
Date Posted
16 Apr 2019



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We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in spanning defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Cobham’s Integrated Electronic Solutions’ (IES) Lansdale, PA business is a leading supplier of integrated RF solutions and high power, solid state broadband transmitters for EW and Radar applications and antennas and precision positioners both for standalone aperture and positioner requirements as well as integrated sensor systems across many high performance applications.  The Lansdale business is experiencing exciting growth and is recruiting an Engineering Scheduler to perform scheduling and resource loading analysis to support program execution and resource forecasting across all engineering functions through the entire product lifecycle. The engineering team is very strong, encompassing over 100 engineering professionals including systems, software, RF, power amplifier, antenna, mechanical, reliability, test and other engineering specialties, located in Lansdale as well as across several other sites.
  
This role reports to the Lansdale Engineering Operations Manager.  The candidate must possess a strong programmatic background, analytic skills and fluent in MS Project, MS Excel with a knowledge of CRM tools. The ideal candidate will have experience establishing and maintaining a finite resource plan covering multiple projects through all product lifecycles. Previous employment in a company providing military and industrial solutions participating in the bid & proposal, development, qualification, transition to production and support processes. This person must have excellent communication skills and be able to work well within a matrix organization to drive operational excellence and improvement in business performance.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish and maintain a common resource pool in MS Project for the engineering organization. The resource pool will include personnel, engineering tools, key capital equipment and any special facility needs.
  • Generate and maintain resource-loaded schedules with rollups for program execution, resource forecasting, and production support that align with business performance objectives, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Perform data collection and reporting for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to schedule performance, resource utilization and execution.
  • Participate in business performance improvement efforts related to engineering program estimating and execution from business opportunity capture through development, low-rate introductory production (LRIP), production readiness, and production support.
Core Competencies:
  • Fluent in MS Project with experience managing a common shared resource pool supporting multiple projects executing at various lifecycle stages simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and present schedule forecasts and resource plans utilizing data from multiple data sources to multi-disciplined panels with a strong focus on optimized resource utilization and business performance.
  • Ability to effectively work with teams to dynamically schedule program plans with finite resources enabling decisions to support optimum execution and resource utilization supporting all stages of the product lifecycle maximizing resource utilization.
  • Proficient in MS Excel with demonstrated ability to programmatically and efficiently collect, filter and process complex data from multiple sources generating concise report and rollups supporting data-driven recommendations to positively impact business performance.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, employing diplomacy, confidence and tact; assertive without antagonism or alienation; objectively presenting data and recommendations for improvement.
  • Good work practice/ethic, self-motivated, and reliable.  Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and work well with team members.
  • Ability to work in line with Cobham’s SPIRIT values, exhibiting exemplary behavior and emotional intelligence
Key Measures / Milestones:
  • Attaining engineering business performance excellence goals
  • Engineering resource utilization, scheduling, forecasting, data collection, analysis and reporting
Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS or BA degree in Engineering, Database Programming, or Business Administration
  • Three (3) years minimum experience working with MS Project managing multiple projects with focus on resource planning and utilization.
  • Three (3) years of experience working in a high-mix environment (multiple product lines).
  • Three (3) years Excel expertise.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years of experience working within an engineering organization developing schedules and resource plans supporting internal research & development, bid & proposal, development, new product introduction and sustaining support for full rate production.
  • Excel database programming knowledge
  • Experience presenting and preparing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Experience with Data mining and maintain KPI’s.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in driving engineering resource utilization, practices, and measures of performance and proven track record with continuous improvement achievements in engineering organizations, including working knowledge of LCM and/or Stage-Gate methodology and Lean practices
  • Certification in Lean 6-sigma methods
  • Experience working in and driving results in a matrix organization
  • Active SECRET security clearance
About Us:
Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas.  U.S. Citizenship required for positions requiring a Security Clearance.

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.

Employment Transparency:
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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The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Job ID
req2376
Job Category
Project Management
Primary Location
US-Pennsylvania-Lansdale
Organization
EW and Integrated Solutions (EIS)
Schedule
Full-time
Recruiter
June Layng
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