US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
23 May 2019

A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities?  Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement?   Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Then look no further!!  Consider Cobham.  #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

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.

Responsible for the execution of company contractual obligations in a profitable manner. Interface with customers, to provide a point of contact throughout the life of the contract. Manage the program by coordinating departmental or cross-functional teams while focusing on meeting program requirements. Monitor projects from start to completion by planning and directing schedules; participating in reviews, and tracking program costs and profitability. Collaborate with staff across functional areas such as engineering and manufacturing departments; provide management and customer status regarding financial and tactical progress on programs. 

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Serve as the representative for Cobham to the customer community for assigned programs.  Provide communications and status regarding the progress of programs to the customer. Oversee the execution of contractual responsibilities in a profitable manner
  • Create and implement program plans which provide a high degree of confidence supporting contract deliverable requirements. Create budgets and schedules for programs that include revenue, cash, and cost and profit objectives. Develop quantified risk and opportunity analysis.
  • Analyze cost and revenue performance of programs, provide revenue forecasts and ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and profitably.
  • Develop proposals for follow-on contracts. Prepare basis of cost estimates, provide pricing rationale and recommendations supporting quotations.
  • Monitor program schedule progress and profitability on a monthly basis. Prepare monthly program reports for management review that summarize cost, schedule and technical performance. Develop presentations and reports to support customer reviews.
  • Manage production programs in accordance with budget, schedule and technical objectives. Leverage relationships with existing customers to identify new business opportunities. Provide inputs to members of the proposal team.
  • Submit, monitor and distribute internal and external program documentation requiring configuration management and approval.
  • Liaison to operations, engineering, contracts, and quality organizations directing company resources to meet contractual requirements.
  • Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices.
  • Develop and support teams that make suggestions, take initiative and actively implement improvements.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics:
  • Single point of contact throughout the life of the contract.
Minimum Job Qualifications: (The following qualifications can be acquired and demonstrated through experience, education and/or vocational training as noted or as appropriate.)
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible assignments in a manufacturing environment in operations, engineering or finance role.
  • Success in managing production projects through from inception to completion.
  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in Business or related field, required; Master degree in Business Administration, Engineering or Finance, a plus.
Leadership Skills:
  • Ability to lead people, coach and mentor staff.
  • Ability to deliver reliable, unique and leading edge solutions that exceed expectations.
  • Able to act with energy, passion and responsibility.
  • Ability to collaborate to leverage and align all elements of the business.
  • Ability to constructively influence people without any direct authority.
Technical Skills:
  • Ability to understand contracts, business law and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and apply the concepts and principles of the documents.
  • Knowledge of cost accounting principles and finance, ETC/EAC, and other cost accounting metrics.
  • Ability to create financial reports and information from ERP data.
  • Understanding of S curves and cost performance.
  • Familiarity with EVMS terminology and techniques of Earned Value Management.
Communication Skills:
  • Ability to ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning.
  • Emotional intelligence with capability to read people and emotions and discern underlying concerns and objectives of customers and staff.
  • Ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written technical publications.
  • Ability to communicate across all organizational levels.
  • Practical interpretation and knowledge of US trade regulations. ITAR, Intellectual Property terms and data protection.
Computer Skills:
  • Knowledge working in a networked environment using a Windows and/or Windows like interface using Power Point, Excel, Word, Project and Outlook software programs.
  • Ability to use Enterprise Resource Programs such as SAP or Oracle
  • Ability to use Microsoft Project a plus.
Math and Analytical Skills:
  • Ability to review and compare data to identify inconsistencies.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and summarize information to a general understanding and pattern
  • Ability to think abstractly and separate complex ideas into simple elements.  
  • Ability to produce financial analysis and cost models.
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting principles.
Time Management and Organizational Skills:
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and assignments
  • Work with arrays of information gathered during elicitation and analysis
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to ask questions and rephrase statements to clarify meaning.
  • Emotional intelligence with capability to read people and discern underlying concerns and objectives of customers and staff.
  • Ability to read, interpret and comprehend complex written technical publications.
  • Ability to communicate across all organizational levels.
  • Practical interpretation and knowledge of US trade regulations. ITAR, Intellectual Property terms and data protection
Work Approaches:
  • Analytical skills to review and compare data to identify inconsistencies and determine priorities.
  • Application of judgment by recognizing unfamiliar situations and seeking guidance and identifying and acting on threats, risks and opportunities.
  • Organizing and managing time to handle multiple assignments concurrently.
Training and Development: (Internal)
  • LEAN Energizing Awareness
  • ESD Awareness Certification
  • Clean room Policy and Procedure
  • Packaging and Handling
  • IP training
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.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.
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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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Primary Location
US-California-San Diego
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