US-New York-Plainview
Date Posted
03 Jun 2019

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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.

The Program Manager executes program plans, developing bottoms-up program plans to ensure schedule, budget and quality are maintained ensuring On-Time Delivery of products to our customers.  The Program Manager has responsibility for the product from concept development through final delivery to our customers and is responsible for the financial and technical success of our customer which can be internal IR&D or customer contracts.  The Program Manager leads the cross-functional teams to review program status and ensure individual milestones are achieved. 

This position is responsible for maintaining communication with and providing reports (both written and oral) to customers and key stakeholders.  The Program Manager is ultimately responsible for the overall team, the program performance and success. 

Essential Functions and Duties:
  • Provides day to day program execution:
  • Providing direction for issue resolution, support teams in risk definition/mitigation, provide program scope details, develop and implement program execution plan.
  • The primary contact to the program teams, internal and external to the Customer.
  • Develop and maintain/update presentation material for leadership reviews, create schedules with timelines for key milestones and provide visibility on important projects, establish and facilitate effective meetings, implement improvements and organize logistics of events (customer visits etc.)
  • Collect, assemble and organize and analyze data in order to track and share metrics with minimal direction.
  • Apply knowledge of policies, procedures, regulations (ex. Export compliance, intellectual property, etc.) and program management test practices (PMBP) to ensure progress toward deliverables.
  • Develops executive level briefing and utilizes appropriate technologies to enable integration/collaboration.
  • Develop and maintain program level schedule and budget; monitor and track execution of the plan and communicate status to all program/project participants; negotiate project changes and incorporate changes into project control systems to maintain work statements, cost and schedule baselines.
  • Develop and sustain positive customer relationships and ensure we achieve superior customer satisfaction.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
  • Accountable to the Director of Program
  • Management for all program performance.
  • This a highly networked role that requires the ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines.
  • Work with diverse team members to drive business outcomes at the program manager level.
  • Act as a liaison between the team and the functional and senior leader stakeholders.
  • Manage the accuracy of deliverables and results and communicate to all stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and review inputs from a variety of stakeholders, typically involving contributions from engineering, procurement, production control, test engineering, reliability, quality, operations, contracts, finance. Package & assembly, legal and outside services such as consultants, contractors and suppliers.
  • Prepare presentations/recommendations for diverse audiences, including executive leadership.
  • Set clear scope boundaries to prevent scope creep and help assign appropriate resources.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in applying program management best practices to complex project/programs.
  • Meeting contractual commitments.
  • Meet all budget, schedule product performance, quality, and reliability, manufacturability and production targets.
  • Leads the risk management team to identify, track, quantify and evaluate program specific risks and establishes and executes mitigation strategies.
  • Maintains involvement in all aspects of the program to identify and anticipate issues, seeks solutions, and ensures satisfactory and timely resolution of issues for the overall effectiveness of the program.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Education Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and typically 10 or more years’ experience, a Master’s degree and typically 13 or more year’s related work experience.
  • Experience with industry standard program management techniques, tools and best practices
  • Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) with applying Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) requirements.
  • Experience managing complex development programs includes integration activities across multiple divisions, multiple suppliers and customer resources.
  • Strong Interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Project Management Certification (PMP) or have an understanding of PMBOL principles/relevant coursework
  • Ability to understand technical requirements.
  • Uses a logical approach to improve processes and solve problems.
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 or call (703) 842-2971 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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