A career with CAES is more than just a job; it is the pathway to a
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.
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 is seeking a Program Manager
to direct all phases of
programs/projects from inception through completion, and participate
in the negotiation of contract and contract changes. The Program
Manager will coordinate the preparation of proposals, business
plans, proposal work statements and specifications, and financial
terms/conditions of contract and act as primary customer contact for
program activities, leading program review sessions with customers
in coordination with internal team members to discuss cost,
schedule, and technical issues.
- Defines the objectives and strategies of the program, to
include strategic and company objectives consistent with
customer and contractual requirements.
- Develops and implements effective customer communications
plans to provide timely communications, represent the Voice of
Customer, build customer relationships, define customer
objectives, and manage customer satisfaction.
- Controls the timely start and completion of program tasks to
assure fulfillment of program cost and schedule objectives.
Makes effective use of Program Task descriptions (PTDs), program
memos, and directives, to formally communicate program direction
- Coordinates the program activities with cognizant support
functions. Assures the optimum utilization of manpower and
program resources. Assures effective management of subcontracts
and execution of the program material plan.
- Conducts regular reviews of program performance, evaluating
the current and projected status against the approved plan.
- Implements a proactive risk management process. Assures
regular team identification, mitigation planning and review of
program risks, both during the program-planning phase and
regularly during program execution.
- Measures and improves program performance through the
investigation of improved processes, tools, staff training,
facilities and team dynamics. Performs regular reviews of task
estimates, challenging the team to eliminate wasteful
approaches. Establishes a management reserve to provide
resources for unexpected program challenges.
- Implements an effective issues resolution process.
Assures regular team identification, action planning, closure
and review of program issues.
- Establishes an objective roadmap for creating new business
opportunities from the present program. Manages customer
satisfaction to assure a high rate of repeated business.
Participates in planning of company capital, IRAD, B&P
resources. Trains program personnel to be alert to new
opportunities and equips them with "state-of-the-art" skills to
- Bachelor's Degree and 5-7 years’ work experience in a related
discipline within the DoD industry or a Master's Degree with 3-4
years’ experience; 4+ years relevant experience as a Program
- Experience managing $500,000+ US Defense related production
- Program Management experience directing production
programs/projects from inception through completion.
- Experience leading proposal teams and developing proposals,
participating in negotiations of contract and contract changes,
and developing/managing business plans for assigned programs.
- Strong knowledge of DoD Program Management standards and
- Experience leading people: coach and mentor staff; ability to
lead with integrity, honesty and trust; ability to deliver
reliable, unique and leading edge solutions that exceed
expectations; ability to act with energy, passion and
responsibility; ability to collaborate to leverage and align all
elements of the business; ability to inspire every employee to
reach his or her full potential and achieve excellence
- Must be a U.S. Citizen eligible for a DoD Security Clearance
- 5-7 years as a Program Manager on Antennas, Precision
Positioners, and/or RF/Microwave production programs within the
- Program Management experience directing production and
development programs from inception through completion.
- B.S. in Engineering
- Active DoD clearance
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
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
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 CAEScareer@cobham.com or call (703) 842-2971 and let us
know the nature of your request and your contact information.