Date Posted
26 Apr 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.

This position is responsible for: Assisting with developing and maintaining all aspects of the CAES Ethics and Compliance Plan; Overseeing CAES compliance monitoring; Managing certain CAES-wide legal and compliance processes.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain CAES’ ethics and compliance program and yearly initiatives and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to meet FAR/DFARS and DoJ requirements.  Measure ongoing effectiveness of the ethics and compliance program.  Develop risk assessments.
  • Maintain and update CAES’ Corporate Framework (incl Appendices); manage the updating and implementing of CAES Corporate Framework Policies (including Code of Conduct); and, as necessary, draft and edit other policies within CAES. Presenting policy summaries for management and Board approval.
  • Oversee and manage cases reported on the Helpline system (“Ethics Point”) relating to CAES, including responding to and updating reporters; ensuring investigators are assigned and are timely progressed; generating reports on open cases and identifying case trends for purposes of identifying risk, mitigation and training; tracking and maintaining action items from Ethics Point cases and follow up for closure.  Where possible/practical, perform investigations.
  • Oversee ethics and compliance training including developing content, coordinating with training needs of other functions, liaising with systems providers, and monitoring completion.  Where appropriate, deliver ethics and compliance training.
  • Manage due diligence/vetting/approval process for CAES intermediaries; track and report on active intermediaries, and coordinate reviews of intermediaries at the Sector level and document actions and approvals.  Oversee health checks on intermediaries.
  • Support the CAES’ Business, Ethics and Compliance Committee and manage the CAES Ethics & Compliance Working Group.
  • Provide periodic reports to CAES management and board on the CAES compliance program.
  • Manage Compliance content on intranet, online training (assignments and completions), editing and publishing Compliance Updates, and monitoring compliance issues.
  • Manage CAES delegated authorities and approval matrix.
Core Competencies:
  • Embracing Change
  • Influence & Communication, written and verbal
  • Initiative & Drive
  • Willingness to learn and develop
  • Managing Time & Priorities
  • Problem Solving & Creativity
  • Working in Teams
  • Capability to operate at, and communicate to, the senior level of the Group
  • Ability to project manage
Qualifications and Experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, inclusive of coursework in business ethics and compliance
Required Experience, Attributes and Skills
  • 5+ years related work experience in the business ethics and compliance
  • Experience interfacing with government agencies and executive management.
  • Experience with drafting and updating compliance policies.
  • Ability to analyze problems, determine corrective actions, and drive to completion.
  • Experience presenting and answering ethics and compliance questions at the highest levels of leadership.
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills, with ability to make recommendations that will be accepted and acted upon by management.
  • Ability to work independently and under own initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Solid continuous process improvement mindset and skills.
  • Strong project management experience, focused attention to detail, and highly effective organizational, time management, and prioritization skills.
  • Highest integrity and reliability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, i.e. Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
  • Capable of holding a Security Clearance
Desired Experience, Attributes and Skills
  • Working knowledge of the defense contracting industry, FAR/DFARS and/or FCPA, UK Bribery Act
  • Professional ethics and compliance certification from a recognized accreditation authority, e.g. International Compliance Association (ICA), Compliance Certification Board (CCB)
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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