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Program Manager III

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:



Program Manager III



Location



Simi Valley, CA



Employment type



Regular - Full Time



ID

1641




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Summary

The Program Manager (PM) III is responsible for the execution of company programs including cost, schedule, and technical performance. The PM oversees program life-cycle and manages all activities necessary to meet business goals and objectives. Acting as the central focal point and authority for one or more Programs' execution, the PM provides a single point of contact for program activities to both internal and external customers

Position Responsibilities


  • Management of the program throughout the program's life-cycle. Ensures customer alignment and manage overall customer satisfaction

  • Definition, implementation, and management of program controls and success criteria. Identifies, analyzes, and manages all program-level risk

  • Coordinates and aligns project teams and their inter-dependencies. Establishes, communicates, and manages program priorities

  • Aligns and informs stakeholders of program's status and health. Leads program meetings and program reviews with the customer and executive staff

  • Develops and maintains program plans including budget, Estimate at Completion (EAC), resource allocation, and communications

  • Supports the creation and maintenance of product requirements

  • Manages potential changes in program scope and advise leadership and customer of potential impact

  • Actively supports the Business Development team in bidding and capturing opportunities

  • Assists and/or coordinates the preparation of cost and technical proposals

  • Ensures adherence to Company policies and processes

  • Other duties as assigned

    Special Requirements

    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

    Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)


    • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

    • Minimum 8 - 12 years of experience in Program Management

    • Proven track record of running multiple, successful projects

    • Experienced managing firm fixed price programs and developing risk management & mitigation plans

    • Experienced in a highly technical environment

    • Deep knowledge of Project Management methods, tools and processes

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Project)

    • Some travel required (up to 20%)

      Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies


      • PMI (or equivalent) certification is preferred

      • Experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems is desired

      • Experience managing International (ex-US) programs is desired

      • Active Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance strongly desired

      • Other competencies: Strong verbal and written skills; analytical and strategic thinking ability; leadership skills; very strong work ethic as well as honesty, trustworthiness and high integrity

      • Interfaces effectively with internal teams as well as government and commercial customers

      • Works well independently and interface with cross-functional disciplines

      • Is a strong communicator who effectively articulates vision/mission to team

      • Demonstrates familiarity with use and application of export licenses for the export of military products to foreign countries

      • Courageous and a risk taker. A mover and shaker yet collaborative and inclusive of a team approach to results

      • Committed to AV Values (Trust & Teamwork, Customer Commitment, Ownership & Results, and Innovate & Simplify) and emulates these values in all actions

      • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

      • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

      • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

      • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

      • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

        Physical Demands


        • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

        • Required to sit and stand for long periods (Frequent); talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)




          ITAR Requirement:

          This position requires the use of information which is subject to compliance with International Traffic Arms Regulations (ITAR). To conform to U.S. Government export regulations/ITAR, applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. (or, green card holder), protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to U.S. Government contract requirements will require current U.S. Citizenship.

          Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits.

          We also encourage you to review our company website at http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.

          Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

          Who We Are

          Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

          Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty - and succeed.

          What We Do

          Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

          AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may appy.

          To view our CCPA Privacy Policy click here: https://www.avinc.com/legal/ccpa-privacy-policy


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