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Director, Program Management

Company: AeroVironment
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: June 8, 2019

Job Description:

Position Description **Director, Program Management** Location **Simi Valley, CA** Employment type **Regular - Full Time** ID **516** We are currently seeking a **Director, Program Management** to join our team. **Summary** The Director, Program Mgmt. will oversee the Program/Project Managers responsible for scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of organizational programs. Provide leadership direction with proposal development, contract negotiation and contract compliance. Provide leadership direction on proposal preparation which may include assisting with plans, specifications and financial terms of various government and/or commercial contracts. Assists with business development initiatives. Ensures master plans and schedules are followed, developing solutions to program challenges, and directing others for successful completion of project on time and on budget. Directs people who lead cross-functional program/project teams that are focused on the design and delivery of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Formulates and executes long-term master plans and schedules in the support of UAS design and development. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the the Program Management Office. Typically will lead a team size of 5 to 8 Program/Project Managers **Job Duties and Responsibilities** + Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables. + Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles. + Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with both internal and external customers or field-based employees on technical matters, as needed. + Assigns and monitors work of project/program management staff, providing leadership, mentoring, and technical support and direction. + Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications. + Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts. + Supports the assessment of project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand. + Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of engineering project staff. + Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates. + Support the development and implementation of policies, standards, or procedures for Program Management, engineering and technical work **Required Qualifications and Background** + Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study, Graduate Degree preferred + 7-10 years of related experience in Program Management\ + 5-7 years of related experience in people management of Project and Program Managers + Leads a major function or product area; typically manages managers. + Controls planning, staffing, budgeting, managing priorities and recommending and implementing change; recognized as a functional expert. + Accountable for departmental objectives and deliverables. + Clarifies the functional or product strategy and long-term goals for others; implements strategy with some autonomy. + Adapts and executes functional or product business plans and contributes to the development of functional or product strategy. + Decision making is functionally or product focused; has impact on business plan execution; influences the culture of the function or Program Office. + Requires regular interactions with peers/leaders and managers across functions to identify and resolve issues. + Utilizes leadership and negotiation skills to influence outcomes both within and outside of department area. + Leverages talent across the organization and across functions to achieve predictable Program/Project results. + Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in development of technical plans, schematics, drawings, and models. + Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. + Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. **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), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Applicants cannot be hired until they are qualified to have such access. Some positions due to contracts 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: . We also encourage you to review our company website at 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 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 apply._

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