Manager, Program Mgmt.

United States

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Job Description


The Manager, Program Management, manages individuals who lead cross- functional teams that are focused on the delivery of a product or computer- based system from design to release for customers. In this role, one will oversee scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of organizational programs. Aid with proposal development, contract negotiation and contract compliance. Proposal preparation may include assisting with plans, specifications and financial terms of the contract. 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.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables
  • Lead in the development of program planning and estimating for a complex Programs
  • Manages all aspects of planning multiple Program plans
  • Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles
  • Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with external customers or field-based employees on technical matters, as needed
  • Assigns and monitors work of project/program management staff, providing technical support and direction
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications
  • Prepare budgets, bids, or contracts
  • Assess project feasibility by analyzing technology, resource needs, or market demand
  • Direct recruitment, placement, and evaluation of architecture or engineering project staff
  • Review, recommend, or approve contracts or cost estimates
  • Develop or implement policies, standards, or procedures for engineering and technical work
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, including an understanding of business trends
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field of study is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum of 8 - 12 years of related experience in Program Management
  • At least 2+ years in a supervisory/leadership role
  • Extensive computing skills in Excel, PowerPoint and related systems for gathering/management of Service Performance measurements
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively at both the operational and strategic level
  • Engineering & Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, which includes applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, 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 technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Occasionally may be required to travel within the Continental U.S.
  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree is preferred
  • PMP certification is preferred
  • Stellar communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Extensive analytical, critical thinking and judgment skills
  • Ability to drive innovation and continuous improvements to evolve with changing needs
  • Ability to thoroughly research issues and develop solutions to complex problems
  • Uses vision to think beyond the immediate situation, explore multiple potential paths, and adapt decision-making style based on the situational circumstances
  • Inspires, motivates, and empowers people to deliver organizational goals, while also delivering value back to employees
  • Brings organizational values to life using personality, uniqueness and the creation of a shared vision
  • Champions the process of change and promotes a culture of quick adaptation while helping others deal with the effects of change
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain internal and external trusting, professional relationships
  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)
  • The salary range for this role is:

    $137,280 - $205,920

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    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: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    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.

    Job details


    Manager, Program Mgmt.




    United States


    February 06, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 07, 2024

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