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Program Manager

Job Title: Program Manager


Client , a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of broadband high power helix Traveling Wave Tubes (TWTs), TWT Amplifiers (TWTAs), and Solid State High Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) from 10MHz to 44GHz, for top performance in the stringent fixed and mobile environments used in today’s ECM, radar and communications markets. Our state of the art products are found on nearly all major EW, Radar, and Communication platforms of the United States and its allies throughout the world.


Position reports to the Director of Program Management and New Business Development.

Position Summary

Engineering professional that provides budget analysis, capacity planning, failure resolution and coordination of activities between cross functional departments and personnel to achieve fiscal goals, margin expansion, and revenue growth. Manages programs ranging from $0.5M to $20M in contract value with annual program management portfolio expected to exceed $10M of revenue yearly.

Technically competent in failure resolution, acceptance testing and qualification testing for military or aerospace platforms. Adept at developing strategic partnerships, enabling creative solutions, and navigating conflict to achieve compromise, success and foster growth. Interacts daily with pricing, contracts, manufacturing, engineering, finance, as well as external customers and vendors to complete goals and tasks. Operates with a high degree of emotional intelligence daily.

Key Responsibilities

• Actively manage the existing customer and product portfolio in ways that enable higher levels of customer service/satisfaction and improved financial performance over time, including: product pricing, product cost, options and performance levels

• Apply consistent EAC rigor to ensure timely, effective, and appropriate actions are taken when program performance declines in terms of schedule, technical performance, customer satisfaction or finances.

• Deliver effective program/project management on those programs/projects which are: entering production, restarting production, ramping production and/or experiencing technical issues during production.

• Identify, cultivate, and grow new business within key accounts on targeted programs capable of delivering acceptable financial returns; ensuring key expectations/deliverables are clearly defined for those involved as the project progresses

• Ensure program, finance, and contractual compliance activities are handled in effective, efficient and appropriate manners aligned with the complexity, risk and requirements of an opportunity.


Position requires a Bachelor of Science in the Mechanical, Electrical or Physics disciplines, or equivalent technical experience. Candidate should have 5 – 10 years of direct, technical experience managing programs/projects for military or aerospace end use. A PMI PMP Certification, Master of Science, and/or MBA are highly desirable.

US Citizenship with ability to attain/maintain government security clearance at a Secret level or higher required.

Additional Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret various business documents, technical procedures and government regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to prepare and effectively present information and response to questions before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.