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Program Manager ( NJ or PA )

 Program Manager 

Location PA or NJ 



• Lead all phases of customer or internal programs from proposal development through completion.
• Accountable for program success and achieving all key metrics including customer satisfaction, technical performance compliance, on time delivery, quality delivery and program profitability.
• Work in close cooperation with the customer to ensure compliance with the contract and a shared understanding of program execution.
• Primary customer point of contact for all program activities and interactions, lead program reviews, initiate customer feedback, and improvements.
• Lead partners and major suppliers in alignment to the agreements and targets of the customer contracts and drive supplier performance.
• Understand and consolidate customer requirements and specifications in collaboration with colleagues and the customers.
• Maintain & track the program’s contractual requirements and the change order process.
• Apply state-of-the art project management and engineering processes throughout design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and testing program phases
• Perform risk and opportunity management and provide leadership and direction to the continual risk management process.
• Be responsible for program documentation and commissioning processes.
• Occasionally, you will be asked to participate in overall tasks and services inherent to a dynamic fast-growing company.

Required experience and competencies:

• At least 5 years of experience leading engineering development and production programs in the US SATCOM and US DoD markets, with a focus on RF antenna assemblies and subsystems.
• Demonstrates extensive project management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordination to meet established milestones as well as technical competency in the application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practices
• Must possess the ability to resolve complex technical problems and complex management of technical activities.
• Experience with managing customer / operator and supplier interfaces
• Customer focused, must be able to work with leadership on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment.
• Autonomous and proactive working style with excellent working organization and ethics
• Communicating effectively, excellent relational skills and ability to work in a team with different professional and cultural backgrounds, and across different regions
• Ability to “think outside of the box” and thrive in an often-ambiguous trade-space
• Demonstrated ability to write clear technical documentation of high quality
• Demonstrated experience with various cost and schedule management tools
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical or systems or aerospace Engineering or Physics or equivalent
• Ability to hold a US DoD Security Clearance

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

• At least 10 years’ of experience leading engineering development and production programs in the US SATCOM and US DoD markets, with a focus on RF antenna assemblies and subsystems.
• Master’s or PhD degree in Electrical or Mechanical or Systems or Aerospace Engineering or Physics or equivalent
• Active US DoD Secret clearance and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance
• Knowledge of the ISO 9001 and EN/AS 9100 norms as well as with preventive and curative quality tools (8D, Ishikawa, FMEA, risk analysis,) is an optional plus