South El Monte, CA
The Program Manager is responsible for the cost, schedule and technical performance of assigned programs from inception to completion. Will act as primary customer contact for program activities leading program review sessions to discuss cost, schedule and technical performance. Coordinates the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal Statement of Work (SOW) and specifications, operating budgets and financial terms/conditions of the contract.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Will plan all program activities for assigned programs, including detailed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS), estimating, resource planning, financial and contractual requirements.
Programs will be executed utilizing the full range of Program Management skills and tools, to meet customer and internal requirements for cost, schedule and performance. Expertise in MS Project and MS Office, and capability with Earned Value Management (EVMS) and MIL-HDBK-881 are required.
Provides effective direction, leadership and team building by prioritizing and delegating work assignments, developing and maintaining program plans that identify work scope, schedules, milestones and program team members. Prepares written and verbal reports to management regarding cost and schedule variances.
Establish risk assessments and management plans to ensure all risks are identified and mitigated. Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; taking corrective actions to mitigate deviations to the program plans implementing changes required for improvement. Monitor program schedule commitments including arranging and chairing program reviews, technical coordination meetings and design reviews as required, preparing and delivering effective presentations for internal and external review.
Prepares monthly Estimates to Complete (ETCs) and Earned Value (EV) to Finance/Management on all major programs (programs in excess of $100k). Conducts internal reviews with management on major programs.
Direct interaction with functional departments i.e. Engineering, Purchasing, Operations, Quality Assurance and Sales & Marketing.
Maintains a high degree of customer satisfaction through effective communication of program schedule and status.
A proven record of program management with capability to develop integrated program plans, master schedules including critical path analysis, development of work breakdown structures, budget preparation and program cost analysis (Earned Value Management techniques preferred). Strong communications skills, both oral and written, to be able to communicate effectively with all levels of management. Understanding of Finance, Operations and Contracts. Working knowledge of Government contracts - Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
Proficient in the use of MS software including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and MS Project required. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business or Finance with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive Program Management experience in an aerospace environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.