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Full Time


Arlington TX 76011 USA

Posted 09/29/2023

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Who We Are:

  • CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers’ training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.
  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE's Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.
  • CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance
  • A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe
  • Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions
  • Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!


CAE USA is hiring a Senior-level Program Manager to lead our business and help grow it substantially over the next 5 years in a new area of training products. The successful candidate will bring experience managing large multi-disciplined program teams operating in a matrix program structure from multiple sites and major subcontractors.  This position will also be the primary interface to the customer regularly reporting on program performance and status.   This position is responsible for proposal and capture effort, and overall program performance including schedule performance, cost performance, and customer affinity by executing the following duties:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct all phases of a very large and complex DoD program from initial program planning and proposal development through all phases of engineering development and production to successful product delivery and timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is properly recorded.
  • Responsible to meet program execution cost, technical and schedule requirements as well as company financial targets.
  • Partner with supply chain management to lead/coordinate a team with multiple industrial partners, sub-contractors and large supplier base.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of the program integrated master schedule to include the internal and external milestones and phases as established by the respective program teams.
  • Ensure advanced integrated scheduling across multiple business partners provides a persistent view of the critical path.  This includes developing and implementing plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel, and purchased services. Report program status to executive management as required.
  • Establish and monitor adherence to program master plans and schedules, identify program problems, obtain solutions, direct allocation of resources.
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedule are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise.
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtain approvals based on thresholds prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost, and schedule objectives.
  • Maintain program financial forecasts, report progress to financial objectives using DOD approved earned value management and reporting system.
  • Serve as the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with customer. Coordinate with contracts manager on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations
  • Communicate program status, issues, risks, opportunities, and plans to internal executive management
  • Ensure coordination across multiple programs and/or projects and with other product line, and functional leads. Support program bid and proposal activities. Ensure that requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals.
  • Actively seek new business and growth opportunities in coordination with business development.

Job Requirementsback to top

  • Minimum 15 years program management experience or general management of large-scale maritime construction projects with P&L responsibility. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or STEM.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working DoD projects in a Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) environment. Understanding of requirements associated with approved Government systems, (accounting, estimating, procurement, material management and accounting, property).
  • Successful track record in managing large complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor with multiple industrial partners, sub-contractors, and suppliers (>$100M program).
  • Must be a dynamic and energetic leader that involves other team members in the decision making and change process.
  • High-energy and self-driven individual that can “make things happen” without a large support organization to depend on daily and is a time management expert.
  • A personality style that is team oriented and has the success of the customer, program, organization, and business as his/her main objective.
  • Ability to establish and clearly communicate overall program objectives, mission, vision and strategy.
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis.
  • Experience coordinating and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong communication skills to advise team members and senior management on status and/or actions.
  • Understanding of Defense Procurement Process, supporting Capture and Proposal writing activities.
  • Experience with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software, JIRA/Windchill preferred.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Management systems integrated with demand planning.
  • Experience Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) or Integrated Program Management Reporting (IPMR).
  • Experience applying critical path analysis methodology (BEI, CPLI, SPI).
  • Requirement to obtain and retain required security clearances.  DoD Secret clearance issuance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment is required – Active Secret security clearance preferred.
  • PMI Certification preferred.

Job Detailsback to top

Location Arlington, TX, 76011, United States
Categories Program Management (Non-Technical), Program Management (Technical)
Sec Clearances Secret
Experience Years 15 yrs

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