Aviation Program Manager Jobs in Murrieta, CA at AEVEX Aerospace

Title: Aviation Program Manager

Company: AEVEX Aerospace

Location: Murrieta, CA

AEVEX Aerospace is seeking an Aviation Program Manager to lead and manage the modification of aircraft with enhanced special mission capabilities to support unique DoD and commercial customers requirements. Some of these unique capabilities include advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) sensors, communications and datalink technologies, and aircraft platform enhancements to support multi-mission objectives. The Aviation Program Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of assigned programs and supporting projects to ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations including cost, schedule, and technical performance while maintaining company objectives. The Aviation Program Manager position plays a critical role in the delivery of unique capabilities and provides key leadership in the development and growth of AEVEX Aerospace.
Essential Functions:

Manages aircraft modification programs and supporting projects “from beginning to end” to ensure projects meet Quality, Customer Satisfaction, Schedule, Budget, and Team Development factors for success
Responsible for all programmatic aspects of assigned projects with specifically focused responsibility for customer relationship, cost, schedule, technical planning, tracking and reporting, technical execution, and ensuring overall program performance objectives are achieved
Act as the primary interface between AEVEX and the customer for all matters related to assigned programs
Reviews contract requirements and associated statement of work (SOW) to determine required man-power, schedule, budget, and risks to accomplish program objectives
Develops an effective Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to properly plan, organize, and manage assigned projects
Develops and maintains individual project schedules and program integrated master schedules from initial planning through delivery
Creates resource-loading charts to forecast man-power requirements and demand by required skill-set
Coordinates and prioritizes work tasks with functional leads to support timely execution and ensure program cost, schedule, and performance objectives
Proactively solves problems (takes initiative, exhibits critical thinking, and “owns” managed projects and results)
Identifies and manages risks and develops risk mitigation strategies
Works with subcontractors/vendors to support project requirements; develops SOW and associated requirements, negotiates terms and conditions, and manages subcontractor/vendor performance

Develops program status reports in accordance with contractual and internal requirements
Supports responses to Request for Proposal (RFP) to include solutioning, schedule and WBS development, basis of estimate (BOE) generation, development and review of technical proposals, and pricing

Coordinates with management team to identify and track vital factors for success
Performs other related duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or technical field
5+ years’ experience in Program Management or as Project Manager/Engineer in aviation or aerospace industry
Demonstrated expertise in Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project
Experience developing and managing an integrated master schedule (IMS) for assigned programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to interface with customers and technical professionals at all levels
Strong analytical skills and ability to assess technical and programmatic issues
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; able to manage project tasks, scope change, and schedules to keep projects on-track
Self-starter demonstrating solid judgment; understands when to seek guidance but has strong ability to think and act independently under limited oversight and direction
Detail-oriented, organized, and possess a strong work ethic
Experience managing and leading teams to execute projects on-time and budget, while delivering a high degree of customer satisfaction
Experience working with subcontractors and vendors, developing statements of work and associated requirements, negotiating terms and conditions, and managing subcontractor/vendor performance
Exhibits a strong desire to grow as a leader and shows a passion for teamwork
An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance or demonstrate eligibility to possess clearance

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of Program Management Institute Program Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Program Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Institute (PMI) certification
FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license, or FAA Pilot license, or related military aviation experience
Prior experience performing aircraft modifications to commercial aircraft and knowledge of the FAA airworthiness certification process
Ability to read engineering drawings
Familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) and DoD contracting processes
Experience managing projects using Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), agile and or spiral development models

AEVEX provides a full suite of comprehensive benefits, including a 401(k)-retirement plan, comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance group coverage with a portion of the premiums paid by the company, professional development funds, and an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) with counseling, legal help, child and elder care support, among other benefits.

About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX Aerospace, headquartered in Solana Beach, California, supports the U.S. national security mission and partner nation needs around the world by providing full-spectrum aviation, remote sensing, and analysis solutions. The company’s capabilities include custom design and engineering; rapid prototyping; sensor integration and sustainment; aircraft modification and certification; flight test instrumentation and support; mission operations service; advanced intelligence data processing, exploitation, and dissemination solutions; and tailored hardware and software mission-system tools. AEVEX uses agile and customized approaches to rapidly define, develop, and deliver specialized solutions for airborne special mission needs for the U.S. Government, partner nations, and commercial businesses. AEVEX has major offices in California, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

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