Sr. Program Manager

AEVEX Aerospace
Murrieta, CA
Added: April 18, 2024

The Sr. Program Manager is responsible for directing the determination of project requirements and work plans, ensuring safety and compliance, and maintaining professional standards aligned with AEVEX culture. They manage project plans, budgets, and customer relations, implement DOD/NDAA compliance, develop program schedules, and maintain strong internal and external relationships to meet operational priorities and financial goals.

Essential Functions

  • projects/programs are executed to the highest level of safety (physical and airworthiness) and compliance.
  • and accountable for all aspects (from inception to completion) of assigned Repair, Modification, Manufacturing, Engineering, Certification, or Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Development programs including execution (financials, schedule, technical performance, quality, supply chain, and customer engagement) and ensuring program commitments are met on budget and schedule.
  • as primary project contact to establish key stakeholder, both internal and external, requirements and project objectives. Directs all phases of projects or subsystems of major projects from inception through completion. Coordinates commitments with internal and external stakeholders to fulfill strategies and requirements of the program.
  • or participates with the growth team in the creation of new business strategies, product roadmaps and captures including development of strategic and financial plans. Leads the development and delivery of new business captures and proposals.
  • in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, statements of work, estimates and budgets, schedule/lead times, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts to ensure legal compliance and to protect the organization’s interests.
  • and capitalizes on program opportunities to increase company revenues and customer satisfaction.
  • autonomously with limited oversight leading large projects and programs by developing program plans, schedules and budgets for programs under his/her responsibility.
  • data and monitors programs to ensure adherence to contract scope of work, cost, schedule, quality, airworthiness and technical specifications.
  • maintains, and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the project/program to internal executive leadership and customers.
  • continuous improvement initiatives to optimize organizational capabilities to improve efficiency and quality.
  • communicates expectations and develops innovative strategies to enhance organizational capabilities that support operational priorities and requirements.
  • identifies and addresses risks and opportunities, and develops solutions to problems which require critical thinking, creativity, and innovation to ensure the successful completion of projects/programs.
  • program work with the various functional organizations to ensure alignment with the project/program objectives.
  • act as the hiring manager for assigned projects/programs; supervise the screening, selection, and hiring of candidates.
  • all personnel meet/exceed professional standards and embrace the AEVEX culture.
  • and reliable attendance on a full time basis [or in accordance with posted schedule].
  • for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs), and FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs).
  • thinking and problem-solving skills essential.
  • to develop and mentor/coach others.
  • interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • relationship building and negotiation skills.
  • oriented with strong planning, organizational, project management, and analytical skills.
  • presentation skills.
  • professionalism and integrity at all times.
  • in Microsoft Office suites (Excel, PowerPoint, Project, etc.).

Leadership Competencies

  • and provides expert knowledge in the day-to-day function of the department.
  • recruits, and retains top-notch talent.
  • AEVEX's culture and empowers employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals.
  • mentors, engage and develop the team, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and learning opportunities.
  • performance standards and encourages employee engagement and results through delegation, continuous feedback, goal setting, and performance management.
  • transparent communication. Appropriately communicates organization information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and appropriate email, and regular interpersonal communication.
  • oversight and direction to the employees in accordance with AEVEX's policies and procedures.

Education / Certifications

  • degree from an accredited University (MS or MBA preferred)
  • Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred


15 or more years Program/Project Management experience

Security Clearance

Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret DoD clearance, U.S. Citizenship required.