Program Manager II

February 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$114,089 - $171,134
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AeroVironment's MacCready Works Business Segment is seeking an experienced Program Manager (PM) II responsible for the capture and execution of a portfolio of advanced development programs including cost, schedule, and technical performance. The PM oversees program life-cycle and manages all activities necessary to meet business goals and objectives. Acting as the central focal point and authority for one or more Programs' execution, the PM provides a single point of contact for program activities to both internal and external customers.

MacCready Works, named for our founder, Dr. Paul B. MacCready, Jr., was created to ensure that creativity and concept development remain at the core of our culture. With a focus on the future, this group of select, visionary scientists and engineers develop technologies and capabilities to identify innovative solutions that push beyond the current applications. We are currently working on tomorrow's solutions by creating highly autonomous, mission-centered products that operate jointly across multiple domains and position our customers at the leading edge of interconnected systems.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manages program(s) throughout the program's life-cycle; ensures customer alignment and manage overall customer satisfaction

  • Defines, implements, and manages program controls and success criteria; identifies, analyzes, and manages all program-level risk

  • Coordinates and aligns project teams and their inter-dependencies; establishes, communicates, and manages program priorities

  • Aligns and informs stakeholders of program's status and health; leads program meetings and program reviews with the customer and executive staff

  • Develops and maintains program plans including budget, Estimate at Completion (EAC), resource allocation, and communications

  • Supports the creation and maintenance of product requirements

  • Manages potential changes in program scope and advise leadership and customer of potential impact

  • Actively supports the Business Development team in bidding and capturing opportunities

  • Assists and/or coordinates the preparation of cost and technical proposals

  • Ensures adherence to Company policies and processes

  • Ability to travel up to 20%

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field is required or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

  • Minimum 5 - 8 years of experience managing people and programs to deliver advanced capabilities

  • Proven track record of running multiple, successful projects

  • Experienced managing firm fixed price programs and developing risk management & mitigation plans

  • Experienced in a highly technical environment

  • Experience with Advanced Programs development

  • Strong understanding of systems, requirements, risks, and opportunity management

  • Deep knowledge of Project Management methods, tools and processes

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio and MS Project)

  • Experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems is desired

  • Other Qualifications and Desired Competencies

  • PMI (or equivalent) certification is preferred

  • Strong verbal and written skills; analytical and strategic thinking ability; leadership skills; very strong work ethic as well as honesty, trustworthiness and high integrity

  • Interfaces effectively with internal teams as well as government and commercial customers

  • Works well independently and interface with cross-functional disciplines

  • Is a strong communicator who effectively articulates vision/mission to team

  • Demonstrates familiarity with use and application of export licenses for the export of military products to foreign countries

  • Courageous and a risk taker; a mover and shaker yet collaborative and inclusive of a team approach to results

  • Committed to AV Values (Trust & Teamwork, Customer Commitment, Ownership & Results, and Innovate & Simplify) and emulates these values in all actions

  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties

  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives

  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products

  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company

  • Focuses on teamwork and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

  • Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)

  • Required to sit and stand for long periods (Frequent); talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

  • The salary range for this role is:

    $114,089 - $171,134

    AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education/training, and key skills.

    ITAR Requirement:

    This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

    Benefits : AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit: https:// www.

    We also encourage you to review our company website at https:// www. to learn more about us.

    Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.

    Who We Are

    Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the world's most widely used military drones and created the first submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

    Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

    What We Do

    Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems. Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.

    AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws. We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may apply.


    U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or asylee/refugee status as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) required.

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