Program Manager - Small UAV - Multiple Levels

March 23, 2023
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For over 50 years, AeroVironment has been a leader in advanced technologies and diverse innovations that have redefined how the world drives, flies, and connects.

If you thrive on a culture of relentless problem-solving and invention, and want to work for a global front-runner where you tackle real-world challenges, then AeroVironment is the place for you.

Come join our group of innovative thinkers and discover how collaborative efforts produce extraordinary products that touch lives around the world. You can be a part of the team that developed these firsts: a controlled human- powered aircraft, the modern consumer electric car, a tiny hummingbird-like drone and a helicopter that flew on Mars. We also set flight records in near- space with our solar-powered aircraft and we re-shaped the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions. We have cemented our reputation around the world and in record books as unrivaled technological pioneers, including seven innovative vehicles in the Smithsonian Institution's permanent collection in Washington, DC.

While engineering for the future is what we do, we are ever-mindful of our strong commitment to purpose — to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. The products and solutions we provide our customers help to save lives and contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Join us to help push beyond the realm of the possible with such future- defining technologies as robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity to generate ever-more meaningful actionable intelligence for our customers so they can proceed with certainty – and succeed.

Summary We are looking for Program Managers (PM) to join the Small UAV product line and lead the execution of high-profile company programs including cost, schedule, and technical performance. Program Managers manage the program life- cycle and manages all activities necessary to meet business goals and objectives and provides a single point of contact for program activities to both internal and external customers.

Position Responsibilities (may vary slightly based on position level):

  • Supports or leads in the development of program planning and estimating for complex Programs; manages all aspects of planning assigned Program plans

  • Ensures customer alignment and manages overall customer satisfaction

  • Defines, implements, and manages program controls and success criteria

  • Identifies, analyzes, and manages program-level risks

  • Establishes, communicates, and manages program priorities

  • Creates, manages, or leads in the creation and management of multiple project schedules in the support of a multiple Programs

  • 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

  • Leads and 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

  • Oversees the preparation of cost and technical proposals and ensure adherence to Company policies and processes

  • Other duties as assigned

  • We are pipelining for Program Managers with various levels of experience:

  • Program Manager I with a minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Program Manager II with a minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Program Manager III with a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Program Manager, Sr. with a minimum of 12+ years of relevant experience

  • Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

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

  • Proven track record of leading multiple, concurrent programs

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

  • Strong knowledge of Project Management methods, tools and processes

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with internal stakeholders as well as government and commercial customers

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

  • A strong communicator able to articulate vision/mission to team

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

  • Some travel required (up to 20%)

  • Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • PMI (or equivalent) certification is preferred

  • Experience with Unmanned Aircraft Systems preferred

  • Experience in a highly technical environment preferred

  • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel

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

  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

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

  • Demonstrates effective listening, questioning, clarifying and summarizing skills to effectively communicate in one-on-one and small group settings (written and verbal)

  • Successfully works within a multi-project environment and supports multiple internal customers

  • Is successful in working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • This is a pipeline requisition posted in advance of approved headcount for future hiring needs.

    Note: Our team is always interested in speaking with exceptional candidates though please note this is a Pipeline posting with more of an eye towards our future needs rather than necessarily being an immediate hire. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

    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.


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