Program Manager

AeroTEC Inc - Seattle, WA4.3

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $99,000 a year
AeroTEC, Inc. is an aerospace flight test, engineering and certification organization that provides development services to aircraft modifiers and OEMs. We are a rapidly growing company in Seattle, WA that was founded in 2001. Our core team is comprised of very talented and experienced aerospace engineers, technicians, mechanics, and support staff. We strive to create a high functioning, collaborative environment where team members can find opportunities for professional growth and innovation.

AeroTEC is seeking a regular, full-time Program Manager in Seattle, WA.

AeroTEC’s Program Management Office (PMO) provides comprehensive, full-service program and project management services to the AeroTEC organization. The PMO Department is responsible for taking direction and inputs from our customers, developing work plans (schedules, budgets, resource and task management, and customer communication) and driving the AeroTEC Team to meet customer goals and deliverables (on-time and on-budget).

The Program Manager’s responsibility consists of supporting management of AeroTEC programs through the program lifecycle to achieve or surpass the capability, schedule, and financial performance of customer programs. This position acts as primary customer contact for a program’s status, deliverables and cross-disciplinary technical leadership, across a multitude of external contacts and internal team members to ensure customer requirements and expectations are met. Program Managers may also be responsible for overseeing the similarity review process to ensure aircraft components meet certification requirements. This role requires the significant exercise of independent discretion and judgment in matters of significance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
Communicate with potential client to determine scope of project for desired services, timeline and cost sensitivity.
Conduct internal reviews to determine program staffing to ensure technical skills are paired with technical needs at the appropriate time.
Create business proposals including schedule, deliverables, and cost.
Provide business proposals to potential clients and negotiate terms.
Finalize business proposals including ensuring contract conditions minimize AeroTEC risk.
Develop control systems that accurately measure progress of schedule, risk, and technical performance and with sufficient time for corrective action should issues arise.
Manage program budget, identify and mitigate potential over-runs before they are realized.
Manage relationship with client throughout project.
Review component qualifications through similarity comparison to ensure they meet certification requirements.

Level Requirements (Minimum):

Four (4) year degree in Engineering or equivalent Technical Program Management experience

5 + years of relevant program management experience
Working knowledge of Part 25 Requirements and Aircraft Certification process desired.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time.
The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Are you looking for a challenge? AeroTEC Inc. is composed of ambitious and motivated professionals and we are looking for other talented individuals to join our team. We offer a unique work environment including insurance benefits (100% Medical & Dental for employee coverage), optional Vision Plan as well as 401K with match. If you think you may be a good fit for our team, please respond with your resume and cover letter.

AeroTEC Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.