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United Technologies Corporation Senior Program Manager - Customers in Fairfield, California

Job ID: 01360105

City: Fairfield

State: California

Country: United States

Category: General Management

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


HCA09: Interiors (Propulation) -Fairf 3530 Branscombe Road, Fairfield, CA, 94533 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Role Overview:

In this position, you will have a chance to do work that matters, and join the Mission Systems Propulsion team as a Senior Program Manager. You will be responsible for leading a portfolio of programs throughout their life-cycle; from inception to closure. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of leading a cross-functional team in the development and execution of our products and programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Program Managers to ensure execution of cost, schedule, and scope for a portfolio of programs ranging in size and duration for design and development

  • Ensure the Integrated Product Team (IPT) is effective at executing development milestones and deliverables

  • A primary participant in developing the Strategic Operating Plan and Annual Operating Plan

  • Ensure pursuit activity within the portfolio is consistent with the overall Strategic Plan and supports business objectives

  • Participates in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operational budgets, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts to ensure legal compliance and to protect the organization's interests

  • Maintains and presents plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the program(s) both internally and externally to the customer

  • Identifies and addresses program problems and recommends resolutions to ensure the successful completion of programs

  • Leads a robust communication plan with the customer base, ensuring customer feedback is understood and integrated into the execution of programs

  • Establishes key metrics and measures to ensure the performance of all non-recurring and recurring milestones

  • Responsible for the development of a team of Program Managers, including recruitment and retention, development planning, performance management, and training

  • Ensures a Continuous Improvement mentality is prevalent in the organization, actively leading and participating in Lean activities to drive quality and efficiency.

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • PMP certified, or demonstrated project and/or program management experience

  • Prior leadership managing direct teams of 3-5 employees

  • History of managing development programs utilizing an Earned Value Management System (EVMS)

  • Demonstrated lean leadership and continuous improvement bias

  • US citizen or permanent resident (please validate what this statement needs to be)

Educational Requirements:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate discipline and 8 years of relevant experience or an Advanced degree in the appropriate discipline and 5 years of relevant experience. In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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