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Program Manager 2

Inglewood, CA 90301

Posted: 05/31/2023 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: 84303

Job Description

Defense contractor involved with product development and manufacturing of various systems for military aerospace and vehicles in the Los Angeles International Airport area is searching for an experienced Program Manager/Project Engineer.   We support many military prime contractors including Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, BAE, and Raytheon.


Responsible for managing product development with emphasis on accelerating the development cycle and transition into production.  Successfully deliver results to customers to achieve program delivery meeting performance requirements.


Plan project schedules including required resources and implement by deadline

Communicate with internal/external customers and work with functional areas such as Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality to ensure customer needs are addressed and targets are met

Facilitate the process of ensuring that all customer requests/questions are addressed in a timely manner

Liaison with suppliers and sub-contractors-ensure delivery of material to meet compressed development cycle (negotiate and issue Purchase Orders on critical items)

Create/Manage presentations (PDR, CDR, TRR), manage Customer Program deliverables, SDRLS, hardware, reports, etc.

Manage the transition between Development to Production (Product release, drawings/route sheet release, supplier base, etc.)

Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering is preferred) or applicable equivalent experience

7-12+ years' experience in defense, engineering/product development 

Proven history of Product Development from Proposal phase to Qualified Product

Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, specifications

Able to perform a variety of complex tasks with a degree of creativity and adaptability 

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

Experience with MRP/ERP software, preferably SAP

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Team player, motivated to achieve program goals

Able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment (50% time at desk)

Familiar with manufacturing environment including project management, customer interaction, with a focus on continuous improvement

Salary range $115,000 - $145,000 DOE
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