Program Manager
Arlington, TX 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

Who We Are:

  • CAE Vision: Our vision is to be the worldwide partner of choice in defense and security, civil aviation, and healthcare by revolutionizing our customers' training and critical operations with digitally immersive solutions to elevate safety, efficiency and readiness.
  • CAE Defense & Security Mission: CAE's Defense and Security business unit focuses on helping prepare military customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.
  • CAE Values: Empowerment, Innovation, Excellence, Integrity and OneCAE make us who we are and we strive to make a difference in the world while helping each other succeed.

What We Have to Offer:

  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package and flexibility that promotes work-life balance
  • A work environment where all employees are valued, respected and safe
  • Freedom to succeed by enabling team members to deliver, take initiatives and make decisions
  • Recognition, professional development, advancement and having fun!


This position is responsible for overall program performance including schedule performance, cost performance, and customer affinity by executing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct all phases of the program from requirements analysis, initial planning through all phases to successful product delivery and assure a timely closeout of completed programs to ensure that all obligations are satisfied, and program documentation is properly recorded
  • Support program bid and proposal activities. Ensure that requirements of the request for proposal are met in the preparation and documentation of bids and proposals
  • Actively seek new business and growth opportunities in coordination with business development
  • Develop and implement plans and schedules to execute contracts/subcontracts. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, travel, and purchased services. Report program status to senior management monthly
  • Development and maintenance of the program integrated master schedule to include the internal and external milestones and phases as established by the respective program teams
  • Establish and monitor adherence to program master plans and schedules, identify program problems, obtain solutions, direct allocation of resources
  • Develop and implement corrective action plans when deviations from budgets and/or schedule are evident. Seek senior management assistance in resolving schedule and budget problems as they arise
  • Formally identify, assess, monitor, and mitigate risk throughout the program life cycle. Obtain management approval prior to making decisions that will cause deterioration of established program, cost, and schedule objectives
  • Maintain program financial forecasts, report progress to financial objectives
  • Serve as primary the primary interface with the customer on all matters involving contract execution. Coordinate with other departments on resolution of contractual problems with customer. Coordinate with contracts manager on issues pertaining to contract requirements, changes, and interpretations
  • Ability to clearly communicate program status, issues, risks, opportunities and plans to internal senior management
  • Ensure coordination across multiple programs and/or projects and with other product line leads

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree, Masters Degree preferred
  • PMI Certification preferred
  • Minimum 10 years program management related experience
  • Successful track record in managing complex aerospace/defense programs as a prime or subcontractor to a domestic or foreign military organization (officer or Sr. enlisted) preferred
  • Must be a dynamic and energetic leader that involves other team members in the decision making and change process
  • Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting; experience with metrics for assessing and reporting program progress, productivity, and variance analysis
  • The position requires coordinating and working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills to advise team members and senior management on status and/or actions
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills, including PowerPoint
  • Active Secret security clearance preferred, Secret clearance issuance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment is required - DoD
  • High-energy and self-driven individual that can "make things happen" without a large support organization to depend on daily and knows how to manage his/her time wisely
  • A personality style that is team oriented and has the success of the customer, program, organization, and business as his/her main objective

Security Responsibilities

Must complywith all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment

  • Ability to travel extensively, nationally and internationally, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to handle essential duties and responsibilities worldwide.
  • Work will be performed in an office environment
  • Work will require activities to be performed in a simulator high-bay environment periodically
  • Work will require activities to be performed in a simulator computer lab periodically

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster.

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we're proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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