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Program Mgr, Sr

Requisition ID:  97332
Business Unit:  Engine Systems Orange County (3210)

Irvine, CA, United States, 92618

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Engine Systems division brings together a range of abilities to support aero-engine manufacturers including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, Safran and Rolls Royce.

At Meggitt, we have spearheaded pioneering applied research and technology programs to develop next generation turbofan cooling. We create thermal management components which operate reliably in extremes of temperature, pressure and vibration on the engines and airframes of leading military and commercial rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

Together, our Engine Systems division is helping to create the engines of the future.

Job Designation

The Sr. Program Manager directs the overall activities associated with total customer satisfaction and satisfactory financial performance for the development, production, and/or support phases of assigned programs. Includes successful management of scope, cost/resources, schedule, subcontract management, and performance management of various assigned programs(s) and project(s).


**Relocation assistance available**

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall performance on new product introduction (development) programs, assuring that cost, scope and schedule are met and resources necessary to achieve these are appropriately identified and communicated.
  • Provide monthly program/project updates (Program Status Report – Green/Yellow/Red) of current situation relating to contractual milestones and problem/high risk areas (e.g. technical, cost and schedule). Develops and implements corrective action(s) and recovery plan(s) as required.
  • Maintains a risk and opportunity management system where risks, issues and opportunities are identified, prioritized with plans and strategies defined and actioned.
  • Manage organization and leadership of team(s) in a matrix environment
  • Primary company representative and prime customer contact for all assigned programs. Manages the customer relationship, maintaining customer satisfaction, yet assuring that scope is managed appropriately and contract changes are secured where appropriate. All customer questions or problems concerning assigned programs are resolved by the incumbent or directed to the proper functional area and managed for resolution.
  • Supports marketing new business activities by providing the program management section of proposals.  After contract award, coordinates and works with marketing to develop plans and set strategy for achieving follow-on business.
  • Participates in the resolution of technical and commercial in-service issues, especially any issues requiring Customer Interaction and relationship.
  • Participates as a member of the site leadership council
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor degree required, preferably in Engineering or other technical field; post-graduate education (MBA) desirable
Years’ Experience: 10+ years of program management experience, preferably in aerospace or defense industry

  • PMP (Program Management Professional) certification is highly desirable   
  • The position is both administrative and technical in nature. The incumbent must possess a strong technical background to understand and evaluate the technical specifications, requirements and capabilities associated with the program.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and projects
  • Effective motivator and communicator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Project and SAP
  • 10% travel


Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at 1-855-474-7665 or

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