Director, Program Management

Requisition ID:  120303
Business Unit:  Engine Systems San Diego (3325)

San Diego, CA, United States, 92121

We are a global leader in the research, design, integration, manufacture, certification, and lifetime service of flight control, hydraulic, fuel and inerting, fluid conveyance, thermal management, lubrication, and pneumatic systems and components for aerospace and other high-technology markets. We support the world’s aircraft and aero engine manufacturers, providing a century of experience and innovation for commercial and military aircraft. 

Joining our team means you’re helping to deliver our purpose of ‘Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow’. A career at Parker Meggitt offers boundless potential for professional and personal growth. You will work alongside the brightest minds in the world, help develop innovative technology and products and contribute to our company’s goal of solving the world’s greatest engineering challenges.

We have succeeded in employing the top talent in the industry by focusing our hiring efforts on the individual, not the job description. If you are an inquisitive thinker with great ideas and a desire to succeed, we will find the perfect spot for you on our team.


Job Designation

  • The Program Management Director will lead the program management function for a business or a group of businesses.
  • The Director of Program Management will oversee several related programs and ensure the overall goals are met.
  • Creates and revises programs, develops policies and guidelines, and ensures compliance with government regulations and management objectives.
  • Partners with all internal functions responsible for product design, production, delivery, and support of product(s) assigned.
  • Works with customers to ensure satisfaction and promotes customer relationships with Parker Meggitt.    

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Leads the program management function for a business or a group of businesses to achieve overall goals and objectives
  • Provides strategic oversight and business direction across the decision-making roles and responsibilities within all assigned new programs
  • Creates and revises detailed program plans, policies and guidelines; ensures compliance with government regulations and management objectives
  • Collaborates and partners with other internal functions to accomplish product design, production, delivery and support of products
  • Ensures the consolidation of product requirements and development of relevant documents for internal and external use
  • Oversees the development of ROI analyses, opportunity business plans and product development road maps based on specific customer service requirements
  • Seeks to create operating profitability against budgeted standards
  • Directs managers interactions with internal marketing and external sales teams to pursue new opportunities emerging from existing programs
  • Manages risks on program level and ensure appropriate risk management on commercial, projects and in-service level
  • Leads and directs work for team of employees as defined by business needs
  • Manages staff selection, performance, development and training processes to ensure team competencies and capabilities to reach the business goals and expectations
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary

Job Specifications

Education: a Bachelor's Degree from a 4-years University is required for this role | a Master's or MBA Degree is preferred
Years Experience: Min 10 years of relevant experience and Aerospace Manufacturing experience


  • Solid experience with project management methodology
  • Possess a strong technical background to understand and evaluate the technical specifications, requirements, and capabilities associated with the program
  • Exceptional leadership and strategic thinking capabilities, along with the ability to interface with cross-functional disciplines, using excellent interpersonal skills to drive tasks to completion  
  • Self-motivated with problem-solving and decision-making skills      
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities and projects
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to develop clear and detailed plans
  • Please note that the salary range information is only applicable for California. Compensation is based on a variety of factors, candidate experience, qualifications, location as well as market and business considerations. Pay Range: $170K - $250K (DOE)

Parker Meggitt is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and beliefs define who we are as a business. We strongly believe that building a culture of respect and appreciation, will give everyone the opportunity to recognize their full potential.

Parker Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, or 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.

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