Kaman Corporation

  • Program Manager

    Location : Location US-CT-Middletown
    Requisition ID
    Project Management
    Kaman Aerospace
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    4 weeks ago(11/19/2018 5:17 PM)
  • Overview



    The Program Manager will work under the general direction of the Director of Program Management and is responsible for centralized management of development/engineering programs, ensuring that established contractual objectives/requirements are met.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Direct all phases of development/engineering programs from inception through completion. 
    • Monitor the status of programs and schedules to ensure that the milestones and contractual requirements are accomplished. 
    • Where problems occur, coordinate with appropriate functions to determine cause, impact and proper corrective action.   
    • Work with Engineering/Technical Project Lead for all development programs to ensure adherence to schedule, budget and scope. 
    • Lead preparation of project plans, proposals, negotiating statements of work and specifications, monitoring performance to operating budgets and acceptability of terms/conditions within the contract. 
    • Act as primary customer contact for engineering/development programs. 
    • Chair program meetings with customers. 
    • Participate in design concepts, criteria and engineering efforts for product research, development, integration and test.
    • Work in conjunction with Senior Management to develop new business or expand the product line with existing and new customers. 
    • Establish milestones and monitor adherence to master plans and schedules; identify program problems and obtain solutions such as allocation of resources or changing contractual specifications/requirements. 
    • Identify, prepare and implement cost reduction plans and trade studies.
    • Coordinate external communications with customers. 
    • Approve written reports, oral presentations to customers and direct communication with suppliers to resolve purchase item issues in accordance with purchasing guidelines. 
    • Manage program data requirement, ensuring that all contract data requirements are submitted in accordance with contractual requirements.  Establish and maintain programs files in accordance with department guidelines.
    • Direct the submittal of value engineering change proposals. 
    • Conduct and participate in program reviews and meetings and brief attendees on status of corrective actions, expected recovery date and recommendations for improved contractual performance. 
    • Establish and maintain effective communication between functional departments to established schedules and all support departments to facilitate problem identification resolution. 
    • Interface with customers as required. 
    • Serve as liaison between customers and management to ensure customer program requirements, cost and schedule are maintained. 
    • Assist in other activities/projects, as directed. 


    • BS degree in engineering discipline. 
    • Over 7 years up to including 10 years.
    • Broad knowledge of a general technical field such as mechanical, electronic, systems or manufacturing engineering. 
    • Working knowledge of program cost, schedule and technical performance. 
    • Fluent verbal and written skills required.    
    • Demonstrated Program Manager (PM) with a successful track record of managing multiple programs. 
    • Ability to obtain/maintain security clearance.






    All positions at Kaman Aerospace Group require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other US government security regulations. These laws do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, presently, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") and/or otherwise comply with ITAR requirements for access rights to be considered for a position.


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