Program Director - Electronic Warfare

Job Description

Job Summary

Directs, coordinates, plans, organizes, controls, integrates and completes several programs or projects in a major business area typically having average annual aggregate revenue of $50M to $99M. Ensures achievement of financial, schedule, technical and new business performance objectives. Participates in the creation of new business and in the development of strategic and financial plans for the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiates, organizes, plans, authorizes work, manages, controls, manages change and closes out assigned programs according to the company's Integrated Project Management Processes.
  • Develops and establishes procedures and guidelines for daily operation of the assigned programs. Prepares, executes, and revises the Program Plan of Execution.
  • Implements and executes program information management systems and controls in order to carry out program tasks. Determines work schedules, prioritizes tasks and implements procedures for performing work activities. Directs and monitors work results for meeting customer requirements, specifications and quality assurance standards. Evaluates performance of assigned program tasks in terms of quality, cost control and achievement of technical, schedule, performance and contractual objectives. Keeps upper management informed regarding program status and any technical, cost, schedule or administrative problems within programs.
  • Establishes, maintains and promotes good customer relationships. Ensures the coordination of work tasks with customer representatives. Ensures customers are informed on status and progress of assigned programs. Coordinates program reviews and directs the preparation of status and progress reports as directed in the Lifecycle Management Guidelines, the North American Charter for Program Management and the Operational Framework.
  • Identifies and develops new business opportunities. Develops marketing plans and directs the development and preparation of proposals in response to various requests. Ensures that work statements are adequately defined that the staffing requirements are correct. Reviews make/buy decisions and approves the selection of subcontractors. Develops a multi-year plan for Business Area that includes the estimation of customer budgets and a strength, weakness, opportunity and threat (SWOT) analysis of the strategic and tactical approach to business development. Develops input to the company's value plan for assigned area.
  • Supports fact-finding and contractual negotiations with the customer. Represents the company at appropriate customer or sponsor meetings. Ensures the adherence within assigned programs, to the Operational Framework and the attestation to compliance with the appropriate sections of the Operation Compliance Statement.
  • Provides career guidance and counselling to employees on assigned program and provides input into their performance appraisals.
  • Maintains a safe work environment and ensures compliance with safety objectives and policies.
  • Shares responsibility of self-development with immediate supervisor.


  • Typical Education & Experience
    Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience.

    Required Skills and Education
    Problem Solving: Analytical thought needed to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations without supervision.
    Nature of Impact: Routinely impacts quality, timeliness of results, planning and revenues or budget, frequently sets policies and procedures.
    Area of Impact: Primarily Operating Group wide.
    Interpersonal Skills: Communicates sensitive information, modifies beliefs or opinions within a Program or Line of Business.
    Negotiation Skills: Negotiates mainly internally, at higher levels and occasionally with external relationships.
    Project Management: Senior Project/Program team member responsible for work flow which is varied in nature with situations frequently requiring new solutions.
    Specific Requirements
    • Ability to lead and manage a $400m contract with 100+ full-time equivalent heads
    • Strong Subcontract Management skills, ability to manage 4-6 major subcontracts
    • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to form a strong relationship with USG personnel
    • Strong communication skills, ability to brief internal Executive Management and senior USAF/SOCOM personnel


    Preferred Skills and Education
    Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree.
    Preferred Education: Master's Degree preferred.
    Minimum Experience: More than 10+ years of work experience.
    Preferred Experience: More than 10+ years of experience preferred. Strong technical background, understanding of RF Countermeasures and USAF Special Operations Command.

    About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
    BAE Systems Electronic Systems is the global innovator behind game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.


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