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Technical Program Manager/ Project Manager Job Description


Job Title: Technical Program/Project Manager

Company Overview: [Company Name] is a leading Aerospace and Defense company that designs and manufactures advanced systems and technologies for both commercial and government clients worldwide.

Position Overview: The Technical Program/Project Manager will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and technicians to design, develop, and deliver complex aerospace and defense products and systems. The Technical Program/Project Manager will oversee the entire project lifecycle, from conception to delivery, and will be responsible for managing technical, programmatic, and financial aspects of the project.


  • Manage and lead a cross-functional team of engineers and technicians to deliver products and systems that meet customer requirements and specifications.
  • Collaborate with other Technical Program/Project Managers, Integrated Product Team Leads, and customers to establish technical requirements, develop project plans, and identify risks and opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, budgets, and performance metrics to track progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage and allocate resources, including personnel, equipment, and materials, to meet project requirements and ensure on-time and on-budget delivery.
  • Ensure compliance with industry and company standards and procedures, including safety, quality, and security.
  • Foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the project team.
  • Communicate project status and performance to stakeholders, including customers, program managers, and executive leadership.
  • Manage customer relationships and provide exceptional customer service throughout the project lifecycle.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of [5-10] years of experience in Aerospace and Defense product development, including experience leading cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with project management tools and techniques, including scheduling, cost management, and risk management.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead and motivate a diverse team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations, including FAA, DoD, and ITAR.
  • Experience managing technical, programmatic, and financial aspects of large-scale projects.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity to lead a high-performing team in the development of advanced aerospace and defense products and systems. If you are a motivated and experienced leader with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply for this position.



Clarification of Potentially Confusing or Technical Terminology in the Chief Engineer Job Description


Technical Program/Project Manager:

  • A person who leads a team of engineers and technicians to design, develop, and deliver aerospace and defense products and systems, while also managing the technical, programmatic, and financial aspects of the project.

Cross-functional team:

  • A team that consists of people from different departments or areas of expertise who work together to achieve a common goal.

Aerospace and Defense:

  • A field that involves the design, development, and production of products and systems for the aerospace and defense industries.


  • Relating to the management and coordination of a program or project, including scheduling, budgeting, and resource allocation.

Cost, schedule, and quality:

  • The three primary factors that are critical to the success of a project. Cost refers to the amount of money required to complete the project, schedule refers to the timeline for completing the project, and quality refers to the level of excellence or effectiveness of the project’s results.


  • Adherence to laws, regulations, and industry standards that apply to the work being done.


  • The process of developing new ideas, products, or methods that improve upon existing ones or create entirely new solutions to problems.


  • The Federal Aviation Administration, which regulates and oversees civil aviation in the United States.


  • The Department of Defense, which is responsible for the national defense of the United States.


  • The International Traffic in Arms Regulations, which are regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services.

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