Senior Program Manager

Cubic Transportation Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 29 days ago

Business Unit:

Cubic Transportation Systems

Company Details:

At Cubic we’re changing the way people travel – to work, to school, to wherever they want or need to go, and home again. Come join our team of data experts as we build innovative technologies and leverage the latest data science techniques to tackle transportation’s most pressing challenges. As a global company our work impacts the lives of millions of people around the world in cities like London, New York, Sydney, and many more. Cubic is the analytics center of excellence and we are using data to optimize transit networks, reduce road congestion, improve the travel experience, and minimize each city’s carbon footprint.

You will collaborate with a diverse group of talented professionals who are as passionate about their work as you are, and are committed to delivering only the highest quality solutions. We are an agile team and this means you’re empowered to deliver the best results, have the opportunity to influence all aspects of the business, and know that each contribution you make is significant. In an industry where Cubic is a world leader, we’re driving a paradigm shift in how transportation services are planned, delivered, and consumed to better meet the needs of an increasing and ever-more concentrated urban population. Don’t take a backseat. Join Cubic and be instrumental in driving the future of travel.

Job Details:

Job Summary:

Responsible for the management, performance and completion of single or multiple high technology programs that require the development (hardware and software), manufacture, and test of electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Assures that contractual obligations are met within assigned budget and schedule. Primary contact with customer on assigned programs that generally have a total value of $15-$50 million. Assignment will generally be to higher risk, higher value programs with responsibility at the total system level. This position typically works under limited supervision and direction. Incumbents of this position will regularly exercise discretionary and substantial decision-making authority.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages multiple programs in accordance with contracts and policies, procedures and department instructions.
  • Ensures that contracts are met in the most efficient and profitable manner.
  • Serves as primary contact for customers.
  • Leads program execution to meet technical performance within cost and schedule.
  • Manages, oversees, monitors and approves all elements of assigned program activities from inception to completion including proposal development, product design, procurement, subcontracting, manufacturing, testing, delivery, installation and acceptance of products.
  • Plans and directs integration of cross-functional program teams that represents various organizations within the Company.
  • Effectively manages major programs ($10M or greater in sales) within a project or matrix organization.
  • Performs program financial management to ensure that profit is earned and cash is collected.
  • Performs Earned Value management tasks.
  • Actively performs risk management and pursues risk reduction on assigned programs
  • Identifies program issues with sufficient lead for timely resolution.
  • Works to grow the program through contract changes and preplanned product improvements.
  • Develops proposals for new business.
  • Reviews and approves technical approach, feasibility and cost estimates.
  • Leads proposal preparation, statements of work and specifications, estimation of product/service costs, negotiation and administration of contracts.
  • Participates in marketing new technology, developing potential new business, and responsible for obtaining follow-on business in conjunction with Business Development.
  • Mentors program managers in successful execution of programs.
  • Travel: one week/month
  • Customer facing time: 25%. Internal leadership: 75%.
  • Strong communication skills required, to include internal reporting (Project Reviews, weekly reviews in various templates) as well as external reporting (monthly, contract letter-writing).
  • Strong schedule management - experience with Primavera P6 preferred.
  • Understanding/experience in product management and product marketing preferred

Minimum Job Requirements:

Four-year college degree, or equivalent, in electronic, software or mechanical engineering or related technical discipline, plus a minimum of ten years of related technical or engineering experience including seven years of project engineering/management, program management or other supervisory responsibility. Advanced engineering degree or MBA is desirable. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desirable. Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. Proven ability to lead cross-functional program teams.

Proven understanding of engineering, operations (procurement, subcontracting, and manufacturing), system integration and test, quality assurance, configuration management, logistics, contract administration, standard business practices, finance, and the relationship of programs within a portfolio. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, make presentations and conduct negotiations with customers, subcontractors, and vendors. Requires knowledge of government procurement, contracting, and standards and specifications.