Program Manager

CAES | Woburn, MA

Posted Date 5/15/2024

Delivering mission-critical, electronic solutions that protect lives. Use your creativity and critical thinking to take our products from concept to customer.

At CAES, we engineer solutions for the world’s most critical missions. We serve customers in the defense and aerospace markets. Seeking a career that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Looking for a position with a company that offers long-term professional advancement? Searching for a place that values a diverse, team-based environment? One that values YOU. Consider CAES.

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CAES Mission Systems, Woburn MA is seeking a Program Manager to lead and direct all phases of multiple, customer focused projects from inception through completion for their assigned portfolio. This role reports directly to the Program Management Lead and is responsible for the preparation of proposals, negotiation of contract requirements, management of multifunctional program teams to achieve contractual requirements, engaging as the primary customer contact for program activities, and the developing and execution of business plans for their assigned portfolio. A dditionally, the successful candidate will lead program review sessions with customers and CAES management to manage and resolve cost, schedule, and technical issues.

If you have experience as a Program Manager we want to hear from you. Join us!



  • Establish executable plans and associate risk mitigations to achieve/exceed the annual business plan associated with Orders, Revenue, Profitability and Cash
  • Define the objectives and strategies of the program, to include strategic and company objectives consistent with customer and contractual requirements
  • Develop and implement effective customer communication plans to provide timely communications, represent the Voice of Customer, build customer relationships, define customer objectives, and manage customer satisfaction
  • Control the timely start and completion of program tasks to assure fulfillment of program cost and schedule objectives
  • Coordinate the creation of action plans with IPTs to achieve contractual obligations
  • Coordinate program activities with cognizant support functions
  • Assure the optimum utilization of manpower and program resources
  • Assure effective management of subcontracts and execution of the program material plan
  • Conduct regular reviews of program performance, evaluating the current and projected status against the approved plan
  • Implement a proactive risk management process
  • Assures regular team identification, mitigation planning and review of program risks, both during the program-planning phase and regularly during program execution
  • Measure and improve program performance through the investigation of improved processes, tools, staff training, facilities and team dynamics
  • Perform regular reviews of task estimates, challenging the team to eliminate wasteful approaches
  • Establish a management reserve to provide resources for unexpected program challenges
  • Implement an effective issues resolution process
  • Assure regular team identification, action planning, closure and review of program issues



You combine a solid program management background in DoD programs. To join us you’ll need:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years' experience in Program Management within the Defense industry; or,
  • Master's degree and minimum 3 years' experience in PM within Defense industry
  • In order to be eligible for this position, you must be a “US Person” under US export laws (or eligible for approval under a U.S. Government export license) as this role requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by US export laws
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 8 years' experience in Program Management within the Defense industry; or,
  • Master's degree and 5 years' experience in PM within Defense industry
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relevant internal and external relationships; established strong customer rapport
  • Experience in successfully driving program performance against business and customer goals
  • Strong financial acumen associated with proposal pricing, contract negotiations and estimate costs at completion.
  • Experienced Program Manager on RF/Microwave programs with the DoD industry
  • Multi-discipline experience in Program Management, Operations Management, Business Development, or Engineering
  • Experience in managing new component or small product/system development programs
  • PMI Certification
  • Active DoD SECRET clearance

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Salary Range: $101,194 - $174,561 annually. Applicable pay within the posted range may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, geographical location, job function of the position, education, and experience of the successful candidate.



We take care of our people and provide competitive health, wealth and wellbeing benefits – from day one. You’ll also discover learning and development opportunities so you can take your career to the next level – and beyond.

Other benefits include:

  • Comprehensive PTO, Paid Holiday and Paid Family Leave Programs.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program & Tuition Reimbursement
  • 9/80 Alternate Work Week Schedule
  • Tailored Management/Leadership Training
  • Innovative Medical Programs, Including Family Forming


CAES is the largest provider of analog and radiation hardened technology for the United States aerospace and defense industry. From human spaceflight and space exploration, to missile defense and electronic warfare, to healthcare solutions addressing COVID-19, our talented team develop high performing electronic solutions that work the first time, every time.


At CAES we welcome differences and celebrate new ideas. We believe the diversity of our people inspires our creativity and drives our innovation. Everyone is welcome here, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please email

Salary101,194.00 - 174,561.00 Annual

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