Deputy Program Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-321904
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/07/2021
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 05374
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Job Description


The Deputy Program Manager works programs of varying complexity with a focus on cost, schedule performance, and business growth on assigned program here at KUAS.



  • Defines program/project objectives, creates and maintains program plan/schedule, and directly manages program budget to meet established company and customer objectives.
  • Issues project instructions and controls changes to project scope and designs in compliance with established quality system.
  • Ensures that the program/project team achieves objectives for scheduling, engineering, quality, and cost control.
  • Breaks work down into manageable tasks required to meet the objectives of the program/project and customer, which includes the assigning and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ensures satisfaction of all contractual and Statement of Work (SOW) requirements.
  • Establishes a risk management program, and ensures all risks are mitigated.
  • Reports program status and performance, as required by contract or management.
  • Interfaces with the customer and other company personnel on technical, production, and procurement issues.
  • Coordinates the cost estimates (labor & material) associated with out of scope activities or future work.
  • Responsible for managing root cause analysis efforts on nonconforming product for assigned projects; troubleshoots problems with production and takes corrective action.
  • Keeps customers informed of program schedules and status.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data, using computer.
  • Coordinates and leads meetings as required to plan and communicate all aspects of assigned projects.
  • Works with other internal departments to develop a resource allocation plan.
  • Establishes the earned value baseline.
  • Establishes and monitors program metrics.
  • Grows existing programs to increase revenues.
  • Monitors program performance, formulates and takes corrective actions to mitigate deviations to the program plans and alert management of potential problems when necessary.
  • Coordinates with multiple major contractors and/or Government user.
  • Supports subcontractor development efforts, including delivery management.
  • Works within the company to ensure program quality assurance performance.
  • Manages the integration and testing of hardware and software.
  • Works with other internal programs and program managers to help develop a mutual resource allocation plan.
  • Works with contracts personnel to identify out of scope activities and ensure contract deliverables are met.
  • Oversees the receipt, assembly, test, and quality of deliverable hardware to customers.
  • Follows safety precautions.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.
  • Communicates and represents the Company professionally with all levels of internal and external personnel.



  • May have supervisory responsibility for support staff as assigned.

Experience and Skills




  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules and procedures.

  • Understanding of and experience working with FAR/DFAR and Contract requirements

  • Excellent customer relationship development and management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functionally to meet program/project requirements.
  • A high degree of innovation and creativity.

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Proven track record in a high variety, low volume manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of the marketplace and customer needs, objectives and expectations.
  • Ability to provide effective direction, leadership and team building.
  • Demonstrated abilities to plan, prioritize and delegate work assignments.
  • Skills and abilities to provide technical and administrative guidance for activities in defined scope of responsibilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Ability to develop program strategy and goals in alignment with overall company objectives.



  • Working knowledge of ISO9001/AS9100 requirements.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a complex development environment.

  • Familiarity with contract provisions applicable to contracts and subcontracts.

  • Strong working knowledge of business financial systems / processes.

  • Leadership experience in the aerospace industry.

  • Strong Earned Value Management (EVM) experience.
  • Hands-on skills in the areas of desktop computer applications (MS Office), proposal development, and the opportunity management process.






  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Business.
  • Program Management Professional Certification.
  • Detailed understanding of doing business with the US Gov’t and DoD customer especially with aerial target systems or flight operations.

  • Minimum 3 years Program Management experience, ideally in support of Department of Defense contracts. (in lieu of a the educational requirements, a minimum of 10 years directly related Program Manager experience in support of DoD contracts may be considered).
  • Required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 



  • Office and/or Manufacturing environments.

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).

  • Standing, walking, lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs.
  • May work extended hours or weekends.

  • May work in non-temperature controlled environments.



  • 0-25% May be required between KUAS locations, internationally and or domestically.