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CAE USA INC Program Manager in United States

Role and Responsibilities


This position plans, organizes, and controls an assigned program from management of the proposal through program life cycles to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial, and corporate growth objectives by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This intermediate-level program management position is responsible for managing intermediate to complex proposals and programs

  • Provide financial and technical justification for program definition and functioning

  • Prepare program development objectives and schedules for all phases of program development and introduction to market

  • Responsible for managing assigned programs. Monitor and manage day-to-day progress of programs

  • Coordinate and develop program plans

  • Coordinate and develop financial plans for programs

  • Coordinate and develop marketing plans for programs

  • Collaborate daily with a wide variety of functional areas such as finance, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to meet or beat cost, schedule, and performance goals

  • Manage the program's performance to the program plans

  • Participate in overall program management discipline evolution within the organization

  • Conduct marketing analysis to develop program definitions

  • Lead the production of viable cost proposals in response to customer demands and marketing trends

  • Act as capture team leader for simulation products and services to produce FAR- and DFAR-compliant proposals

  • Participate in key negotiation situations for the program

  • May be responsible for marketing new technology or follow-on business acquisition

  • Oversee program budgets and schedules

  • Analyze and resolve simple and moderately complex problems using project management tools

  • Provide technical expertise and training to other departments in support of program

  • Collaborate with a wide variety of functional areas such as engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and operations to develop and provide program definitions responsive to customer needs and marketing opportunities

  • Support the development of competitive analysis materials comparing program with its key competitors

  • Conduct market research and identifies and tracks market trends in company's industry

  • Establish dealer networks and creates and manages alliances with manufacturers

  • Identify partnering opportunities for complementary third-party products to broaden company's product line

  • Maintain communications and contacts to collect and analyze technical, financial, schedule, and sales information for current and future programs

  • Develop and maintain a prioritized list of customer and market requirements for products

  • Advanced knowledge of the manufacturing/ engineering market in flight simulation and training

  • Experience working with military customers and products

  • Prepare, conduct, and run medium to large technical and management meetings with internal and external customers

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent.

  • Minimum of four years of program experience and three years managing programs. Experience managing contracts valued from $7-20M.

  • Strong knowledge of program budget and schedule development and management.

  • Knowledge of flight simulator market.

  • Experience managing the development of proposals.

  • Able to communicate both verbally and in writing, with good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or Board of Directors.

  • Advanced mathematical skills are required. Possess complex financial managerial skills to include budgetary and proposal activities. A basic knowledge of accounting is mandatory.

Preferred Skills

  • Graduate level coursework is desired in a technical field or equivalent.

  • DoD contracting experience and/or experience working with Federal Acquisitions.

  • Working knowledge of the FAR/DFAR.

  • Possess financial skills to optimize profitability

  • Able to reason, plan, direct, and evaluate situations to make appropriate recommendations and take actions beneficial to the program and the company as a whole.

  • Able to demonstrate leadership ability with complex reasoning and problem solving abilities.

  • Must display tact and self-discipline necessary to interface effectively with customers, vendors, and all levels of management, employees, and the general public.

Preferred Certification

  • PMP Certification

Security Responsibilities

Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.

  • Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.

Work Environment

  • Ability to travel extensively, nationally and internationally, for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to handle essential duties and responsibilities worldwide.

  • Work will be performed in an office environment

  • Work will require activities to be performed in a simulator high-bay environment periodically

  • Work will require activities to be performed in a simulator computer lab periodically

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to operate personal computer, communicate via telephone.

  • Ability to work many hours under pressure.

  • Ability to travel extensively worldwide

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

As part of Executive Order 14042, you may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4, 2022. CAE USA will consider employee requests for exemptions to the vaccination requirements based on medical/disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. All requests will be reviewed in accordance with applicable laws and must be approved by CAE USA prior to employment.

CAE USA Inc. is an EOE/AA employer and gives consideration for employment to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here EEO is the Law poster ( .

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value "One CAE", we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.