1+ months

Program Manager III

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Lynnwood, Washington 98037

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Program Manager III to join our high-performing Modular Power Team in Lynnwood, WA.  Excellent opportunity to manage New Product Development (NPI) projects for hardware that will be on many of the Space missions for the next decades! 

Crane Aerospace & Electronics' Interpoint® brand offers DC-DC converters and EMI filters with proven performance in the extreme environments of space and defense as well as the high reliability requirements for commercial air and industrial applications. As an industry leader since 1969, the Interpoint brand is known for manufacturing high-reliability power-conversion products and custom hybrids for the aerospace, space, military, medical, industrial, and commercial markets.

Crane’s Program Managers provide leadership and management of cross functional business, technical, and operations teams while assuming accountability for overall success of assigned product development programs.  Program management responsibilities extend from requirements development and estimation through the successful transition to production processing. Including, completion of qualification testing / certification compliance and production readiness reviews.  Program success is measured by execution of the development process and technical solution, accomplishment of schedule milestones, and adherence to recurring and non-recurring cost targets.


  • Proposal Review
    • Review and evaluate technical and business aspects of customer requests for proposals and / or change requests
    • Support and lead elements of customer bid packages and internal project appropriation requests including coordination and review of statement of work, technical proposal requirements compliance, engineering cost estimates, and program schedules
  • Program Planning
    • Create, monitor, and update program plans in sufficient detail which define the required processes / activities of various functional groups to achieve milestones / deliverables within Crane process guidelines
  • IPT Leadership
    • Lead, manage, and motivate Integrated Product Teams (IPT) through effective utilization of personnel assigned to the project from all functional groups within the company
    • Coordinate in-house product reviews with various functional groups to ensure product designs are manufacturable and meet cost targets while satisfying customer specifications
    • Develop and ensure adherence to standard processes and procedures throughout all phases of the program
    • Coordinate with supply chain and operations team members to facilitate the new product introduction process and ensure program hardware delivery requirements meet customer and program needs
  • Customer Coordination
    • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers through frequent oral and written communication
    • Coordinate customer required technical and program progress reviews
  • Scope Management
    • Proactively manage project scope to ensure only what was agreed to is delivered
    • Ensure changes in scope are thoroughly documented and approved through a standardized change management process
  • Cost Management
    • Monitor and control program costs associated with non-recurring engineering activities during all program phases
    • Maintain project team focus on the initial business model and design to cost targets related to recurring product cost
  • Schedule Management
    • Develop and maintain a detailed resource loaded program schedule
    • Ensure all stakeholders understand the program schedule
    • Prioritize resources and tasks to drive milestone adherence
    • Monitor and drive procurement activity to support hardware builds
  • Issue / Risk Management
    • Identify, track, manage, and assist in resolving program issues
    • Identify, manage, and assist in mitigation of program risks (technical, schedule, and cost) through a standardized risk management process
  • Transition To Production
    • Facilitate a complete and orderly transition of the product from the program’s engineering design and development phase to full scale production through a standardized production readiness review process
  • Metrics & Progress Reviews
    • Proactively disseminate project information to stake holders (core team, leadership team, and customers) by defining, collecting data for, and presenting program metrics in a standardized program review / audit process.   Metrics should be centered around program schedule, costs, and completion of program deliverables


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Ten (10) or more years’ experience in Program Management or related project / program management type position, experience in hardware development and highly regulated environment preferred.


  • Proficient in Project Management philosophies and processes.  Possesses sufficient technical aptitude to understand design and production processes related to Crane A&E products, Hybrid and PCBA a plus.


  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills, Results Focus, Customer Service Orientation, Action Orientation, Planning & Organizing, Teamwork & Cooperation, Business Acumen, Decision-Making Skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Project and other PC based office tools.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Engineering or technical discipline preferred. 
  • Some experience in a highly regulated technical field preferred.
  • Manufacturing Operations background a plus.
  • MBA or comparable advanced management degree
  • Formal training in Program and / or Project Management (PMI or equivalent)
  • Experience in engineering product development and certification processes

Employment Eligibility Requirement:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible. As a US Department of Defense contractor we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 


Posted: 2021-03-07 Expires: 2021-04-22

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Program Manager III

Crane Aerospace & Electronics
Lynnwood, Washington 98037

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