Program Manager, Commercial Structures

Collins Aerospace Chula Vista , CA 91909

Posted 2 months ago

Date Posted:


United States of America


HCA21: Aerostructures - Chula Vista 850 Lagoon Blvd, Chula Vista, CA, 91910 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry all to redefine aerospace.

We are looking to bring on a Program Manager, Commercial Structures to manage a team of intermediate or experienced professionals across multiple functions managing small to medium-sized programs or a single program.

The programs in question will be specific to commercial aircraft doors (pax, service, cargo, etc.). You will develop and implement strategic planning efforts, prepare progress reports and value-stream strategies. You will also recommend solutions for program problems, be accountable for profit and loss, manage multiple vendors and support contract negotiations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead small to medium sized programs or a single program to ensure adherence to program plans, schedules, and budgets for programs under his/her responsibility.

  • Accountable for the P& L of the program to ensure profitability targets are met, and manages a select amount of vendors.

  • Maintain milestones, program plans, schedules and budgets for programs to ensure that the organization's objectives are met.

  • Prepare plans and progress reports relating to business aspects of the program(s), and manages value-stream strategy and progress.

  • Monitor strategic planning efforts for moderate and/or difficult programs.

  • Identify potential problems and recommend solutions, such as allocation of resources, changing contractual specifications, and coordinating responses to customer action items.

  • Support the development of new business growth strategies.

  • Support the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes, including coordinating preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements, operation budgets, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts to ensure legal compliance and to protect the organization's interests.

  • Direct all program phases from inception through completion.

  • Interface with customers for project specifications to ensure successful completion.

  • Manage the contract life-cycle, cost, schedule and performance of company programs or subsystems of major programs.

  • Coordinate the negotiation, proposals, business plans, budgets and contracts for programs.

  • Establish cost focused performance targets and directs work to achieve these targets.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of relevant experience OR
  • Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR
  • In absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required

Basic Qualifications

  • Program Management experience

  • Demonstrated the ability to lead, support and mentor individual team members

  • Able to work in a highly matrixed environment

  • MS Office experience

  • Earned-Value principles

  • Travel up to 25% domestically and internationally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Aerospace experience (commercial doors)

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with MS Project

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace's Aerostructures business is a world leader in the design, manufacture, integration and support of nacelles -- the aerodynamic structures which house aircraft engines. Our nacelle technologies improve fuel efficiency, reduce engine noise and supply critical stopping power when an airplane lands. Today, our innovative nacelle systems are featured on many of the world's newest and most game-changing commercial, regional and business jet platforms. And we're not stopping there: we're working hard to create the next generation of nacelles that are greener, quieter and more efficient. In addition, our Engineered Polymer Products division is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced, high-performance composite and elastomeric structures and products for marine applications. Whether in the air or underwater, we're pushing the limits of innovation. Want to join us on this important journey?

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Ability to buy an additional week of vacation

  • Employee scholar program

  • Funding of courses for pursuing approved certifications

  • Annual Merit and performance review

  • Numerous paths for advancement both within team you join and outside

  • UTFlex program consideration

  • Primary CareTake leave

  • Parental Leave

  • And More!!

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)
  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Program Manager, Commercial Structures

Collins Aerospace