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Cubic Corporation Program Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Cubic Transportation Systems

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Cubic Transportation Systems: Cubic offers an opportunity to provide innovative technology for government and commercial customers around the globe, helping to solve their future problems today. We’re the leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide, and the leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and thrive in an innovative environment, we want to talk to you about your next role at Cubic! We are seeking employees inspired by technology, and motivated by the rewards of hard work, commitment, teamwork, quality, integrity, and respect. We invite you to explore opportunities with Cubic.

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Job Summary:

This is a technical design & build Program Management role responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling multi-million dollar fixed-price non-recurring engineering programs, with the focus of delivering payment and information solutions and related services for intelligent travel applications, such as rail, subway, and bus, for major municipalities specific to automated toll-fare collection programs applicable to the Cubic Transportation Systems company. The primary focus for this position is to serve as the customer-facing Program Manager for major municipalities with primary focus in the Washington DC region. The position is preferred to reside in the DC Region but travel will be expected 10%-20% to the CTS headquarters in San Diego.

The Program Manager is responsible for both managing the customer relationship and expectations per the contractual boundaries as well as the overall health of the program’s execution pertaining to system development, ensuring that engineering solutions are proposed, implemented and delivered to the agreed scope, budget, and schedule. Strict adherence to program cost controls through earned-value management is required.

Experience in product or system solution development pertaining to fare collection and bank transactions a plus. This position will be required to provide program leadership and positive customer relationship with minimal oversight, operating with significant independence and minimal supervision. Willingness and desire to proactively motivate and drive a toward common results and tackle issues immediately is a must.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for using best practice PMO methodology to create a project management plan to fit the stakeholders/customers’ needs and deliver within budget on desired outcomes

  • Manages, oversees, monitors and approves elements of assigned programs from inception to completion including proposal development, product design, procurement, subcontracting, manufacturing, testing, delivery, installation and acceptance of products, ensuring adherence to budget, schedule and contract requirements

  • Develop and manage complex development schedules with Primavera Scheduling personnel support

  • Ensure on-time delivery of the deliverables across program

  • Manages the customer and the customer expectation, including the boundaries of scope control with the customer and customer expectation is a must

  • Develops and maintains a project risk register and successfully manage program risk and ensures risk exposure is minimized and mitigated

  • Conducts program coordination meetings and participate in program reviews

  • Plans and ensures resources are available for programs such as engineering, manpower, production, computer support and facilities

  • Ensures that scope creep, communications, and quality are carefully managed

  • Works with finance team to determine appropriate cost settlements, monitors receivables, and increase overall profitability for the program

  • Owns and presents program status to executive leadership team on a monthly basis

  • Creates partnership with internal customer (Product Development Program Management) and stakeholder, including Global and Regional Product Managers (Product Lifecycle Owners)

  • Proactively confronts issues openly and quickly

  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors and peers

  • Able to communicate at all levels in the customer and internal organization

  • Possesses the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change, but flexible to adapt to current processes

  • Builds expert knowledge in our industry and conveys knowledge to others

  • Evokes creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas to fruition

  • Helps to determine new, creative ways to employ teams on projects and distribute responsibilities

  • Works across the organization to share lessons learned and best practices

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Four-year college degree, or equivalent, in electronic, software or mechanical engineering or related technical discipline, plus eight years of related technical or engineering experience.

  • Project management, program management, or other supervisory responsibility on high risk and/or high value programs is preferred.

  • Advanced engineering degree or MBA is preferred.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is highly recommended.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.

  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional program teams.

  • Proven understanding of engineering, operations (procurement, subcontracting, and manufacturing), system integration and test, quality assurance, configuration management, logistics, contract administration, standard business practices, finance, and the relationship of programs within a portfolio.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, make presentations and conduct negotiations with customers, subcontractors, and vendors.

  • Effective interpersonal skills to interact in sensitive and/or complex situations.

  • Requires knowledge of government procurement, contracting, and standards and specifications.

  • Must be available for travel, both domestic and international; travel expected to be between 10% and 20% with primary travel going to CTS headquarters in San Diego.

The description provided above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Duties, responsibilities and requirements may change over time and according to business needs.

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Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS).

At Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) we provide networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security and commercial missions and is a leading provider of live, virtual, constructive and game-based (LVC-G) training solutions for the U.S. and allied forces.

Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) is a leading integrator of payment, information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Our mission is "Intelligent travel made real," it means that CTS empowers people on the move, throughout the world, by applying intelligent systems to address the serious problems of demand and congestion. Today we have leading products in fare collection, mobile, traffic control and traffic management.

As our world and our customers look to recover and reopen in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to advance transportation's role in creating resilient cities that promote excellence, prosperity and equity. While there are meaningful challenges in the short term, our customers' needs to address mobility challenges with innovative technology remain a priority and a necessity. We are forging ahead with our roadmap to deliver revolutionary transport management solutions to cities around the globe. We prioritise product development and this, alongside our existing market-leading portfolio of traffic solutions positions us well to tackle these challenges.

Cubic is proud to have a presence in over 60 countries and employ over 6,000 people worldwide. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer. We are committed to ensuring a workplace free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, military or veteran status, and any other basis protected by applicable law.

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