Program Chief Engineer

Program Chief Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Program Chief Engineer to join our team.


  • Ensures resource demands are communicated to the various disciplines to ensure that projects are staffed to meet Customer commitments;
  • Develops overall program milestones and master schedules for engineering activities;
  • Co-ordinate support to production issues as needed;
  • Ensure and engage in the development of personnel, including mentoring and demonstrating by example;
  • Review and approval of formal program technical communication and documentation with customer;
  • Ensures the development and management of technical risks and develop and executes mitigation plans;
  • Ensures program scope is understood, and identifies overall budgetary needs for successful project execution.


  • Project management experience;
  • PMP certification desirable;
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or technical discipline;
  • Must be a US Citizen;
  • Ability to prepare and deliver key program metrics and internal/external presentations;
  • Gravitas and executive presence to present ideas and status to customers and key stakeholders;
  • Experience running multiple complex projects that include teams from multiple locations and countries;
  • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency;
  • Ability to lead and coach IPT leaders to develop core leadership skills and innovative solutions to problems;
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering;
  • Project management and performance measurement using an Earned Value Management System (EVMS);
  • 12+ years of Engineering experience in the Aerospace Industry;
  • Strong process skills and familiarization with Lean, Agile, ACE, UPPAP, and policy deployment;
  • Ability to travel up to 15% domestic and international;
  • Strategic thinker with a bias for action.