Program Manager

Our R&D Systems department at Cobham Satcom's R&D/Production facility in Concord, California, is currently on the lookout for a seasoned Program Manager with a strong background in system development. This role is integral to our operations and demands a candidate with exceptional technical acumen, superb communication skills, and a knack for swiftly troubleshooting and resolving program-related challenges.

As the Program Manager based in Concord, you'll be at the forefront of our site's program initiatives, liaising closely with our core program team situated in Denmark. Additionally, you'll collaborate extensively with our local partner in Concord, fostering strong working relationships and ensuring seamless coordination across all program activities.

Basic function The Program Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of products and product upgrades. Coordinates departmental or cross-functional teams, focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products. Monitors the project from initiation through delivery including planning and directing schedules and monitoring budget/spending. Organizes cross-functional activities, ensuring completion of the project (i.e. product) on schedule and within budget constraints.

Other tasks - but not limited to, are:

  • Management of all cost, schedule, and execution of assigned programs, as well as customer communication and satisfaction Manages the development and implementation of new products and product upgrades
  • Works closely with Sales, Purchasing, Planning, Engineering and Manufacturing on design, build, testing, and production of new products and product upgrades
  • Plans and directs timelines, monitors spend / budget, and leverages resources from across the company
  • Responsible for conducting Program status meetings, program reviews, financial tracking and communicating program metrics, as required.
  • Develops, maintains, and executes risk and opportunity management IAW best practices.
  • Has responsibility for ensuring the compliance of the product to the initial system requirements.
  • Must adhere to and support the company’s Safety Health & Environmental (SHE) program
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As our Program Manager at Cobham Satcom, your qualifications should ideally be:

  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field is required; MBA desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of previous experience as a Project Manager (PJM), or 3 years as a Program Manager (PM), in a relevant technical field is required;
  • Experience in a development environment where electro-mechanical devices are designed, developed, produced, and fielded is required.
  • Prior knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Modems, and similar technologies is highly desired.
  • Experience in working with customers and representing the company to the customer community is necessary.

In order to successfully fill the duties of the position, the candidate will report to the facility in Concord, CA. Remote working opportunities are available when properly scheduled and coordinated with team members, and as permissible by the phase of the program. The working environment is in an office setting and open factory environment.

Applicants selected for this role must be U.S. work authorized. This is a full-time/part-time position, and the role is based at the Cobham Satcom site in Concord, California.


Cobham Satcom is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham Satcom to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

If you have questions regarding the role, please contact Lead Recruiter, Shafiq Shahrani at We encourage candidates to apply at the first given chance as we will process applications and call in for interviews continuously.

Please be advised that successful candidates are to present their criminal record and go through the security clearance before commencing employment with Cobham Satcom.

Your future workplace

We are a global telecommunication company developing technology that keeps people safe and connected on land and at sea when it matters the most. We are a growing, global tech company with a vision of being the leader in remote connectivity. Our solutions bring the internet on the move no matter where, and our solutions are trusted and used where communication is critical or terrestrial infrastructure is inadequate, such as refugee camps, disaster areas, or far out at sea.

It inspires our approx. 500 employees worldwide as we work to solve tasks with a strong sense of team spirit and are part of a diverse and multidisciplinary environment in our organization.

It will be an exciting and rewarding journey, so if you are up for a challenge, we hope to hear from you.

Application deadline3 Mar 2023
RecruiterShafiq Shahrani
LocationConcord, California
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Cobham SATCOM is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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