Manager, EAS Program Management

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Lynnwood, WA

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Manager of EAS Program Managment in Lynnwood, WA.

Job Summary:

The Manager of Engineering Applications & Services (EAS) Program Management provides functional oversight of a subset of associates in the Program Management Office and is responsible for PM skillset development, ensures program process compliance, and ultimately is accountable for the schedule, technical, and financial performance of the programs in their portfolio. While individual PMs will be directly reporting into this position, the candidate in this role will also be expected to personally lead programs deemed essential to fulfillment of business objectives. The Manager of Program Management reports to the Group Director of EAS and as such will support the planning and achievement of financial objectives, report program status to company leadership, and interact with suppliers and customers as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Drive tactical management of programs to ensure that they are completed on time and within budget, with deliverables adhering to high standards of quality that fulfill customer expectations. Hold self, team and organization accountable to meet commitment
  • Work with the Program Manager and Integrated Project Team to ensure that program scope is fully understood and documented in a comprehensive Integrated Master Schedule that incorporates all internal and external dependencies and deliverables, tracks resource availability and demand, and identifies and aligns program milestones with contractual need dates
  • Engage with all stakeholders to identify and proactively address program risks and opportunities
  • Ensure necessary and appropriate steps are taken to resolve difficulties which may impede progress or compromise achievement of scheduled milestones. Serve as focal point for customer escalation and issue resolution
  • Analyze resource requirements and constraints to recommend project staffing; create and maintain staffing plans to support current and future work demands and project deliverables
  • Drive adherence to requirements and change management processes throughout program lifecycle. Support submission and negotiation of scope changes, assertions, and claims
  • Develop a strong culture of metrics-based management, continuous improvement and incorporation of lessons learned
  • Develop, implement, and maintain metrics to evaluate PM group performance; report and track against defined KPI’s. Lead periodic reviews of key projects and monitor progress via monthly Program Management Reviews. Ensure accuracy of program status
  • Assist with EAS group and engineering financial management activities in partnership with Finance
  •      Track and confirm accuracy of project costs and submit “Estimate to Complete” projections
  •           Support preparation of project appropriation requests including coordination and review of statement of work, cost estimates, and program schedules. Evaluate the ability to execute projects to meet customer needs within organizational constraints and anticipated risks
  •       Provide leadership, direction, and coaching on project-specific tasks to promote Program Manager skills refinement and professional development
  •       Manage PM group intellectual capital. Responsible for the selection, hiring, training, assignment, development, and evaluation of Program Managers; Build a strong team with complementary strengths; Provide for staff continuity
  •        Any other task assigned by your supervisor or management
  • Minimum Qualifications:


  • 10+ years’ experience in managing PLM projects or similar enterprise digital  applications
  • 5+ years’ experience managing direct reports, or comparable personnel oversight and development


  • Expertise in Program Management philosophies and processes, and the ability to train and educate others as require
  • Knowledge of software maintenance lifecycles; Strong knowledge of enterprise class applications including Teamcenter and Oracle; Strong understanding of underlying application and  infrastructure technologies involved in building and maintaining core product life cycle management systems.  


  • Demonstrated leadership skills, results focus, customer service orientation, action orientation, planning & organizing, teamwork & cooperation, business acumen, decision-making skills; Ability to mentor and direct the efforts of assigned resources.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple assignments and have cognizance of projects managed by assigned resources.
  • Ability to translate product and process requirements in an Aerospace environment into a PLM system, its interfaces and capabilities.
  • Ability and maturity to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of company personnel.
  • Ability to use transactional process improvement techniques through Kaizen, or similar events, to solve complex business problems.
  • Good business sense, with a fundamental understanding of business initiatives and company-wide activities both within and outside of the EAS discipline.
  • Comfort with presenting status to executive leadership, internal and external

Education/Certification: BS degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent with a focus on design and solutions architecture, development & implementation.

  • This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some experience in a technical field preferred, preferably aerospace
  • MBA or comparable advanced management degree
  • Formal training in Program and / or Systems Management (PMI or equivalent)


About Crane:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

Crane Aerospace offers a full line of products for sensing both position (proximity) and pressure of mechanical, flight control and air data systems. All incorporate flight proven, highly reliable technology and are in use on many commercial and military aircraft.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes.  We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

Salary range: $165,000 to $186,000  Several factors contribute to actual salary, including experience in a similar role or performing comparable job responsibilities, skills, training, and other qualifications. Compensation packages also include comprehensive benefits, 401K contribution and match, Paid Time Off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and more. Some roles may be eligible for participation in performance-based bonus programs. You can see a list of our benefits at  or visit our website at   for more information on our company and great opportunities.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check.  FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.