Program Manager 

Colt Canada

Colt Canada

DEPARTMENT: Product Support Engineering

POSITION TITLE:             Program Manager

PAY GRADE:                     6 ($100,000.00/year – $115,000.00/year)

DEPARTMENT:                Product Support Engineering (500)

REPORTS TO:                   Engineering Manager


  • Life cycle management of key internal and customer programs
  • Lead program schedule development, identifying all critical path activities
  • Initial Project Build Plan meetings
  • Lead future project scoping activities (develop generic resource loaded project/program schedule, budget, and risk register)
  • Facilitate team communication meetings and issue regular program updates to program team and senior management
  • Encourage and mentor employees to ensure that the team’s efficiency is maintained at the highest levels
  • Ensure program deliverables are accomplished and documentation is prepared for each program milestone payment
  • Program forecasting – prepare accurate financial and resource forecasts
  • Manage program risks including risk identification and assessment, development of risk mitigation plans
  • As key contact for assigned projects develop and maintain long-term relationships through communication and issue resolution
  • Establish program management standards (structures and templates)


  • 5+ years in large project/program management, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience with RFP and government contact management an asset
  • Experience with Project Management specific tools (MS Project, etc.)
  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering or equivalent in combined education/work experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to take initiative to gather information and solve problems.
  • Must be able to obtain various levels of government security clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a Restricted Possession & Acquisition License
  • Ability to speak French is an asset


  • In person, with some flexibility to work remotely
  • Domestic, and some international travel may be required depending on the needs of the customer


  • 100% company paid benefits
  • Flexible vacation
  • Match pension contributions and Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Regular, company provided, meals
  • Annual performance and wage reviews


Colt Canada provides accommodation in the recruitment process for applicants with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources.

Colt Canada understands the value of having a diverse team and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to employment equity, and encourage all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal Peoples to apply for our career opportunities. Colt Canada strives to create an accessible and inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

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