United Technologies Corporation Program Manager in Costa Mesa, California

Job ID: 46705BR

City: Costa Mesa

State: California

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full-Time


Program Manager

Based in Costa Mesa, CA

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is the world's largest provider of building technologies. Its elevator, escalator, fire safety, security, building automation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and services promote integrated, high performance buildings that are safer, smarter and sustainable. UTC Building & Industrial Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.

The Global Security Products group at UTC Climate, Controls & Security develops a comprehensive product portfolio to protect buildings, people and assets; providing innovative security products that include advanced software and hardware, IP solutions, wireless communications, electronic locking systems, and mobile applications. Among its leading brands are Lenel, Interlogix, Supra and Onity offering robust security and life safety systems, and affordable, flexible lock and key management solutions.


Each day, the engineering team is working to meet some of the most unique and exciting global challenges. In order to maintain our role as a global leader, we continue to seek talented, ambitious individuals to join our engineering team. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to apply your technical expertise, then we have a great opportunity for you. We are seeking an innovative, data driven, results-oriented Program Manager to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation. This person leads the program management function in delivering on new product developments, sustaining engineering activities, and executive management communications.


  • Integrates and executes a multi-functional commercialization process to deliver product/system offerings.

  • Creates, assembles and leads a cross-functional team, ensuring that comprehensive functional plans and deliverables are in place.

  • Key communicator of business goals to Project Team, and sets Team performance commitments to those goals.

  • Provides for the timely assessment, planning, and execution of product commercialization.

  • Drives the rigorous use of the UTC passport process to assure that commitments are well defined and met.

  • Manages program risk at all levels and ensures effective contingency planning.

  • Develops and monitors key product, program, and business measures. Agrees on goals and allowable variances on these goals, with the business leaders and communicates progress.

  • Achieves expected and committed product delivery, quality, service, and financial goals. Informs business leaders as soon as an “out of bounds” condition develops. Develops recommendations for dealing with the situation in a timely fashion.

  • Successful completion of the commercialization program consistent with agreed-to measures (i.e., achievement of sales & service goals, customer satisfaction, cycle time, schedule conformance).

  • All elements of the value chain (sales, operations, service, etc.) reach agreed upon goals for the product.

  • Consistency of the product with the “bounding box” parameters.

  • Technology and portfolio leveraging.

  • Product consistent with customer needs and expectations, meets business goals.

  • Delivers consistent, credible communication with Business Unit Supervisors (risks, issues, wins/loses).

  • Utilize tools/resources to effectively manage Business (MS Project, MS Office, Resource Management, HP Quality Center, Rally, Forecast Spreadsheets, and Budget Planning).



  • Strong presentation skills and confidence presenting to, and working with, executives and leaders in other functions and business units

  • Experience with successful deliver of programs to aggressive schedules

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to influence various levels within the organization necessary to achieve project goals

  • Thorough understanding of business processes, with an emphasis on procurement lifecycle, as well as a basic understanding of information systems and the related infrastructure technology areas

  • Demonstrated ability to forecast savings, work, effort, budget, etc.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including managing resources in a matrix environment, ability to build strong relationships, and foster an effective team environment

  • Excellent time and task management skills with ability to provide direction and focus on deliverables

  • Ability to understand, define, and satisfy the business needs – both defined and not yet known – of the procurement community

  • Proficient in MS-Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, and Project)

  • Highly energetic, motivated, and creative

  • Ability to drive initiatives cross-functionally and across multiple divisions

  • Highly process-oriented

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.