Head of Program Management

Whisper Aero

Whisper Aero

Nashville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Our Company

Whisper Aero, a leader in air propulsion technology, focuses on delivering cleaner, quieter, and more efficient thrust solutions. Our team, with over a decade of experience in electric propulsion, includes experts from NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and other industry giants. We pride ourselves on a culture of ambition, creativity, and teamwork, constantly seeking innovative minds ready to challenge norms and drive progress in our field.

About the Role

As the Head of Program Management at Whisper Aero, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation, and tracking of multiple key projects. This role is crucial for ensuring that our projects align with our strategic objectives and are delivered successfully, on time, and within budget.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the program management office, setting its strategy and objectives in line with the company’s overall goals.
  • Oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing projects, including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities.
  • Develop and implement program and project management standards and processes, ensuring consistency and efficiency across the organization.
  • Work closely with project managers and other department heads to ensure effective collaboration and communication on project goals, timelines, and deliverables.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of projects, including project risks, issues, dependencies, and successes, to stakeholders and senior management.
  • Manage the program budget, ensuring resources are allocated effectively and projects are delivered within financial constraints.
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and direction to the project management team.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging innovation and efficiency in project delivery.

Required Qualifications:

  • US Person Status
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in program management, preferably in the aerospace, technology, or related industry.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery and team leadership.
  • Strong understanding of program and project management techniques and methods.
  • Excellent knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles.
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.

Bonus Qualifications

  • PMP, PgMP, or similar project management certification.
  • Experience in managing large-scale, complex projects in a dynamic environment


  • Top-tier Benefits: 100% paid Medical, dental, and vision for employees, 75% paid for dependents
  • PTO & Federal Holidays: Starting at four weeks of paid time off for vacation, sick, and personal days
  • Competitive Salary: Value-based compensation, plus enjoy Tennessee’s no-income-tax life
  • End of Year Bonuses: For eligible employees
  • Paid Lunches: Lunches MWF + drinks and snacks to keep you going throughout the day
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Stipend

Whisper Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. All aspects of employment are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Whisper Aero also participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.