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Senior Project Manager

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required. Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The selected candidate's primary focus will be in support of Production efforts for tactical and auxiliary systems for Shipboard programs used in our nation's strategic deterrent and will work with other PMs and integrated product teams to direct all Production phases of current programs. The selected candidate will also work directly with the Strategic Systems Program (SSP) Special Project 23 (SP23) Branch Program Managers to assure successful accomplishment of the SP23 mission and initiatives. The Sr. Project Manager will enhance his/her skill set by working with a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

As aspiring leaders, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) believes there are several enabling behaviors which will influence your success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of likely success (or difficulty), and will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader, and will serve to build trust from your teams, your customer, and the organization. These behaviors are:

  • Develop yourself
  • Develop others
  • Be a team player
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful
  • Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around you
  • Operate at the right level and deliver on your commitments
  • Think and act strategically
  • Confront reality
  • Take reasonable, managed risks It is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenants so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.
    • Develops & implements product strategies and roadmaps for a specific production programs
    • Plans, monitors, and controls assigned programs in accordance with current company policies, common processes, and contract terms and conditions, with the highest ethical standards
      • Executes contracts balancing technical objectives with cost and schedule while ensuring highest quality and meeting all contractual obligations
      • Identifies and supports advance concept efforts in support of Submarine business area strategic plans and objectives
        • Analyzes markets and drives/maintains product acceptance in the market by integrating the work of research and development, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and service functions to solve market problems to meet corporate business objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and time-to-market to meet corporate business objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and time-to-market
        • Maintain positive customer satisfaction with direct contact and day-to-day interactions
          • Interfaces with SSP customer to gain and maintain market specific knowledge and understanding of the production program products use in the field to formulate their requirements in a Market / Product Requirements Document
          • Works with marketing team in activities related to the production programs including competitive analysis and pricing, product requirements, development of marketing materials, and analysis of market trends
          • Uses production proposal, plans and strategies to develop, define, and implement cohesive, integrated program, subcontractor, and material plans that achieve overall current and long term objectives of the program, business unit, and division
            • Strive for commonality and efficiencies both within assigned programs and across the spectrum of other SSP programs
            • Authorizes the production work, organizes interdepartmental activities, and tracks work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedules
              • Develops WBS and WBS dictionary as baseline for scope definition and effective integrated cost/schedule management of the production programs
              • Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on production programs, identify risks, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to production project teams
              • Works with the engineering and operations team to ensure appropriate alignment of resources to attain production programs goals
                • Collaborates with the functional organization to maximize use of resources across the GDMS business and maintain a stable work force
                • Supports customers on technical questions regarding the production programs
                • Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
                • Review management indicators (including program risks) and proactively indicate corrective action when data indicates that intervention is needed
                  • Balances production programs plans, risks, and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
                  • Identifies scope changes and develops production programs positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
                  • Responsible for the profit and loss of production programs
                    • Provides expertise and leadership on Earned Value Management Organization, Planning, Scheduling, Budgeting, Analysis and Management Reports.
                    • Provides detailed forecasts and result analysis involving SSP Financial Management Benchmarks.
                    • Forecasts production programs completion as required based on performance trends
                    • Support business development by developing accurate and complete Bid and Proposals that are responsive to customer requests and achieve business objective
                      • Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
                      • Leads customer negotiations for production programs
                      • Develops customer relationships and develops new business within production programs
                      • Champion and support cost saving initiatives using Six Sigma processes.Education/Experience:
                        • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience - required
                        • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills - required
                        • Submarine Systems Production experience -required
                        • Familiar with Nuclear Safety Requirements and processes - preferredOther Job Requirements:
                          • Secret Clearance - preferred
                          • Demonstrated experience in a matrixed organization, motivating non-direct reports to meet program objective - preferred.
                          • Demonstrated experience communicating technical, schedule, and financial information to customers - preferred.
                          • Ability to translate customer requirements into program planning, scheduling, and task allocations - required
                          • Willingness to travel - required
                          • Knowledge of GDMS business processes and program management tools - preferred
                          • Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) relationship - preferred

                            Target salary range: USD $115,600.00/Yr. - USD $125,100.00/Yr. This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. Company Overview
                            At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world's most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what's possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/VeteranABOUT GENERAL DYNAMICS IN PITTSFIELD, MACome work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also a recreation hub with mountains for hiking or mountain biking, multiple lakes, ski areas, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer. Boston and New York City are both less than a 3 hour drive away.

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