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Senior Project Manager (Security Clearance required)

Company: General Dynamics - Mission Systems
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: December 2, 2018

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. 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 has immediate opening for a Project Manager to join our team. The selected candidate will lead skilled, collaborative teams to manage the cost, technical, and schedule execution of the activation and support of complex US Navy security systems at locations across the country, with key locations in Georgia, Washington, and Massachusetts. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, selected candidates will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues.-- The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.--REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Under the mentorship of experienced Program Managers, the Project Manager will be responsible and accountable for the complete performance of contracts in their care. They will coordinate across engineering, manufacturing, contracts, subcontracts, and finance teams to ensure the successful execution (on cost and schedule) of multiple projects at any given time. --They will also support the Program Managers and Business Segment Director by planning and monitoring financial commitments made by the business segment to General Dynamics Mission Systems including workload/orders/sales/earnings forecasting, and material planning. Additionally Project Managers support the development of new scope proposals to the Customer.-- --Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership behaviors, a sophisticated understanding of budget management, and the ability to successfully manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems programs. Must also have a strong desire to learn and grow as a Project or Program Manager, and a willingness to take on new challenges.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:--Represent GDMS externally to the government customer, including discussions on scope, performance and any necessary corrective actions.Support business development by developing accurate and complete Bids and Proposals that are responsive to customer requests and achieve business objectives.Support planning efforts of assigned programs in accordance with current company policies, common processes and contract terms and conditions, with the highest ethical standards.Monitor the performance of all contract line items and make recommendations for contractual notifications and forecast funding solutions to allow work performed under the contract to continue uninterrupted where possible.Manage control accounts within assigned scope of work using earned value principles and tools. Review business indicators (including program risks) and proactively indicate corrective action when data indicates that intervention is needed.Strive for commonality and efficiencies both within assigned programs and across the spectrum of other programs within the business.Champion and support cost saving initiatives using Six Sigma processes.KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Ability to negotiate win-win solutions Proficient knowledge of company products, competitive products and servicesProficient knowledge of target customer marketsOutstanding relationship management and marketing skillsAbility to perform product demonstrations and training for salesAbility to develop marketing material for the productTechnical understanding of product(s)Proficient knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorizationAbility to use proposal plans and strategies to implement executable, cohesive program plansAbility to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS DictionaryProficient understanding of basic philosophy of program schedules, risk areas, slack time, and critical pathProficient ability to generate cohesive project plansProficient ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedulesProficient ability to identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trendsProficient ability to understand and analyze project financial dataAbility to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirementsProficient understanding of the fundamentals of risk and opportunity management and ability to apply them to projectsProficient ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectivesExceptional verbal and written communication skillsAbility to make sound, proactive decisionsAbility to develop and execute proposal plans and strategiesProficient understanding of value propositions and ability to make effective trades within project trade spacesSkilled in the development and implementation of product/project strategy and tacticsProficient in MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPointMay be required to travelPREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Knowledge of industry standard finance, contracting, and subcontracting processesProficiency using program management tools, including understanding requirements and reporting through EVMS toolsetsDemonstrated experience in a matrixed organization, motivating non-direct reports to meet program objectivesExperience with the US Navy and Strategic Systems Programs or a similar process driven, demanding client is preferred-- Company Overview General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.-- With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.-- Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.-- We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. --You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.-- If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!--General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.-- EOE/Disability/Veteran

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