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Senior Engineer Manager - Nuclear Weapon Security (NWS)

Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems
Location: Pittsfield
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

Basic Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) a strong background in systems engineering from requirements definition to deployment, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations. CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret security clearance is reqyuired 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 has an immediate opening for a Senior Engineering Manager (SEM), Systems Engineering for the Nuclear Weapons Systems (NWS) programs in the beautiful Berkshires supporting the United States Navy. The position is responsible for managing approximately 160 people in 9 functional units that perform System level design, development and transition to production, System Network Designs and Systems Integration, Test & Training. This position provides career growth while getting an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation's core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. Do you like knowing that your work has life-saving value? Do you like lively debate about a user's optimal experience, or the view of beautiful Berkshire County mountains, slopes, golf course and lakes? Do you like the kind of day where you learn so many new skills that your brain feels like it just ate Thanksgiving dinner? Sound intriguing? GDMS is looking for people like you: smart, creative, and fun. We make systems that are strategic deterrents, secure strategic assets, are surface ship compbatants, and are unmanned vehicles. We make systems that enable collaboration. We make systems that support our men and women in the military and offer insight to researchers and data analysts. We're a passionate, close-knit group of inter-disciplinary thinkers and doers that craft truly one-of-a-kind systems used all over the world, and we do it from our office here in Pittsfield, MA and Field Site locations. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS: The SEM will work across numerous programs. This requires constant collaboration with all business leaders across all functions such as Software, Hardware, Supply Chain Management, Contracts, Finance, Quality and Manufacturing to name a few along with SSP customers and field sites. Success in this position requires the ability to: Lead staffing across all programs, New Business activities including intnernal reasearch and development and proposal work, as well as strategic initiatives Work in concert with the business to define, attract, hire, retain and align the engineering resources needed to grow the Engineering function, the business and meet program commitments Foster a culture which is a positive, trusted, dedicated, high energy, teaching, learning, and fun communnity environment Enable high performance. Provide clear objectives and roles. Remove obstacles and empower people to add value; Responsible for managing people, including performance evaluations, merit recommendations and career counseling Hold self and others accountable for delivering quality products and services within budget and schedule; Ensure that engineers are active in developing risk mitigation plans and managing risk profiles Offer fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and new paradigms to advance our business performance Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers' changing business nedds Lead the monthly Engineering Status Reviews to ensure technical excellence in the execution of programs and to aid in the early identification and resolution of technical problems and risks Provide technical input and function as a sounding board during design and development activities as required. Provides leadership in defining technology, tools, people and process strategy across a technical domain Challenge the status quo in order to achieve a culture dedicated to continuous improvement, best practice and competitive advantages Support new business activities, pursuits and technology strategy maps; Define, shape and manage our technology investment and strategic plans and objectives by working with the business Champion strategies and mentor/coach employees to ensure long term workforce vitality and capabilities Leveage the right capabilities across the enterprise to grow and executive business Be proactive and energetic in the work situation, seeking performance results Effectively communicate company objectives, strategies, and new information to their engineering team; as well as be able to communicate information in a timely and effective manner across levels and positions, both internally and externally Manage and achieve department budgets, goals, staffing requirements, and utilization Be willing to travel as the need arises Ensures process compliance of all engineering activity in areas of responsibility Leadership Expectations: Develop yourself Develop others Be a team player Communicate Effectively Develop and sustain relationships Shape culture and positively impact the morale, and engagement of those around you Operate at the appropriate level and deliver on your commitments Think and act strategically Confront reality Take reasonable, managed risks Knowledge Skills & Abilities Significant leadership skills, especially in Systems Engineering and Field Sites Applies or develops highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts Significant written and verbal communications skills Significant understanding of the proposal process Ability to think creatively Ability to multi-task Significant ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions Significant ability to understand and apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM) Demonstrates and uses a depth of organizational knowledge that results in superior performance in delivery of products, services or proposals to customers or collaboration across functions Expected to integrate highly complex activities within their discipline and accross functional and program boundaries Fully capable of managing work, setting objectives and meeting commitments, and is an excellent team player Has significant experience in Systems Engineering Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship Preferred Degree Types & Experience: Systems Engineering Bachelor's or Master's preferred Have a clear understanding of field activities and how they impact the design and deployment of systems Understanding of the entire Systems Engineering "V" model and previous experience with system tools such as DOORs for Requirements Management Previous management experience required, especially in a DoD environment Preferred experience on Fire Control or Nuclear Weapon Systems, or submarine systems experience, or experience with the Strategic Program Office within the Navy Knowledge of program execution, contract negotiations, earned value and other programmatic skills including tracking of budgets and schedule performance Proven communication skills (written and presentation) including experience in preparing and presenting program, financial and technical status to all levels of the organization and the customers Brings drive, steadiness and clarity to the highly dynamic work environment. Keeps a positive outlook Adapts quickly to unforeseen events, responding resourcefully and flexibly 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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