Systems Engineering Technical Manager
Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems
Posted on: December 3, 2018
Basic Qualifications Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations. Department of Defense Secret security clearance obtainable within a reasonable amount of time after 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 Systems Engineering Technical Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This position provides 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. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholdersUnderstands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the projectResponsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelinesLeads a group of engineers and technicians as assignedDirects, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies on a single project Participates in continuous process improvement effortsActively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plansCommunicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal managementDeals regularly with support functions outside project within the divisionRegular contact with section manager and some contact with upper level division management Works performed without appreciable direction Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativityUnderstands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the projectReceives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)Expected to manage work, set objectives and meet commitments for self and othersDelegates assignments to others for developing solutions KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Skilled at executing complex tasksKnowledge of Model-based Engineering desiredEffectively encourages trades across technical, contract and program domains of project Excellent ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actionsExcellent motivational skillsSelf-directed/ self-starting ability Excellent ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staffExcellent ability to engage in continuous learning Excellent ability to communicate with managers and teammatesWorks collaboratively with resources external to the functional or program teamResponsible for establishing and achieving operational objectives for a moderately complex function, program or program scopeExpected to integrate complex activitiesExcellent proficiency at all responsibilities associated with the positionTypically has excellent experience in this area of expertiseWorking knowledge of Agile methodology and ability to mentor team as wellExperience with coaching/mentoring teams in System Engineering lifecycle skills 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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