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Job Ref:  94908351
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Quincy
15/10/2016 05:14
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. 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.

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Program Manager – Autonomous Undersea Systems to join our team in Quincy, MA. The position provides an opportunity to manage and oversee the external programs that support some of our nation's and the world's fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to direct all phases of external company programs that support General Dynamics Mission Systems operations and client work. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Program Manager – Autonomous Undersea Systems 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.

This position is responsible for managing the cost, schedule and technical performance of UUV programs. The Program Manager will be responsible for directing all program phases through completion of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD), to a successful transition to Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), including executive oversight of the planning, scheduling, and budgeting for development, production, deployment, and life-cycle support. Work will include organizing cross functional activities, identifying resources, and managing risk to ensure the correct and timely delivery of all supplies and services specified in the contract. The Program Manager – Autonomous Undersea Systems will serve as the primary customer contact for all matters pertaining to the program. The candidate must be able to develop strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders including subcontractors and have a commitment to customer satisfaction with the ability to deal with internal and external customers within a dynamic environment. The Program Manager's primary responsibility is to ensure that the program is properly resourced, planned and managed, consistent with GDMS processes and contract requirements to ensure customer satisfaction and program success is achieved. This individual will have at least five years of demonstrated program management experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall execution (cost, schedule, technical, quality, risk management) of UUV programs to deliver products that meet company standards and customer contract specifications.

  • Manage, report, and brief program progress to senior management and customers as required by the contract.

  • Develop a program-level implementation plan that will achieve the business case and lead Integrated Product Teams in the successful execution of all contract requirements.

  • Drive innovations, efficiency, quality and operational improvement initiatives to achieve program financial and technical success

  • Work collaboratively with the business leaders, program managers, and functional leaders

  • Be willing to travel to International customer and subcontractor locations as needed to support program objectives

  • Contribute to the development and execution of strategic plans to win business within existing and new markets.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.

  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.

  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.

  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership behaviors, effective communications skills, a sophisticated understanding of budget management and the ability to successfully manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems programs.

The Program Manager – Autonomous Undersea Systems position requires a bachelor's degree in Systems, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering or in an Engineering or Scientific background with five or more years of management experience in a related field or demonstrated leadership to meet the managerial expectations.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. The ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance is required. 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.

Required Skills

  • Candidates must have a strong leadership background, effective communications skills, proficiency in development and execution of an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), and an understanding of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) implementation for program cost and schedule performance management.

  • Leadership skills in people management, program execution, team-building, customer relationship management

  • Experience in managing complex programs and ensuring timely and cost effective completion

  • Experience operating in a technically driven, product oriented environment

  • Experience developing and submitting proposals in response to Government Requests For Proposal

  • PMP certification preferred

  • EVMS certification preferred

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