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Job Ref:  95302586
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Fairfax
25/10/2016 05:04
ID 2016-20884
Job Location USA - VA-Fairfax

Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 9/8/2016
Category Program/Project Management

Responsibilities for this Position:

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 Controls Analyst to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation'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.

This position is responsible for providing schedule and/or cost management and analysis related to established development programs for major component, small system, or production and logistics programs, single or multiple contracts typically valued up to $20M per year. The analyst will develop the program schedule and/or cost baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team. The analyst will support agile software development contracts as well as hardware systems procurement efforts. The analyst will also analyze program performance (historical and predictive), and monitor the forecasted completion data and will be responsible for composition of program deliverables.

Duties and Tasks:
  • Focus will be on both schedule and cost management support
  • Collect, update, and analyze program performance data, prepare historical and predictive measures, and review results and recommendations with program manager and program leads.
  • Responsible for a contract with an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) requirement.
  • Integrate subcontractor cost and/or schedule data and/or material data into program data.
  • Ensure program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolve network logic conflicts.
  • Apply mid to advanced schedule techniques and analysis (health and quality checks, resource loading, risk analysis).
  • Analyze critical path to identify and manage schedule risk.
  • Prepare timely, accurate program review documents.
  • Present documents to appropriate audience (to include internal and external customers).
  • Prepare timely, accurate customer required documents and review with program manager and department manager.
  • Coordinate forecasted Estimate At Complete (EAC) and Contract Funds Status Report (CFSR) data with Finance organization.
  • Develop the time-phased budget and/or in conjunction with program team to meet all contract and program objectives.
  • Update program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated.
  • Interface with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location.
  • Foster an environment of trust and teamwork: build collaborative relationships, internally and externally.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with employees and customers.
  • Work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Partner with functional groups.
  • Mentor junior members of the team.
  • May support proposal and engineering change request basis of estimate activity.
  • Interface requirement:Contact with internal Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing. Contact with external customers and vendors.

Basic Qualifications:

The Program Controls Analyst position requires a Bachelor's degree in business management or a related specialized area or the equivalent, and 5 to 7 years of related experience; or Master's degree and 3 to 5 years of related experience.
  • Experience with NGA contracts including implementation of EVMS
  • Experience with MS Project and other scheduling tools, especially resource-loading schedules.
  • Strong organization, analysis, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and a penchant for accuracy
  • Strong organization, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task high priorities
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Effective team builder
  • Proficient at working both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
  • Interface with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
  • Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
  • Act as a change agent, challenge the status quo
  • Finance background is preferred

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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. 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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