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Job Ref:  95476406
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Massachussetts
City:  Pittsfield
22/10/2016 05:14
ID 2016-21082
Job Location USA - MA-Pittsfield
USA - AZ-Scottsdale
USA - VA-Fairfax
USA - MA-Taunton
USA - MN-Bloomington

Required Clearance No clearance
Posted Date 9/28/2016 9:41:00 AM
Category Information Technology

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 an Information Technology Project Manager Associate to join our IT team. The position provides an opportunity to be part of the team working with 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, while simultaneously supporting the business needs.

The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies are functioning as efficiently and securely as possible. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Information Technology associate will enhance his/her 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.

Key Responsibilities

The IT Project Manager Associate will assist with various IT initiatives and provide project support to General Dynamics Mission Systems. The Associate is responsible for assisting with the development of the project plan, authorizing the work, and managing cost, schedule and technical performance of small projects or supporting the Program Manager with managing the cost, schedule and technical performance of programs. Work will also include organizing interdepartmental activities to ensure that programs/projects are completed on schedule and within budget.

Additional Responsibilities

The IT Project Manager associate will be expected to:
  • Develop project or task plans for small projects or assist in the development of program plans.
  • Develop small project schedules and budgets and set project baselines or assists in development of program Integrated Master Schedules and cost baselines.
  • Authorize work to project team members.
  • Track small project progress or support the capture and communication of program performance measures on larger programs.
  • Identify issues, tracks progress, and follows through on corrective actions.
  • Forecast project cost and schedule completion as required based on performance trends.
  • Identify and quantify risks and opportunities with support from program/project team. Support risk mitigation and opportunity capture activities.
  • Lead project teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives.
  • Support the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Develop project proposal plans and strategies.
  • Support subcontractor negotiations and activities.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a basic understanding of Information Technology, and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems.

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Program Management, or a technical discipline or equivalent is required.

Candidates will need to:
  • Have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Be able to self-educate
  • Have a basic knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorization.
  • Be motivated to learn independently
  • Work well in virtual team environments
  • Be effective in verbal and written communications
  • Possess demonstrated presentation skills

Some project management experience is preferred.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required. Work locations include Fairfax VA, Scottsdale AZ, Pittsfield MA, Taunton MA, and Bloomington MN.

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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