Program Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required, plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; or Master’s degree, plus a minimum of 6 years relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Clearance Requirements

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred, but not required, 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

GDMS has an immediate opening for a Program Manager within our Strategic Systems (Physical Security) business area who will be responsible for a major project within the Protection Portfolio. This project will provide engineering services, design, and manufacture an upgrade to an Integrated Electronic Security System. This position leads a matrixed staff of over 50 people, including partnering with external stakeholders.

This team needs a leader who is energized by being around talented, driven colleagues, and who can manage the design of systems that are critical to our nation’s security. The team is geographically dispersed, so we need a team-oriented Program Manager who can communicate a clear, consistent vision and then let talented people execute.

The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

As aspiring leaders, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) believes there are several enabling behaviors which will influence your success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of likely success (or difficulty), will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader, and will serve to build trust from your teams, your customer, and the organization.

These behaviors are:

  • Develop yourself.
  • Develop others.
  • Be a team player.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful.
  • Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around you.
  • Operate at the right level and deliver on your commitments.
  • Think and act strategically.
  • Confront reality.
  • Take reasonable, managed risks.

It is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenets so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.

Representative Duties And Tasks

  • Develops, defines, and implements cohesive plans that achieve contract requirements and move toward long-term program objectives.
  • Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major program roles.
  • Leads the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines.
  • Balances program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets.
  • Sets financial forecasts and is responsible for delivering profit and cash flow from products/programs.
  • Interfaces with leadership and customers on both technical and programmatic matters.
  • Identifies scope changes and develops product/program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments.
  • Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program.
  • Travel may be required up to 15%.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to motivate, lead a matrixed team, and communicate complex ideas clearly.
  • Ability to understand and analyze program financial data.
  • Skilled in proactively communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives.
  • Proficiency in MS Project to manage an Integrated Master Schedule.
  • Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements.
  • Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management.

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


2020-08-25T13:21:14-04:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Careers, Engineering/Technology, Senior-Level|