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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue


Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Job Title:
2020-43974 - Senior Project Manager
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
General Dynamics Mission Systems has immediate opening for a Sr. Project Manager to join our team. Within GDMS, our Strategic Systems business area designs, delivers, and sustains physical and electronic security systems for the United States Department of Defense for use in high-consequence environments. Our team of talented engineers and project leads work directly with our customers at multiple sites across the country, including at our GDMS locations, in Washington DC, Pittsfield MA, and at customer field sites. The selected candidate will lead skilled, collaborative teams to manage the cost, technical, and schedule execution of the activation and support of complex US Navy security systems.

In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, selected candidates 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.

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), and 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 tenants so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.


Under the mentorship of experienced Program Managers, the Sr. Project Manager will be responsible and accountable for the complete performance of contracts in their care. They will coordinate across engineering, manufacturing, contracts, subcontracts, and finance teams to ensure the successful execution (on cost and schedule) of multiple projects at any given time.

They will also support the Program Managers and Business Segment Director by planning and monitoring financial commitments made by the business segment to General Dynamics Mission Systems including workload/orders/sales/earnings forecasting, and material planning. Additionally, a Sr. Project Manager will support the development of new scope proposals to the Customer.

Candidates must demonstrate strong leadership behaviors, a sophisticated understanding of budget management, and the ability to successfully manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems programs. Must also have a strong desire to learn and grow as a Project or Program Manager, and a willingness to take on new challenges.


•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 will be required up to 15%


•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


•Knowledge of industry standard finance, contracting, and subcontracting processes
•Proficiency using program management tools, including understanding requirements and reporting through Earned Value Management System (EVMS) toolsets
•Demonstrated experience in a matrixed organization, motivating non-direct reports to meet program objectives
•Experience with the US Navy and Strategic Systems Programs or a similar process driven, dema
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years relevant experience; or a Master's degree.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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.

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