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.
2021-48420 - Program Performance Management (PPM/
Imagine building your career by developing the solutions that support the mission of our nation’s service members, intelligence analysts and first responders. That’s the challenge that’s waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Here you have the opportunity to redefine innovation and excellence for the world. Are you ready? Then make a career move that makes an impact at General Dynamics Mission Systems.
We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.
Within our global environment, the Senior Program Performance Management Specialist provides contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis for new and mature programs typically valued up to $10M per year. As an individual contributor taking direction from a manager or team lead, you’ll develop the program time-phased cost and/or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team along with analyzing program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program manager and program leads.
What you’ll experience:
Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered
What you bring to the table:
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum of 2 years relevant experience; or a Master's degree
Proficiency with Primavera, Microsoft Office, to include Excel, MS Project, Word, and PowerPoint
Earned Value Management or scheduling tool knowledge is required; solid knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles
Skills to be successful on the following duties and tasks:
The analyst will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program manager and program leads
The analyst will develop the program time-hased cost and schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team
The analyst is an individual contributor taking direction from manager or team lead
Assists in the development of a time-phased budget and/or schedule to meet all contract and program objectives
Collects and updates program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with program manager and program leads
Maintains and statuses the program schedule
Identifies and analyzes the program critical path and driving paths to schedule specific milestones
Reviews results and recommendations with program manager and program leads
Assists in preparation of program review documents and customer required documents
Coordinates contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), risk and opportunity, and Management Reserve data with Finance for financial commitments
Reserve data with Finance organization as input into business financial commitments
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes
What sets you apart:
Communicating professionally and effectively
Interfacing with internal customers including multiple IPT leads and PMs in different locations
Working on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Solid organizational, analysis and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Commitment to ongoing professional development
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
*Location is flexible as long as you are near a GD facility/hub.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years relevant experience; or a Master's degree. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.