Senior Engineering Resource Manager

4 months ago
Required Clearance
Top Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Engineering Resource Manager with significant satellite communications product and program experience. The position will report to the Director of Engineering, and will be directly responsible for engineering teams located at multiple facilities that are responsible for designing and installing ground station antennas, as well as most of the RF and controls electronics.  Qualified candidates must have exceptional collaboration, team leadership and communication skills with the proven ability to create, enhance, and lead Engineering teams through all phases of development. The candidate must have past experience with managing and leading large scale satellite communication design teams that included complex solutions. Experience identifying and managing within contractual scope, execution to schedule, and within budget is required. Creation and establishment of department best practices, adherence to GD Mission Systems/Satcom policies and procedures is also required.  This individual will represent Engineering across multiple functional teams, including Sales, Contracts, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, Business Management and other members of our matrix organization.  External Customers and Vendors engagements are required.



  • Industry experience with satellite antenna product development
  • Proven leadership skills across multiple engineering disciplines and sites
  • Proven project leadership, management and communication skills
  • Proven new business bidding and proposing skills
  • Proven multi-tasking skills across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time.
  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates
  • Senior management reviews objectives to determine success of operation
  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect
  • Below executive management and responsible for managing the activities of people
  • May also be responsible for hire/fire decisions
  • Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives
  • Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements
  • Erroneous decisions will result in critical delay(s) in schedules and/or unit operations and may jeopardize overall business activities
  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers
  • Manages activities of two or more sections or departments
  • Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods, and staffing
  • In some instances this manager may have subordinate supervisors
  • Has responsibility for managing people, including performance evaluations and merit recommendations
  • Works with senior management to establish strategic plans and objectives
  • Ensures that budgets, schedules and performance standards are set and attained
  • Provides leadership in defining technology, tool and process strategy across a technical domain
  • Guides the focus of all activities in a technical domain
  • Overall responsibility for the engineering aspects of a technical domain, to include the acquisition of critical resources
  • Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering efforts within areas of responsibility
  • Oversees the selection, development and evaluation of personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Ensures the appropriate handling of personnel issues within areas of responsibility including merit planning inputs, performance reviews and disciplinary actions
  • Develops technical strategies and teaming strategies in technical domain
  • Provides leadership and technical/managerial content for proposals with identification of cross business unit strengths and technical shortcomings
  • Provides proposal teaming recommendation to shore up any shortcomings for optimum win probabilities
  • Leads specific process improvement activities
  • Determines and implements the organizational training needs in accordance with the requirements of the technical domain
  • Has department level budget responsibilities
  • Ensures that engineers are active in developing risk mitigation plans and managing risk profiles
  • Ensures process compliance of all engineering activity in areas of responsibility Frequently interacts with subordinate managers, senior management, executives and major customers
  • Regular contact with senior management in other divisions of the company
  • Travel may be required
  • Security clearance may be required
  • Most or all work is completed through the management of others
  • May be responsible for multiple functions, locations, products or technical abilities
  • Responsible for developing, modifying and executing company policies
  • Drives a culture continuous improvement throughout the department




  • Ground based satellite antenna designs
  • Substantial leadership skills
  • Applies or develops highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts
  • Substantial written and verbal communications skills
  • Substantial understanding of the proposal process
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Substantial ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Substantial ability to understand and apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM)
  • Demonstrates and uses a depth of organizational knowledge that results in superior performance in delivery of products, services or proposals to customers or collaboration across functions
  • Expected to integrate highly complex activities within their discipline and across functional and program boundaries
  • Fully capable of managing work, setting objectives and meeting commitments, and is an excellent team player
  • Typically has substantial experience in this area of expertise
  • Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship
  • Recognized internally and externally as an expert in their field


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Minimum of 20 years satellite ground station related experience is preferred
  • 12 years of Supervisory and Project Management experience is preferred



Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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.

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


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