NWS Systems Technical Manager*

USA-MA-Pittsfield
2 months ago
ID
2017-27031
Required Clearance
Secret
Category
Engineering-Systems
Employment Type
Full Time

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

 

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is 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

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Nuclear Weapon System (NWS) Technical Manager.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports 
  • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders
  • Leads development of strategic projects or large tasks by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
  • Provides technical input to Engineering Management in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
  • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
  • Plans and executes small to moderate sized projects or groups of projects Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
  • Leads a group of engineers and technicians as assigned
  • Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility 
  • Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies on a single project 
  • Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals Participates in the proposal process
  • Participates in continuous process improvement efforts Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
  • Communicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
  • Deals regularly with support functions outside project within the division
  • Regular contact with section manager and some contact with upper level division management 
  • Frequent contact with business development Travel may be required
  • Security clearance may be required and needs to be obtained within 9 months of hire
  • Works performed without appreciable direction 
  • Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity Is identified as the most effective performer by management
  • Provides strong technical direction in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
  • Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals 
  • Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies 
  • Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s) 
  • Works with Business Development personnel Expected to manage work, set objectives and meet commitments for self and others Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions  


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Skilled at executing complex tasks Bridges communication across a small team Strong ability to bridge communication across a team Strong written and verbal communications skills Effectively encourages trades across technical, contract and program domains of project  Strong ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions Strong motivational skills Self-directed/ self-starting ability  Strong ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff Strong ability to engage in continuous learning  Strong ability to communicate with managers and teammates Works collaboratively with resources external to the functional or program team Strong ability to recruit, manage and retain people
  • Preferentially experienced in test development, scheduling, oversight, etc.
  • Prior experience in team leadership and cross-functional coordination
  • Experience in lab integration, coordination or management is desired







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!

 

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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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