Sr. Advanced Program Performance Management Specialist

2 months ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
Program/Project Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


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 Sr. Advanced Program Performance Management Specialist.  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.


This position is responsible for utilizing required experiences with an integrated performance management, schedule management, or subject matter expert focus
Leads a team in contract/program cost and/or schedule development and management/analysis for developing engineering programs for critical major components, or production or logistics programs for a large custom subsystems or small total systems
Scope is programs with contract value typically at $20-50M per year, with total program value of $50-300M
The analyst will lead the development of the program cost and/or schedule baselines within the contract parameters, the analysis of program performance (historical and predictive), the monitoring of the contract/program Estimate at Complete and schedule completion date, and reviewing results with and making recommendations to program teams
Mentors and trains team members
Serves as a subject matter expert in the guidance and mentoring of program teams and Program Performance Management (PPM) staff in program management tools and processes
Leads a team in the development of the time-phased budget integrated with the IMS to meet all contract and program objectives
Manages and analyzes full program performance data, prepare historical and predictive measures, and drives program teams to make proactive decisions
Leads a team of analysts or manage mid-size project(s)
Integrates subcontractor and material cost and schedules data into program data
Advanced analysis in the contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), Management Reserve, risk and opportunity management
Prepares and presents accurate and timely program review documents to senior leadership
Partners with other functions in the integration of contract/program risk/opportunity, Management Reserve, and Estimated at Complete for business financial commitment analysis and reporting
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes
Reconciles program data with latest contract modifications
Applies key areas of the Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to develop executable processes for supported programs and lead program teams in their implementation
Defines requirements to solve common business problems
Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: build collaborative relationships, internally and externally
Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs across multiple geographic locations
Demonstrates EVMS compliance through audits
Recognized as subject matter expert in program performance management skills
Communicates professionally and effectively with team members and customers
Supports other programs with expertise during critical time frames
Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Responsible for coordination and accuracy of timely program deliverables
Acts as change agent, challenge the status quo
Leads the development of the detailed IMP and IMS to meet all contract and program objectives and supports the integration of cost and schedule data
Ensures advanced schedule techniques (health and quality checks, resource loading, critical path analysis, and risk analysis) are applied effectively to drive proactive decisions
Ensures major projects and program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts
Creates and analyzes program milestone charts
Creates and manages WBS, IMP, and IMS for proposals
Mentors and trains employees in planning and scheduling best practices
Leads efforts to automate processes to solve common business problems
Leads the design of tests to evaluate new EVMS and/or schedule tools, analyze test results, and makes recommendations to support operational improvement
Leads the incorporation of new EVMS and/or schedule tools
Leads tool re-design to improve performance
Trains analysts in the EVMS and schedule tools
Serves as a senior resource to other analysts in developing solutions that meet complex business requirements
Leads process changes to improve overall efficiency of program performance management function

Very strong organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
Identifies and set priorities for a team
Creative problem solving
Effective team leader and team builder
Leads proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development)
Demonstrates very strong professional written and oral communications
Very strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
Coordinates a geographically dispersed and frequently virtual team
Thrives in an environment of ambiguity
In addition, 3 years of demonstrated leadership of teams
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint
Advanced user in EVMS and/or scheduling tools and principles.
Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors across distinct product lines
Very strong experience with DCMA audits
Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle, material management, financial processes, and contracting structure
Very strong experience in defense or federal contracting
Very strong experience working with program teams across multiple geographic locations
Interfaces with internal leadership to include Program Management and Business Unit leaders, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
Regular interaction with external customers and vendors
Due to the nature of work performed, 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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