LCS Hull Lead

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 8:06 AM)
Job Location
USA-CA-San Diego
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


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 LCS Hull Lead.  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.


Key Responsibilities


LCS Hull Lead Engineer provides direct oversight of all PMS 501, PMS 505, SWRMC, and alteration installation team (AIT) work executed in LCS availabilities. The candidate coordinates and supervises all GDMS work on the ship and works with Navy and Prime Contractor representatives to ensure swift, proper, and efficient execution of all tasks. The candidate coordinates with GDMS design engineering team in development of specifications for all Preventative Maintenance Availability’s (PMAV), Corrective Maintenance Availability’s (CMAV), Window of Opportunities (WOO) Post Shakedown Availability’s (PSA), Selected Restricted Availability’s (SRA), and Dry-docking Selected Restricted Availability’s (DSRA). The candidate writes job/ship status reports, technical feedback reports, manning/staffing plans, Statements of Work for subcontractors, and coordinates all funding/logistics needs with GDMS support teams. The candidate coordinates development of and provides status inputs to GDMS Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) for all LCS availabilities.



The LCS Hull Lead will be based in San Diego, CA, and will support their assigned ship, including travel to other INCONUS and OCONUS ports as required. The selected candidate will be expected to travel 30% of the time aboard commercial aircraft, participate in generating travel expense reports, and maintain a US Passport. The candidate will work within the parameters and rules common to U.S. Naval vessels.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Execution of all Fleet Introduction requirements from Sail Away through PSA completion
    • Coordinates DD250 retention list turn-over with Fleet Introduction Lead Engineer
    • Coordinates Mobile to San Diego transit requirements
  • Coordinates with DPME in identifying and filling resources for PDT&T event execution and PSA execution
  • Primary POC with Austal and Gov’t organizations for all PSA planning activities
  • On Site GDMS Lead during execution of PSA
    • Primary coordination and communication POC with Prime and Gov’t on site management
    • Provides direct oversight management of assigned AIT Leads, PMAV Lead, & CM Team
    • Provides direct oversight management of assigned Waterfront Logistician, TIP Coordinator, and IMS planner
  • Interface with, coordinate a myriad of ship sustainment, maintenance planning, repair, and ship modernization efforts with industry partners; Austal, NASSCO, BAE, and Government (Port Engineers)
  • Facilitates Navy BOA, Emergent tasking and Technical Instruction (TI) work item tasking from PMS 505, PHD, ISEAs and Warfare Centers.
  • Work with GDMS subcontractors and Prime customers to execute service work on LCS vessels located throughout the Continental US; Hawaii, and Far East; CONUS / OCONUS
  • Leads, directs and provides oversight for LCS Selected Record Availabilities (SRA)
  • Responsible for developing and delivering inputs to the DPME for Engineering Status Reviews for assigned programs including cost and schedule management of the engineering team.
  • Maintain a daily presence regarding work in progress, , receive customers, and monitor staff performance
  • Exercise creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance.
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs.
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices.

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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