• Program Controls Analyst

    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/26/2018 9:25 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable within 24 months
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Candidate must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance. Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance is preferred 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 an Program Controls Analyst (Program Performance Management) with a background in Earned Value Management (EVM) and Integrated Scheduling. 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 providing contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis related to established or new development programs for major component or small system, or production or logistics programs
    • Single or multiple contracts typically valued up to $20M per year
    • The analyst will develop the program cost and/or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team
    • The analyst will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), and monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program manager and program leads
    • Develops the time-phased budget in conjunction with program team to meet all contract and program objectives
    • Collects and updates full program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with program manager and program leads 
    • Integrates subcontractor cost and/or schedule data and/or material data into program data
    • Ensures program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts
    • Applies advanced schedule techniques and analysis (health and quality checks, resource loading, risk analysis) 
    • Analyzes critical path and driving paths to identify and manage schedule risk 
    • Prepares timely, accurate program review documents 
    • Presents documents to appropriate audience
    • Prepares timely, accurate customer required documents and reviews with program manager and department manager
    • Coordinates contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), risk and opportunity, and Management Reserve data with Finance organization as input into business financial commitments
    • Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated
    • 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
    • Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
    • Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships, internally and externally
    • Communicates professionally and effectively with employees and customers
    • Supports other programs with expertise during critical time frames 
    • Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Partners with functional groups
    • May support proposal activity 


    • Proficient organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
    • Proficient ability to solve problems
    • Effective team builder
    • Experience with proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development) is a plus
    • Proficient at working both independently and as a team member
    • Proficient ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
    • Proficient interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
    • Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
    • Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
    • Acts as a change agent, challenges the status quo
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word
    • Earned Value Management and scheduling tool experience required. Prior experience with Deltek Cobra and Microsoft Project preferred. 
    • Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with multiple subcontractors
    • Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle and financial processes
    • Contact with internal Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
    • Contact with external customers and vendors
    • Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required
    • The analyst is an individual contributor working with minimal oversight



    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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