• Senior Project Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/7/2019 11:31 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
  • 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.


    Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is DESIRED 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 in Quincy, Massachusetts for a Bluefin Robotics Sr Project Manager for the Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Business Segment.  The position will provide primary support to the capture and management of programs in the Bluefin Robotics business segment, including the Knifefish UUV and Bluefin Robotics family of UUV products, as well as all associated Customer Service activities.  The position will also support other initiatives across the entire AUS portfolio as required. 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.


    Responsibility to meet corporate business objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and on-time delivery
    Interfaces with customer to gain and maintain market specific knowledge and understanding of product use in the field to formulate their requirements in a Market / Product Requirements Document
    Works with marketing team in activities related to the products including competitive analysis and pricing, product requirements, development of marketing materials, and analysis of market trends
    Provides guidance and assistance to sales in selling the product
    Uses proposal plans and strategies to develop, define, and implement cohesive, integrated program, subcontractor, and material plans that achieve overall current and long term objectives of the program, business unit, and division
    Develops WBS and WBS dictionary as baseline for scope definition and effective integrated cost/schedule management of the project
    Authorizes the work, organizes interdepartmental activities, and tracks work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedules
    Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/projects, identify risks, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to project teams
    Works with the engineering and operations team to ensure appropriate alignment of resources to attain product/project goals
    Forecasts product/project completion as required based on performance trends
    Supports customers on technical questions regarding the project/product(s)
    Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
    Balances product/project plans, risks, and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
    Identifies scope changes and develops product/project positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
    Responsible for the profit and loss of products/projects
    Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
    Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/project
    Develops negotiation plans
    Leads customer negotiations for products/projects


    Experience with US Navy markets, specifically PEO USC, is preferred

    Ability to negotiate win-win solutions
    Proficient knowledge of company products, competitive products and services
    Proficient knowledge of target customer markets
    Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills
    Ability to perform product demonstrations and training for sales
    Ability to develop marketing material for the product
    Technical understanding of product(s)
    Proficient knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorization
    Ability to use proposal plans and strategies to implement executable, cohesive program plans
    Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
    Proficient understanding of basic philosophy of program schedules, risk areas, slack time, and critical path
    Proficient ability to generate cohesive project plans
    Proficient ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedules
    Proficient ability to identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
    Proficient ability to understand and analyze project financial data
    Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
    Proficient understanding of the fundamentals of risk and opportunity management and ability to apply them to projects
    Proficient ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
    Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal
    Ability to make sound, proactive decisions
    Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
    Proficient understanding of value propositions and ability to make effective trades within project trade spaces
    Skilled in the development and implementation of product/project strategy and tactics
    Proficient in MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    May be required to travel

    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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