• Fire Control Operational Support Project Manager

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/9/2019 12:32 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 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 Fire Control Operational Support Project Manager.  In this position, the successful candidate will work directly with the Fire Control Sustainment Team including Sustainment Program Managers, Fleet Support, Logistics, Reliability and Maintainability, Fleet Data Maintenance and other personnel who provide sustainment expertise to our Trident II Fleet. The Fire Control Project Manager will learn and implement sound program management techniques, as well as gain a broad perspective of the Fire Control Programs. He/she will be responsible for overall program performance, and will develop strong relationships with the SSP Customer.


    This is an exciting opportunity to work in an area where we have direct impact on the Fleet, and where we value new ideas in how we support the Fleet. We are looking for a candidate who is a self-starter, eager to work in new situations, and able to ask the right questions. The successful candidate will thrive in a changing environment, as we progress into an agile workplace.


    The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  As a Fire Control Project Manager in General Dynamics Mission Systems, you will work closely with our Strategic Systems Programs customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • Develops a cohesive project plan, authorizes the work, and manages cost, schedule and technical performance of operational support projects and tasks
    • Assists the PM and Sr. PM in establishing business and workload forecasts
    • Coordinates amongst various departments to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget
    • Leads cross-functional project teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
    • Identifies issues, tracks progress, and follows through on corrective actions
    • Supports customers on questions regarding operational support tasks
    • Prepares and presents project status to leadership
    • Prepares and presents project status to the Customer
    • Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
    • Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies for assigned projects


    Demonstrated ability to quickly understand technical problems and to gain technical understanding of Fire Control and associated equipment

    Experience in work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorization and ability to track the work to ensure task completion

    Very solid ability to:

    • generate cohesive project plans
    • identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
    • understand and analyze project financial data
    • understand the fundamentals of risk and opportunity management and ability to apply them to projects
    • lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
    • communicate clearly, both written and verbal
    • make sound, proactive decisions
    • develop and execute proposal plans and strategies

    Demonstrated knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

    Ability to travel is required


    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field and 2 years related experience, or

    Master’s degree in Engineering or related technical field

    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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