• Fire Control Operational Support Program Manager

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 12:07 PM)
    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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


    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 Program Manager.  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 Program 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. As the Operational Support PM, you will be on the front-lines of support to the Fleet



    Lead the team in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program and business plans that achieve current and long term objectives of the program and business unit

    Primary point of contact to the Customer(s) on the program

    Develop close customer relationships that foster clear communication and honor commitments

    Interface with customers on all matters regarding program

    Conduct reviews to identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams and the Customer

    Responsible for achieving or exceeding planned sales, earning, orders and cash flow for the program

    Accountable for technical, schedule and cost performance on the program

    Establish budget and schedule baselines including management reserve

    Identify needed resources for projects, define and assign major program roles

    Monitor work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet program schedules

    Manage people who lead cross-functional program teams in matrix organization that are focused on the maintaining 100% mission availability

    Create an environment that fosters professional growth for team members

    Delegate assignments to others for developing solutions

    Balance program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets

    Lead team to identify, quantify and develop mitigation strategies for risks

    Lead team to identify, quantify and develop opportunities

    Prepare and present program status to leadership and external customers

    Identify scope changes and develop program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments

    Develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
    Follow processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions

    Recommend changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)

    Work to develop new business within the market/program


    As aspiring leaders, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) believes there are several enabling behaviors which will influence your success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of likely success, and will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader, and will serve to build trust from your teams, your customer, and the organization. These behaviors are:

    • Develop yourself
    • Develop others
    • Be a team player
    • Communicate effectively
    • Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful
    • Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around you
    • Operate at the right level and deliver on your commitments
    • Think and act strategically
    • Confront reality
    • Take reasonable, managed risks

    It is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenants so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.

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

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

    Strong knowledge of customers and customer processes

    Skilled in the development and implementation of program strategy and tactics

    Ability to generate cohesive program plans

    Ability to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements

    Ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans and identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends

    Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives

    Ability to understand and analyze program financial data

    Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements

    Strong understanding of advanced of risk and opportunity management techniques and ability to apply them to programs

    Ability to lead teams in matrix organization

    Strong knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition

    Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills

    Ability to execute company policies that affect immediate operations

    Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies

    Ability to lead program in customer negotiations and negotiate win-win solutions

    Working Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

    Some travel required


    Bachelor’s Degree in technical field and experience managing program/project such as DPME or IPT role.

    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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