• Advanced Schedule/Cost Analyst (PPM)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/24/2019 11:07 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Pittsfield | USA-MA-Taunton
    Required Clearance
    No 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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Schedule/Cost Analyst (PPM).  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/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 schedule/cost analyst will develop the program schedule baselines within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program teams
    The schedule/cost 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 schedule/cost data and/or material data into program data
    Ensures program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts
    Applies advanced schedule/cost techniques and analysis (health and quality checks, resource loading, risk analysis)
    Analyzes critical path and driving paths to identify and manage schedule/cost 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 schedules 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 with Microsoft Office, to include Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Word

    Knowledge of Earned Value Management methodologies is required

    Proficient organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
    Proficient ability to solve problems
    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

    Effective team builder
    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
    Experience with Earned Value Management processes and tools is desired

    Experience with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodologies is desired

    Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with multiple subcontractors is desired
    Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle and financial processes is desired

    Experience with proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development) is desired

    The analyst is an individual contributor working with minimal oversight

    Contact with internal Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and external customers and vendors

    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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