• Senior Program Manager

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/18/2019 9:56 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    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 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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 Senior Program Manager within the Satcom Technologies Line of Business.  Are you interested in being part of building large earth-station antenna systems for domestic and international satellite communications customers?  Do you want to be a key contributor in developing radio telescopes, deep space communications, and programs designed to help protect our nation’s interests? Do you want to work within a small local group of highly experience engineers and managers with the power of a large company behind you? Do you enjoy working with a diverse group of people from many functional organizations, led by one of the 50 most powerful women in the USA? If so, consider career opportunities with General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), SATCOM Technologies in Plano Texas. We are actively seeking a Sr. Program Manager for our growing backlog of exciting programs.



    • Uses proposal plans and strategies to lead team in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program/product, subcontractor, and material plans, and business plans that achieve
    • overall current and long term objectives of the program/product, business unit, and division
    • Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major program roles
    • Leads the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines including management reserve for programs/products that are complex in nature, high value, with a new customer, or in a new market area
    • Monitors work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet program/product schedules
    • Balances program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
    • Manages people who lead cross-functional program teams in matrix organization that are focused on the delivery of a product or computer-based system from design to release for customers
    • Creates an environment that fosters professional growth for team members
    • Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions
    • Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/programs, identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to program teams
    • Responsible for maximizing profit and cash flow of products/programs
    • Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities and risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
    • Decouples risk items from mainstream program to the greatest extent possible
    • Prepares and presents program/product status to leadership and external customers
    • Interfaces with customers on technical matters regarding program/products
    • Identifies potential subcontractors for program elements
    • Identifies scope changes and develops product/program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
    • Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
    • Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program
    • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)


    • Very strong knowledge of products and technologies including current and potential applications
    • Very strong knowledge of target customer markets
    • Skilled in the development and implementation of product/program strategy and tactics
    • Ability to generate cohesive program plans
    • Must be able to establish and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements
    • Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
    • 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
    • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
    • Very strong understanding of advanced of risk and opportunity management techniques and ability to apply them to programs
    • Ability to lead teams in matrix organization
    • Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management
    • Very strong knowledge of government contracting practices and regulations regarding acquisition
    • Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills
    • Needs 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
    • Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to complete assignments normally result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of additional time, human resources, and funds
    • Will interact frequently with internal personnel and outside representatives at various levels
    • Working Knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    • May be required to travel
    • Experience developing new capture strategies and leading complex proposals.
    • Leading Black Hat / Competitor Analysis reviews.   
    • Strategies to set Price to Win. 
    • Leading strategy reviews and proposal kickoff through compliant proposal submittals. 
    • Proven track record of winning competitive proposals.
    • Experience working with DoD customers in a PM role as well as developing new business understanding roadmaps and shaping future requirements.
    • Experience in upward and downward teaming agreements. 

    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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