General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Program Manager - Advanced Programs in San Diego, California
Job ID#: 18970BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Program Manager - Advanced Programs
Job Category: Program/Project Management
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: Desired
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Program Manager in Advanced Programs in Poway, CA.
This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operational aspects of the Advanced Programs Office and serves as a liaison between project management and the project team, planning, engineering, line management, and the customer on issues such as operational and scheduling concerns. In this role strategic thinking and communication will be applied across abroad portfolio of technologies to include aircraft manufacturing, advanced composite aircraft structures, Electronic Warfare (EW), data-link communication and modern aviation weapons systems. Continually reviews status of project(s) and budgets to ensure project(s) are completed on time and within budget. Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives. May accomplish tasks through subordinate staff and/or management. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer. Responsible for decisions which have an impact on outcomes and where failure to complete assignments will typically result in serious delays and expenditure of additional resources.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage all phases of the program(s) from conceptualization through completion, including acquisition, planning, and managing technical performance to ensure quality, business, and financial objectives are attained.
Develop and coordinate program plans or delivery methods which usually serve a single customer.
Manage or develop security classification guides to be reviewed and approved by customer
Participate with technical staff and/or Division/Group executive management to develop and implement current, annual, and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for the program(s). May also contribute to the development of Group/Company objectives.
Participate with engineering to establish design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.
Interact with internal and external representatives at various levels concerning resolution of technical and scheduling issues. Act as primary contact for program issues.
Responsible for the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract(s). Influence contract acquisitions, negotiations and modifications.
Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.
Act as the primary customer contact for program activities and may lead program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
Identify program issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying contract specification.
Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities.
Manage the development of and ensure the security of proprietary technology, and maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Other duties as assigned or required.
Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering, science or a related technical field as well as eleven or more years of progressively complex program administration experience with at least five of those years managing programs. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
Demonstrates technical expertise and application of program management principles, concepts, and practice as well as program management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
Must be able to develop solutions to problems that require coordination of technologies across program requirements.
Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.
Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance which requires US citizenship.
Active Security Clearance
Candidate should possess good leadership skills and be able to transfer and execute Program Office strategy and vision to project team
General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.