General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Manager (Advanced Programs) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17533BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Project Manager (Advanced Programs)

Job Category: Engineering, Program/Project Management

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

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.

This position will report to the Senior Director of Advanced Programs. This role provides a broad, exciting opportunity in a high-growth, strategically important business area for GA-ASI.

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.


  • Create project plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.

  • Oversee and monitor project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.

  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.

  • Assign and monitor work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.

  • Interpret and administer policies, processes and procedures that impact project(s).

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.

  • Identify and assess project issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to employees working on assigned project. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely fashion.

  • May be required to interpret and administer policies and procedures that impact project(s).

  • May participate in, lead segments of or provide overall management for the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.

  • 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.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or Engineering and nine or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least three of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Technical Background Required

  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.

  • Must possess:

  • The ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects

  • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine matters of diverse scope and nature

  • Strong analytical, communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance which requires US citizenship.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science preferred.

  • 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.