General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Manager (Flight Test and IRAD) in San Diego, California
Job ID#: 18312BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Project Manager (Flight Test and IRAD)
Job Category: Program/Project Management
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: Yes
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 is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operational aspects of one or more project(s) within GA-ASI’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Company Owned Company Operated (COCO) Leasing Services Directorate in support of GA-ASI Internal Research & Development initiatives. The IR&D Project Manager serves as a liaison between project management, the project team, Flight Ops Facility, Flight Test and Training Center, and engineering on issues such as operational and scheduling concerns. 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. Draft IRAD Charter, Schedule, and budget documents.
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).
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.
Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline 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.
Must have a thorough 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.
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; and, (4) the ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.
Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required to Flight Operations Facilities and Flight Test and Training Center.
Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret clearance.
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.