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

Job ID#: 17533BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Project Manager (Programs Business Area Manager for Advanced Programs)

Job Category: 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.


The Business Manager will support managing proposals, profit and loss analysis and identify potentially business development opportunities. In conjunction with the Business Area Manager, will assess project issues and develop solutions to meet Advanced Programs strategic goals and objectives. Will develop mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.


  • Maintain current and long-term business base projections, coordinate internal/external major review preparations, cost and schedule oversight.

  • Responsible for managing in-direct budget (IRAD, Capital, Overhead, Bid & Proposal)

  • 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.

  • Administer and execute policies, processes, and procedures that impact the assigned project.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and may present results to project management team and/or management.

  • 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 recommendations for solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.

  • Act as a lead providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project.

  • May participate in or lead segments of 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

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.

  • 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.

  • Must possess: (1) the ability to initiate, plan and manage projects; (2) the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a wide range of complex issues; (3) strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and, (4) the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MBA degree

  • Must be able to obtain a DoD security 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.