General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Operations Program Manager in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18227BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Operations Program Manager

Job Category: Program/Project Management

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

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 typically reports to a senior program manager and is responsible for the planning, managing and technical performance of one or more established engineering program(s) contained at a single location. Directs all phases of program(s) from initiation through delivery. Responsible for program(s) which represent moderate future growth in distinct products or components. Applies established technologies that require advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems. Typically accomplishes objectives through coordinating laterally with upper and mid-level functional managers. Responsible for leading cross-functional solution paths that will have extended impacts to programs.

Essential Functions

  • Direct certain critical functions of the program(s) from conceptualization through completion, including acquisition, planning, and managing technical performance to ensure quality, business, and financial objectives are attained.

  • Training, and proof of conformance organizing manager for the production transition of a new aircraft product line. Develop and coordinate program plans or delivery methods which serve multiple customers.

  • Must enter the job with depth of experience in leadership as well as the ability to adapt and adjust in a challenging production-development environment. Problem solving and critical thought is imperative.

  • Collaborate with engineering and manufacturing to organize, establish manufacturing requirements as derived from engineering requirements.

  • Interact with management regarding programs, operational decisions, scheduling requirements and contractual clarification. Act as primary contact for program issues related to proof of conformance.

  • Influence, and coordinate 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.

  • Identify program issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying contract specification.

  • Direct 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.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering, science or a related technical field as well as thirteen or more years of progressively complex program administration experience with at least seven of those years managing programs. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Demonstrates extensive technical expertise and application of program management principles, concepts, and practice as well as comprehensive 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 complex 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.

Desired Experience

  • Familiarity with Aerospace certification process including FAA and EASA

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.