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Full-time

Industry: Program/Project Management

Company: General Atomics

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.

This position reports to a senior program manager and is responsible for the planning, managing and technical performance of large international procurement contracts . Leads/coordinates all phases of assigned program from initiation through delivery. Applies established technologies using standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems. Will accomplish objectives through matrixed managers. Responsible for decisions that could impact outcomes where erroneous decisions could cause serious schedule delays and expenditure of additional time and resources.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all phases of the program 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manage the development of and ensure the security of proprietary technology, and maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications

  • 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.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Prior Experience with International FMS and/or DCS proposal/contracting, US Government. export regulations
  • Experience with maritime and UAV platforms
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance.
  • Japanese Spoken and Written language proficiency is a plus
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