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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

Engineering Technical Project Manager

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems - Plano, TX

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Engineering Technical Project Manager.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation\u2019s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

SATCOM experience is preferred including working knowledge of antenna systems and/or control systems.  Experience with control systems theory and tracking algorithms is a plus.
Understands the importance of following structured, process based engineering development methodologies throughout the entire engineering development life-cycle
Ability to develop a structured engineering product development bid/plan (including requirements compliance, BOEs, resource plan, assumptions, integrated master schedule, risk management, material costs and total budget) for the entire product development life-cycle
Ability to lead multiple concurrent small to medium product development projects to completion
Ability to lead a cross functional engineering team (EE, ME, SW, and other engineering disciplines as appropriate) throughout the product development life-cycle
Ability to manage and mitigate project risks throughout the product development life-cycle
Proficient with developing and maintaining Microsoft Project schedules
Capable of managing project budgets and using structured methods for forecasting budget metrics such as ETC (estimate to complete) and EAC (estimate at completion)
Capable of reporting monthly engineering status including schedule, budget, risks and mitigations, opportunities, significant accomplishments as well as project issues
Capable of leading/presenting significant product development milestone events such as PDR (preliminary design review), CDR (critical design review), etc.
Capable of interfacing with customers and representing the company\u2019s best interests while providing clear, concise technical information in an understandable way
Ability to multi-task and assess priorities between customer demands, field defects, sustaining efforts, and product development tasks
Ability to work with the technical director and business manager to create and maintain a product line road map
Experience with MS Excel/PowerPoint/RTC and ProductCenter is preferred


Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports
Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders
Leads development of strategic projects or large tasks by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
Provides technical input to Engineering Management in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the projectPlans and executes small to moderate sized projects or groups of projects
Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
Leads a group of engineers and technicians as assigned
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility
Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies on a single project
Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals
Participates in the proposal process
Participates in continuous process improvement efforts
Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
Communicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
Deals regularly with support functions outside project within the division
Regular contact with section manager and some contact with upper level division management
Frequent contact with business development
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Works performed without appreciable direction
Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
Is identified as the most effective performer by management
Provides strong technical direction in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies
Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)
Works with Business Development personnel
Expected to manage work, set objectives and meet commitments for self and others
Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions


Skilled at executing complex tasks
Bridges communication across a small team
Strong ability to bridge communication across a team
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Effectively encourages trades across technical, contract and program domains of project
Strong ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Strong motivational skills
Self-directed/ self-starting ability
Strong ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff
Strong ability to engage in continuous learning
Strong ability to communicate with managers and teammates
Works collaboratively with resources external to the functional or program team
Responsible for establishing and achieving operational objectives for a moderately complex function, program or program scope
Expected to integrate complex activities
Strong proficiency at all responsibilities associated with the position
Strong ability to recruit, manage and retain people
Typically has strong experience in this area of expertise
Distinguishing features can include: Functional: Oversight of a function with moderate size, complexity or impact
Demonstrates consistently high ratings on People Commitments

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems


Engineering Technical Project Manager General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems - Plano, TX, United States


Location: Plano, TX

Company Profile:
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has always been at the leading edge of technology development, ushering in discoveries that have changed the face of the industry. In the 1950s, we were contracted by the U.S. Air Force to study the causes of injury in aircraft. The study concluded the major cause of injury was from the sudden stop when you hit the ground, not the fall in the sky. While this may seem basic, the finding helped create the Transportation Safety Research Department. We also helped create the first mobile field unit with Doppler radar for the U.S. Weather Bureau and built the first 1603 computer, sold to the U.S. Navy Bureau of ships.