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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue


Company Description:
Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.

Job Title:
2020-43776 - Senior Project Manager
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Manager within our Strategic Systems (Physical Security) business area who will be responsible for our challenging and diverse Activation Lead role.  This role leads, manages, and coordinates NWS Activations at either/both Customer Field Sites.  This position leads a matrixed staff of over 50 people and requires highly effective communication skills.

This team needs a leader who is energized by being around talented, driven colleagues, and who can manage the support of systems that are critical to our nation’s security.  The team is geographically dispersed, so we need a team-oriented Project Manager who can communicate a clear, consistent vision and then let talented people execute.

The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

As aspiring leaders, General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) believes there are several enabling behaviors which will influence your success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of likely success (or difficulty), and will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader, and will serve to build trust from your teams, your customer, and the organization. These behaviors are:

Develop yourself
Develop others
Be a team player
Communicate effectively
Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful
Shape culture and positively impact the morale, motivation, and engagement of those around you
Operate at the right level and deliver on your commitments
Think and act strategically
Confront reality
Take reasonable, managed risks
It is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenets so they can build on their own essential skills and traits.


Develops, defines, and implements cohesive plans that achieve contract requirements and move toward long-term program objectives
Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major program roles
Balances program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
Leads, Manages, and Coordinates NWS Activations at each Customer Field Site
Interfaces with leadership and customers on both technical and programmatic matters, developing Customer Intimacy to foster a strong, trusting relationship. This includes full transparency, which results in having difficult conversations with our industry partners.
Supports GDMS DPME and IPT leads to clear roadblocks.
Supports the Customer at Headquarters and Customer Field Sites/Activation PMs for specific Activations.
Monitors status of Problem Reports (PR) / Change Requests (CR) / Authorization To Work (ATW) for specific Activations.
Thinks creatively to balance NWS Process and execution priorities.
Prioritizes work as necessary and verifies resources are available and provided on-time to support Activation tasks.
Reports Weekly Activation Status to Customer via
Defined distribution list
Defined reporting template
Travel may be required up to 30%


Ability to motivate, lead a matrixed team, and communicate complex ideas clearly
Skilled in proactively communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions on programs to internal and external representatives
Proficiency in MS Project to manage an Integrated Master Schedule
Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
Ability to lead others in team building, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and advanced risk management
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred, but not required, at time of hire. Applicants selected will 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.

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