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2021-48065 - Sr Program Performance Management Specialist
Imagine building your career by developing the solutions that support the mission of our nation’s service members, intelligence analysts and first responders. That’s the challenge that’s waiting for you at General Dynamics Mission Systems. Here you have the opportunity to redefine innovation and excellence for the world. Are you ready? Then make a career move that makes an impact at General Dynamics Mission Systems.
We apply advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, AR/VR, Cloud Native and Quantum Physics to solve our customers’ missions in cyber, RF, undersea, interstellar and everything in between.
Within our global environment, the Sr Program Performance Management Specialist provides contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis for new and mature programs typically valued up to $10M per year. As an individual contributor taking direction from a manager or team lead, you’ll develop the program time-phased cost and/or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team along with analyzing program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program manager and program leads.
What you’ll experience:
Technologies that aren’t just top-notch, they’re often top-secret
A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring what’s next
Opportunities to gain new knowledge - as it’s discovered
What you bring to the table:
The PPM analyst is responsible for providing contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis for the Strategic Command and Control (SC2) development programs
The analyst will develop program time-phased cost and/or schedule baselines within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program teams
The analyst will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program management and program leads
The analyst is an integral part of the program team, gathering and organizing data for reviews with appropriate engineer(s), IPT lead(s), and CAM(s) in support of the program needs
Assists in the development of a time-phased budget and/or schedule to meet all contract and program objectives
Collects and updates program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with program managers and program leads
Maintains and statuses the program schedules and records, compiles reports, graphs, charts, and related data in support of the program needs
Identifies and analyzes the program critical paths and driving paths to schedule specific milestones
Makes recommendations, coordinates, and identifies resources required to meet defined program requirements and reviews results with program management and program leads
Contributes to discussions related to the root cause analyses and corrective actions and to tactical planning for completion of program tasking
Assists in preparation of program review documents and customer required documents
Coordinates contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), risk and opportunity, and Management Reserve data with Finance organization as input into business financial commitments
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes and assists in formulating recommendations for corrective actions such as schedule revisions, staffing adjustments, funds allocations, and work environments
Supports all necessary meetings (SEITs, Financial, EV Metrics, Risks, etc.), provide general program support for PMs, DPMEs, IPTs, and CAMs when requested (Staffing questions, burn rate analysis’, etc.
Tracks Who Charged reports, PA Task ID updates, WLF/HFT updates, IMS and CAM book updates, and PPM Dashboard updates, if applicable.
Prepares timely, accurate program review documents and can be a delegate to present such data in the absence of the program management
Prepares timely, accurate customer required documents and reviews with program management and department heads
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure the latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated
Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships
Communicates professionally and effectively
Works on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Interfaces with multiple IPT leads, Control Account Managers (CAMs) and program management
Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and staffing requirements to satisfy program needs.
Supports proposal / ROM development activities for directed program changes to baseline. Resolve proposal preparation, fact finding, and negotiation agreements, modifications, and issues for directed program changes to baseline.
What sets you apart:
Solid knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles
Earned Value Management or scheduling tool knowledge is required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Solid ability to solve problems
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Solid organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
Solid ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
Solid interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
Acts as a change agent, challenges the status que
Contact with internal customers: Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
Commitment to ongoing professional development
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success
Creative thinking with the ability to multi-task
Domain knowledge of and experience on program contracts, program management, functional and support processes and disciplines is desired
Experience with program requirements across planning, development, and production phases is desired
Domain knowledge in engineering disciplines is desired
Contact with external customers and vendors is desired
* Work site is flexible and we will entertain teleworking options.