2023-61157 - Manufacturing Project Lead/Program Performance Analyst


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General Dynamics Mission Systems
100 Plastics Avenue
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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.
2023-61157 - Manufacturing Project Lead/Program Performance Analyst
To Commensurate With Experience
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Project Lead/Program Performance Analyst.  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.

This position is responsible for providing cost and schedule management and analysis for programs. The Manufacturing Project Lead/Program Performance Analyst will develop the program time-phased cost or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team. You will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the forecasted completion data, and make recommendations to Project Lead and Manufacturing Management. The analyst is an individual contributor taking direction from manager or team lead. 


  • Coordinates and performs cross functional tasks in support of the operations/manufacturing organization
  • May lead the development of manufacturing and operations plans, schedules, and facilitates assigned projects
  • Analyzes cost and schedule performance, resource data management, assessing cost and schedule variance impacts, providing corrective action recommendations and executing corrective action plans
  • Prepares complex departmental reports, purchases, requests, and training and development plans and other data as required
  • Coordinates and develops baseline budgets including detailed work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Maintains the integrity of performance measurement baseline and monthly and comprehensive estimate at complete (EAC)
  • Reports status on a regular basis to all stakeholders
  • Interfaces with engineering departments, quality control, manufacturing, purchasing or other groups as required in order to complete project plans 
  • Works independently in following general outlines of assignments 
  • Requires only minimal supervision and technical assistance
  • Normally works under the guidance of an operations manager, senior engineer or project leader 
  • May interface with external customers including DCMA 


  • Solid experience and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments 
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Demonstrates sophisticated problem solving skills, strong analytical expertise and the ability to maintain the integrity of GDMS business solutions.
  • Requires the ability to plan, schedule and execute work
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
  • Requires multi-tasking abilities without losing focus to complete priority assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Directs the efforts of technicians and associates as needed to complete special assignments
  • Mentors others on the team
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid ability to communicate and brief others on the team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


  • Knowledge of EVMS
  • Experience with EV Cost tools
  • Knowledge of material resource planning (MRP) systems and material procurement
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Ability to gather data to support efforts to reduce cost

Workplace Options

  • This position is fully on-site with some with flexibility to work remote on occasion.  While on-site, you will be a part of the Pittsfield, MA facility - Learn more at https://gdmissionsystems.com/about-us/major-locations/pittsfield


Bachelor’s degree in a related specialized area or equivalent experience is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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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