Job: 2020-43975 - Program Manager

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:

Job Title:
2020-43975 - Program Manager
Salary Range:Location:
Per Year Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeEngineering
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
GDMS has an immediate opening for a Program Manager within our Strategic Systems (Physical Security) business area who will be responsible for our challenging and diverse Operational Support Contract portfolio.  The contracts in this portfolio deliver a wide variety of services to our customers, including engineering immediate solutions to critical problems, performing corrective and preventive maintenance on our Integrated Electronic Security Systems, training security forces, and delivering other life cycle support.  This position is both a direct supervisory role and leads a matrixed staff of over 100 people.

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 Program 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
Leads the establishment of and sets integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines
Balances program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
Sets financial forecasts and is responsible for delivering profit and cash flow from products/programs
Interfaces with leadership and customers on both technical and programmatic matters
Identifies scope changes and develops product/program positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/program
Travel may be required up to 15%


Ability to motivate, lead a matrixed team, and communicate complex ideas clearly
Ability to understand and analyze program financial data
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 ris
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years 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.