Job: 2024-62289 - Senior Project 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:

Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Job Title:
2024-62289 - Senior Project Manager
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience 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 supporting the development programs for the current and future SSBN Fire Control System. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers, and internal engineering and support organizations to develop and deploy solutions that enable our military leaders and service members 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 our success. These behaviors will also serve as leading indicators of your likely success (or difficulty) and will be used by your manager in evaluating your performance and growth as a leader.  These behaviors have proven to be key to building trust with your teams, your customer, and the organization. These behaviors are:

  • 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
  • Develop yourself
  • Develop others
  • Be a team player
  • Communicate effectively
  • Develop and sustain the relationships you need to be successful

It is expected the successful candidate will utilize these tenants so they can build on their own essential skills and traits as well as support the growth and success of those around them.


As a senior project manager within the Strategic Weapons Control Development Organization, you will work directly with senior members of the program management team to plan, analyze, and execute the programs.  You will have direct responsibilities that immediately influence and impact the programs performance and achievement of internal and external deliverables.  Representative duties and tasks:

• Develops a cohesive project plan, authorizes the work, and manages cost, schedule and technical performance of projects (products or services) to achieve the plan
• Organizes interdepartmental activities to ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget
• Leads department or cross-functional project teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
• Identifies issues, coordinates corrective action plan, tracks progress, and follows through on implementation of corrective actions
• Supports customers on technical questions regarding project/products
• Leads team in forecasting project cost and schedule completion as required based on performance trends
Prepares and presents project status to leadership
• Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
• Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies for assigned projects
• Supports the Development of negotiation plans
• Supports customer negotiations for projects


• Solid knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorization
• Solid ability to generate cohesive project plans
• Solid ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is  sufficient to meet schedules
• Solid ability to identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
• Solid ability to understand and analyze project financial data
• Solid understanding of the fundamentals of risk and opportunity management and ability to apply them to projects and suppliers
• Solid ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
• Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal
• Ability to make sound, proactive decisions
• Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
• Negotiation skills
• Solid knowledge of MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and a PowerBI
• May be required to travel


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.

Department of Defense secret security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Once hired, it is expected that Applicants will apply for a Top Secret security clearance, if they don’t already have one.  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