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Project Manager (IR&D & Contract Programs)

Date posted 10/08/2018

Job ID#: 21084BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Job Title: Project Manager (IR&D & Contract Programs)
Job Category: Program/Project Management
City: Adelanto
State: California
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Project Manager, assigned to all contract and IR&D efforts, which have content at the GA-ASI Adelanto facility. This position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operational aspects of one or more project(s) and serves as a liaison between project management and the project team, planning, engineering, line management, and the customer on issues such as operational and scheduling concerns. Continually reviews status of project(s) and budgets to ensure project(s) are completed on time and within budget. Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives. May accomplish tasks through subordinate staff and/or management. Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer. Responsible for decisions which have an impact on outcomes and where failure to complete assignments will typically result in serious delays and expenditure of additional resources.

  • Create project plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.
  • Assist the San Diego, Adelanto, and Spanish Fork based Program Managers in managing program cost, schedule, scope and quality for their programs at the off-site facilities.
  • Oversee and monitor project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.
  • Manage final Flight Operations Facility (FOF) integration and functional checkout of IR&D and Contract aircraft builds
  • Provide coverage for IR&D and Contract Programs requiring on-site FOF presence, to include daily coordination and shift pass down meetings (e.g., IRAD ground/flight tests, integrations/ops checks, etc.) and work scheduling meetings.
  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Assign and monitor work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.
  • Administer and execute policies, processes, and procedures that impact the assigned project.
  • Interpret and administer policies, processes and procedures that impact project(s).
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Coordinate the transition of incoming and outgoing work between other company facilities.
  • Schedule and coordinate DD250 items from Adelanto & the High Desert.
  • Coordinate, manage and assist on-site VIP visits in Adelanto.
  • Interact with internal and external representatives at various levels concerning resolution of technical and scheduling issues.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.
  • Identify and assess project issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to employees working on assigned project. Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business
  • May be required to interpret and administer policies and procedures that impact project(s).
  • May participate in, lead segments of or provide overall management for the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.
  • Provide constructive participation in product concepts, design, development, testing, and integration efforts. Ensure the security of proprietary technology, data rights, and maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications
  • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least five of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.
  • The ability to initiate, plan, and manage project
  • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine matters of diverse scope and nature.
  • Strong analytical, communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Technical background in Engineering is preferred.
  • Experience in aerospace or similar related field is preferred.

Travel Percentage Required :
0% - 25%

Clearance Required?
Clearance Level Secret
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