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Project Manager - Production/ Retrofit

Palmdale, California
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Date posted 08/16/2022 Job ID 36542BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Management Job Title Project Manager - Production/ Retrofit City Palmdale 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 a new opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Gray Butte FOF (Palmdale, Ca) Production and Retrofits program team for the USAF Customer. Under the supervision of Program Manager, this position is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the operational aspects of one or more smaller sized projects.

This position is responsible for managing and coordinating the daily operational aspects of a project and serves as the liaison between project management and the test project team, planning, and line management to present and exchange information; Continually reviews status of the project and budget; manages schedules and develops appropriate reports to document progress of the project; Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives; Participates in the development of mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.

  • Assist with development of project plan and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.
  • Manage Production and Retrofit aircraft while going manufacturing and Mod lines.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of Government Flight Representative approved ground and flight operations procedures.
  • Monitor project schedule, timeline, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.
  • Perform duties as Control Account Manager for assigned projects requiring performance and financial analysis using Earned value Management practices to keep Aircraft Product Manager and contract Program Manager apprised of cost and schedule
  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Monitor work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.
  • Create progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation. May present results to project staff and FOF leadership when necessary.
  • Coordinate with staff and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.
  • Identify and assess project issues and develop recommendations for solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • May act as a lead providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project.
  • May participate in the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.
  • 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

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 at least six years of progressively complex experience in project administration.
  • May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • A STEM degree is highly desired.
  • Must have a good 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.
  • Must possess:
    • The ability to initiate, plan and manage projects
    • The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a wide range of issue
    • Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret Apply Now
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