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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Program Manager, MQ-9B Capture in San Diego, California

Program Manager, MQ-9B Capture

San Diego, California

Date posted 04/08/2021

Job ID 31688BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Experience Level Management

Job Title Program Manager, MQ-9B Capture

City San Diego

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.

This position typically reports to a senior level program manager or director and is responsible for the planning, managing and technical performance of one or more development, production, or sustainment program(s). Manages programs which have defined program plans and delivery methodologies. Leads all phases of assigned program(s) from program set-up, technical reviews, financial reviews, cost/schedule tracking, and both internal and external deliverables. Applies established technologies using standard principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to provide solutions to a variety of technical or financial risks or issues. Dependent on a program’s breadth and scope, may be required to lead subordinate managers to accomplish the objectives and deliverables. Responsible for decisions that could impact outcomes where erroneous decisions could cause serious schedule delays and expenditure of additional time and resources.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all phases of the program(s) from conceptualization through completion, including acquisition, planning, and managing technical performance to ensure quality, business, and financial objectives are attained.

  • Develop and coordinate program plans or delivery methods which usually serve a single customer.

  • Participate with technical staff and/or Division/Group executive management to develop and implement current, annual, and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for the program(s). May also contribute to the development of Group/Company objectives.

  • Participate with engineering to establish requirements, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.

  • Interact with internal and external representatives at various levels concerning resolution of technical and scheduling risks or issues. Act as primary contact for program.

  • Influence, and coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract(s). Influence contract acquisitions, negotiations and modifications.

  • Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by participating in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of the required management, professional, and technical talent.

  • Act as the primary customer contact for program activities and may lead program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.

  • Identify program risk or issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying contract specification.

  • Contribute to the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities.

  • May participate with Group management in pursuing business partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures that enhance the capabilities of the Group/Company and may result in new products, programs and business opportunities.

  • Manage the development of and ensure the security of proprietary technology, and maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • 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, Masters or PhD in engineering, science or a related technical field as well as eleven or more years of progressively complex program administration experience with at least five of those years managing programs. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Demonstrates technical expertise and application of program management principles, concepts, and practice as well as program management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Must be able to develop solutions to problems that require coordination of technologies across program requirements.

  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.

  • Customer focused, must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Yes

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? Yes

Clearance Level Secret

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.

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