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Program Manager - Development

Location: Poway
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

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 for an experienced Program Manager to lead development efforts on key enabler programs. This position will be located in Poway, CA and will report to the a Senior Program Manager. This position is responsible for the planning, managing and technical performance of one or more established program(s) contained at a single location.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct 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 for the program(s).
Collaborate with leadership to develop and implement current, annual, and long-term technical, schedule, quality, business, and financial objectives for the program(s).
Collaborate with engineering to establish design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.
Interact with management and customer representatives regarding programs, operational decisions, scheduling requirements and contractual clarification. Act as primary contact for program issues.
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.
Act as the primary customer contact for program activities and lead program review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
Identify program issues and provide leadership in developing solutions such as re-allocation of resources or modifying contract specification.
Support leadership in the pursuit of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities. 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.
Direct 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 Bachelor's, Master's 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 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 self0initiatied basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Program Manager - Development, Executive , Poway, California

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