Project Lead Engineer / Manager - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
Department of Defense secret security clearance is required at time of hire. 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.

Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an exciting position in our sunny Orlando, Florida location. We are seeking an individual systems Project Lead Engineer / Manager who will technically and managerially contribute to the Consolidated Product line Management (CPM) Next contracts. You will be a part of the development of next generation military C2 training environments using Modeling and Simulation. In this role as a Project Lead Engineer, you will:
Lead development of major strategic projects or groups of projects by applying engineering knowledge and expertise to achieve tech goals
Plan and execute a single large-sized project or multiple moderate-sized projects
Be responsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
Lead a group of engineers and technicians as assigned by the projects
Direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility
Be an advocate and facilitator of continuous process improvement and infrastructure change
Supervise and manage lower level employees
Lead regular communication with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
Deal regularly with support functions outside of project assignment
Serve as consultant to senior management and customers on long-range company planning
Perform and lead activities in Live/Virtual/Constructive (LVC) domain to include Interoperability requirements, designs and implementations, as required to support the LT2 Product Line
Synthesize solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Effectively choose the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
Leads medium to large proposals with identification of cross business unit strengths and technical shortcoming
Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects

Demonstrated leadership skills
Proven team building and motivation skills
Proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills
Proven problem solving skills in complex environments
Recognized internally as proficient in project management
Demonstrated ability to apply or develop highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts
Demonstrated understanding of company policies and practices
Demonstrated understanding of engineering processes and practices
Demonstrated planning and organization skills
Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of tools and Microsoft Project
Demonstrated knowledge of various project life cycles including agile
Demonstrated ability to communicate issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Demonstrated ability to easily and effectively communicate project topics to a diverse audience
Demonstrated ability to clearly report relevant information
Demonstrated ability to understand and apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls for large complex programs
Demonstrated ability to anticipate technology, process, and skill needs
Demonstrates proactive leadership and has name recognition throughout the business unit
Creates an environment in which impact of technology on the business is clearly recognized

Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran