Program Performance Management Specialist - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
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 immediate opening for Program Performance Management Specialist. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
This position is responsible for providing contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis related to established or new development programs for major component or small system, or production or logistics programs
Single or multiple contracts typically valued up to $20M per year
The analyst will develop the program cost and/or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program team
The analyst will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), and monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program manager and program leads
Develops the time-phased budget in conjunction with program team to meet all contract and program objectives
Collects and updates full program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with program manager and program leads
Integrates subcontractor cost and/or schedule data and/or material data into program data
Ensures program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts
Applies advanced schedule techniques and analysis (health and quality checks, resource loading, risk analysis)
Analyzes critical path and driving paths to identify and manage schedule risk
Prepares timely, accurate program review documents
Presents documents to appropriate audience
Prepares timely, accurate customer required documents and reviews with program manager and department manager
Coordinates contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), risk and opportunity, and Management Reserve data with Finance organization as input into business financial commitments
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated
Applies key areas of the Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to develop executable processes for supported programs and lead program teams in their implementation
Defines requirements to solve common business problems
Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships, internally and externally
Communicates professionally and effectively with employees and customers
Supports other programs with expertise during critical time frames
Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Partners with functional groups
May support proposal activity

Proficient organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
Proficient ability to solve problems
Effective team builder
Experience with proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development) is a plus
Proficient at working both independently and as a team member
Proficient ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
Proficient interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
Acts as a change agent, challenges the status quo
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Earned Value Management and scheduling tool experience required.
Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with multiple subcontractors
Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle and financial processes
Contact with internal Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
Contact with external customers and vendors
Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required
The analyst is an individual contributor working with minimal oversight

Prefered skills:
Cobra, Primavera, MS Project
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