Systems Engineering Technical Manager - Military veterans preferred

2018-11-17
General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Other

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  full-time   employee


Pittsfield
Massachusetts
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance obtainable within a reasonable amount of time after 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 immediate opening for a Systems Engineering Technical Manager in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports
Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
Leads a group of engineers and technicians as assigned
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility
Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies on a single project
Participates in continuous process improvement efforts
Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
Communicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
Deals regularly with support functions outside project within the division
Regular contact with section manager and some contact with upper level division management
Works performed without appreciable direction
Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies
Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)
Expected to manage work, set objectives and meet commitments for self and others
Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skilled at executing complex tasks
Knowledge of Model-based Engineering desired
Effectively encourages trades across technical, contract and program domains of project
Excellent ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Excellent motivational skills
Self-directed/ self-starting ability
Excellent ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff
Excellent ability to engage in continuous learning
Excellent ability to communicate with managers and teammates
Works collaboratively with resources external to the functional or program team
Responsible for establishing and achieving operational objectives for a moderately complex function, program or program scope
Expected to integrate complex activities
Excellent proficiency at all responsibilities associated with the position
Typically has excellent experience in this area of expertise
Working knowledge of Agile methodology and ability to mentor team as well
Experience with coaching/mentoring teams in System Engineering lifecycle skills


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