NWS Program Support Specialist - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-07
General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Pittsfield
Massachusetts
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience.
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 an NWS Program Support 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 on the NWS program. 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:
The support specialist is responsible for providing contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis for the NWS program
The analyst will develop NWS program time-phased cost and/or schedule baseline within the contract parameters in conjunction with the NWS program team
The analyst will analyze NWS program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to NWS program management and program leads
The analyst is an integral part of the NWS program team, gathering and organizing data for reviews with appropriate engineer(s), IPT lead(s), and CAM(s) in support of the NWS program
Assists in the development of a time-phased budget and/or schedule to meet all contract and program objectives
Collects and updates NWS program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with NWS program manager and program leads
Maintains and statuses the NWS program schedule and records, compiles reports, graphs, charts, and related data in support of the NWS program
Identifies and analyzes the program critical path and driving paths to schedule specific milestones
Makes recommendations, coordinates, and identifies resources required to meet defined NWS program requirements and reviews results with NWS program management and leads
Contributes to discussions related to the root cause analyses and corrective actions and to tactical planning for completion of NWS program tasking
Assists in preparation of NWS program review documents and customer required documents
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 required documents associated with internal and contract changes and assists in formulating recommendations for corrective actions such as schedule revisions, staffing adjustments, funds allocations, and work environments
Tracks Who Charged reports, PA Task ID updates, WLF/HFT updates, IMS and CAM book updates, and PPM Dashboard updates, if applicable.
Prepares timely, accurate NWS program review documents and can be a delegate to present such data in the absence of the NWS program manager
Prepares timely, accurate customer required documents and reviews with NWS program management and department heads
Updates NWS program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure the latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated
Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships
Communicates professionally and effectively
Works on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Interfaces with multiple NWS IPT leads and PMs primarily at a single location
Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operations budgets and schedules, and staffing requirements for the NWS program

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Domain knowledge of and experience on the NWS program contracts, program management, functional and support processes and disciplines is required
Effective team builder
Acts as a change agent, challenges the status que
Solid ability to solve problems
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Solid organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
Solid ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
Solid interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Earned Value Management or scheduling tool knowledge is required
Solid knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles
Contact with internal customers: Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing
Experience with program requirments across planning, development, and production phases is desiredDomain knowledge in engineering disciplines is desired
Contact with external customers and vendors is desired
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