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Program Manager - SkyGuardian Global Support Solution (New Customers)

Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Program Manager to provide sustainment support in SGSS team. This position reports to a senior program manager and is responsible for program management elements to support our SGSS International customer fleet; these efforts include performance management and customer support in the sustainment of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian fleet.


  • Provide leadership in the execution of project, and contract deliverables.
  • Act as liaison between project management and the project team, planning, engineering, flight-line management, and the customer to resolve issues relating to program, operational, and resource priority concerns.
  • Coordinate the fielding and maintenance of SkyGuardian fleet.
  • Work closely with GA-ASI functional areas and international program office to coordinate planning, proposal development, and contract award.
  • Participate with Configuration Management Engineering to establish sustainment concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product improvements, DMSMS, and obsolescence solutions.
  • Knowledge of Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales approval process is highly desired.
  • Aviation sustainment background and experience with USAF government acquisition programs, EVMS, and MS Project is preferred.
  • Ensure overall Business Area compliance with various Business Management process areas.
  • Create project plans and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.
  • Oversee and monitor project schedules, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.
  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Assign and monitor work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.
  • Interpret and administer policies, processes and procedures that impact projects.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Identify and assess program issues and develop solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to employees working on assigned project. Effectively communicate program expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • May be required to interpret and administer policies and procedures that impact the program.
  • May participate in, lead segments of or provide overall management for the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.
  • 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 principles, concepts, and practice as well as 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 self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Must have the ability to gain and maintain a U.S. Government security clearance.Desirable Qualifications
    • Experience with Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts, to include Company Specific Technical Order development, execution and maintenance.
    • Demonstrated strong proposal planning, development, and contract award experience.
    • Experience building and maintaining relationships with the Air Force and International Customers.
    • Management experience in successful execution of cross-functional projects involving engineering, production, test and sustainment within contractual cost, schedule and performance constraints

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Chula Vista , Program Manager - SkyGuardian Global Support Solution (New Customers), Executive , Chula Vista, California

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