Systems Engineering Manager
Pittsfield, MA 
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Job Description
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent experience, plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant supervisory experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: 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

Duties and Tasks:

Provides leadership in defining technology, tool and process strategy across a technical domain
Overall responsibility for the engineering aspects of a technical domain, to include the acquisition of critical resources
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering efforts within area of responsibility
Capable of identifying project risks, assessing issues and developing resolutions that meet cost, schedule productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
Review's 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
Serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
Handles personnel issues within area of responsibility including merit planning, performance reviews and disciplinary actions
Participates in development of technical strategies and teaming strategies in technical domain
Participates in the proposal process, including the development of executable project plans on proposals
Ensures process compliance of all engineering activity in area of responsibility
Leads specific process improvement activities
Determines and implements the organizational training needs in accordance with the requirements of the technical domain
Ensures that domain engineers are active in developing risk mitigation plans and managing their risk profiles
May have budget responsibilities
Frequently interacts with subordinate supervisors and employees
Communicates regularly with project customer, and suppliers, project team, and internal management
Regular contact with all other personnel in area of responsibility
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:

Strong leadership skills
Applies or develops highly advanced technologies, principles, theories and concepts
Strong written and verbal communications skills, bridges communication across teams
Strong ability to think creatively
Strong ability to multi-task, skilled at executing complex tasks
Strong ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Strong ability to understand and apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM)
Strong experience in driving continuous improvement in Engineering process and tools
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
Strong proficiency at all responsibilities associated with the position
Strong ability to recruit, manage and retain people
Typically has strong experience in this area of expertise
Understands, evaluates and guides the focus of all activities in a technical domain
Recognized internally and externally as an expert in their field
Demonstrates consistently high ratings on People Commitments
Travel may be required

Erroneous decisions or recommendations may have long-term effects and may affect the image of the company's capability

ABOUT GENERAL DYNAMICS IN PITTSFIELD, MA

Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.

The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also a recreation hub with mountains for hiking or mountain biking, multiple lakes, ski areas, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.

As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer. Boston and New York City are both less than a 3 hour drive away.

The Berkshires are Calling!

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 12,000+ 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

ABOUT GENERAL DYNAMICS IN PITTSFIELD, MA

Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.

The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark Art Institute and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also a recreation hub with mountains for hiking or mountain biking, multiple lakes, ski areas, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.

As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer. Boston and New York City are both less than a 3 hour drive away.

The Berkshires are Calling!

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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