Project Administrator

General Atomics San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job ID#: 23409BR

Company: General Atomics

Job Title: Project Administrator

Job Category: Engineering, Program/Project Management

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Administrator to support our Laser and Advanced Sensor programs located in Rancho Bernardo, CA. The Lasers and Advanced Sensors (LAS) business unit is focused on the design, development, fabrication and integration of high energy laser systems, laser weapons systems and advanced sensors that provide targeting, tracking and identification functionality.

With general supervision, this position is responsible for coordinating the daily operational aspects of projects and serves as the liaison between project management and the project team, planning, and line management to present and exchange information. Continually reviews status of the project and budget; helps manage schedules and develops appropriate reports to document progress of the project. Assists in assessing project issues and helps develop solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives. Participates in the development of mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.


  • Administers daily operational aspects of one or more ongoing projects; participates in project plan development.

  • Follows through on actions to completion, identifying and removing obstacles along the way.

  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.

  • Monitor project schedule, timeline, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.

  • Assists in coordinating departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services

  • Integrates and analyzes project plans to ensure milestones and delivery requirements are met; ensures that all the key parties are advised.

  • Participates in problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.

  • Develops appropriate electronic and hard copy reports and records.

  • May represent the organization with outside organizations.

  • Provides direction to support staff and may provide direction to less experienced professional staff.

  • May participate in the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs 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 bachelors degree in Business Administration or a related discipline and three or more years of progressive professional project administration experience. Equivalent professional experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Prefer candidates to have a related engineering discipline degree.

  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) concepts utilizing Excel or MS Project is required.

  • Experience in laser technology, defense or aerospace is preferred.

  • Must demonstrate a general understanding of project administration principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Must have experience organizing, planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of problems; (2) good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) good interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; and (4) good computer skills.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential, as is the ability to work extended hours as required.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Yes

Clearance Level Secret

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