Sr Adv Program Performance Management (Ppm) Analyst: Cost And Schedule Specialist

General Dynamics Scottsdale , AZ 85250

Posted 2 months ago

Sr Adv Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst: Cost and Schedule Specialist

USA-AZ-Scottsdale

Job ID: 2020-44028

Type: Full Time


of Openings:


1

Category: Program/Project Management

General Dynamics Mission Systems

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

Responsibilities

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Qualifications

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Sr Adv Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst: Cost and Schedule.

The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation's fundamental defense services. 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:

This position is responsible for utilizing required experiences with an integrated performance management, schedule management, or subject matter expert focus

Leads a team in contract/program cost and/or schedule development and management/analysis for developing engineering programs for critical major components, or production or logistics programs for a large custom subsystems or small total systems

Scope is programs with contract value typically at $20-50M per year, with total program value of $50-300M

The analyst will lead the development of the program cost and/or schedule baselines within the contract parameters, the analysis of program performance (historical and predictive), the monitoring of the contract/program Estimate at Complete and schedule completion date, and reviewing results with and making recommendations to program teams

Mentors and trains team members

Serves as a subject matter expert in the guidance and mentoring of program teams and Program Performance Management (PPM) staff in program management tools and processes

Leads a team in the development of the time-phased budget integrated with the IMS to meet all contract and program objectives

Manages and analyzes full program performance data, prepare historical and predictive measures, and drives program teams to make proactive decisions

Leads a team of analysts or manage mid-size project(s)

Integrates subcontractor and material cost and schedules data into program data

Advanced analysis in the contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), Management Reserve, risk and opportunity management

Prepares and presents accurate and timely program review documents to senior leadership

Partners with other functions in the integration of contract/program risk/opportunity, Management Reserve, and Estimated at Complete for business financial commitment analysis and reporting

Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes

Reconciles program data with latest contract modifications

Applies key areas of the Program Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to develop executable processes for supported programs and lead program teams in their implementation

Defines requirements to solve common business problems

Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: build collaborative relationships, internally and externally

Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and PMs across multiple geographic locations

Demonstrates EVMS compliance through audits

Recognized as subject matter expert in program performance management skills

Communicates professionally and effectively with team members and customers

Supports other programs with expertise during critical time frames

Works on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

Responsible for coordination and accuracy of timely program deliverables

Acts as change agent, challenge the status quo

Leads the development of the detailed IMP and IMS to meet all contract and program objectives and supports the integration of cost and schedule data

Ensures advanced schedule techniques (health and quality checks, resource loading, critical path analysis, and risk analysis) are applied effectively to drive proactive decisions

Ensures major projects and program schedules are horizontally and vertically integrated and resolves network logic conflicts

Creates and analyzes program milestone charts

Creates and manages WBS, IMP, and IMS for proposals

Mentors and trains employees in planning and scheduling best practices

Leads efforts to automate processes to solve common business problems

Leads the design of tests to evaluate new EVMS and/or schedule tools, analyze test results, and makes recommendations to support operational improvement

Leads the incorporation of new EVMS and/or schedule tools

Leads tool re-design to improve performance

Trains analysts in the EVMS and schedule tools

Serves as a senior resource to other analysts in developing solutions that meet complex business requirements

Leads process changes to improve overall efficiency of program performance management function

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Very strong organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities

Identifies and set priorities for a team

Creative problem solving

Effective team leader and team builder

Leads proposal activities (WBS Development, IMP/IMS development)

Demonstrates very strong professional written and oral communications

Very strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people

Coordinates a geographically dispersed and frequently virtual team

Thrives in an environment of ambiguity

In addition, 3 years of demonstrated leadership of teams

Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Advanced user in EVMS and/or scheduling tools and principles.

Experience in coordination of program requirements across planning stages with several subcontractors across distinct product lines

Very strong experience with DCMA audits

Domain knowledge in program and/or product life cycle, material management, financial processes, and contracting structure

Very strong experience in defense or federal contracting

Very strong experience working with program teams across multiple geographic locations

Interfaces with internal leadership to include Program Management and Business Unit leaders, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing

Regular interaction with external customers and vendors

Due to the nature of work performed, U.S. citizenship is required



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