Project Manager III

General Atomics

Poway, CA

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager of Product Demonstrations to join our team in Poway, Ca. The selected candidate will be tasked with supporting and coordinating the operational aspects of one or more project(s) within GA-ASI’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Company Owned Fleet Management organization.  This role will be focused on product demonstrations utilizing company owned UAS assets.

  • Serves as a liaison between project management and the project team, planning, engineering, line management, and the customer on issues such as operational and scheduling concerns.
  • Continually reviews status of project(s) and budgets to ensure project(s) are completed on time and within budget.
  • Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.
  • Develop and enforce tools and procedures related to management of demonstrations.
  • Create project plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.
  • Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.
  • Interpret and administer policies, processes and procedures that impact project(s).
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • May participate in, lead segments of or provide overall management for the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

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 in business administration or related discipline and eleven or more years of progressively complex experience in the project administration field with at least five of those years in project management. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Must demonstrate an extensive understanding of project management processes and procedures, planning and scheduling methods, and budget management as well as the ability to organize, schedule, and coordinate workloads to meet established milestones and budgets.  
  • Ability to initiate, plan, and manage projects.
  • Identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a variety of non-routine matters of diverse scope and nature.
  • Strong analytical, communication, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and lead in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD security clearance is required.