Taunton, Massachusetts

Responsibilities for this Position

Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst

Job ID: 2020-46990
USA-MA-Pittsfield USA-MA-Taunton USA-NJ-Florham Park USA-VA-Fairfax
Required Clearance: No clearance
Posted Date: 1/4/2021
Category: Program/Project Management
Employment Type: Full Time
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience.

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

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Program Performance Management (PPM) Analyst. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services on the Strategic Systems program. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The PPM analyst is responsible for providing contract/program cost and/or schedule management and analysis for the Strategic Command and Control (SC2) development programs
The analyst will develop program time-phased cost and/or schedule baselines within the contract parameters in conjunction with the program teams
The analyst will analyze program performance (historical and predictive), monitor the contract/program Estimate at Complete and/or schedule completion date, and make recommendations to program management and program leads
The analyst is an integral part of the program team, gathering and organizing data for reviews with appropriate engineer(s), IPT lead(s), and CAM(s) in support of the program needs
Assists in the development of a time-phased budget and/or schedule to meet all contract and program objectives
Collects and updates program performance data, prepares and analyzes historical and predictive measures, and reviews results and recommendations with program managers and program leads
Maintains and statuses the program schedules and records, compiles reports, graphs, charts, and related data in support of the program needs
Identifies and analyzes the program critical paths and driving paths to schedule specific milestones
Makes recommendations, coordinates, and identifies resources required to meet defined program requirements and reviews results with program management and program leads

Contributes to discussions related to the root cause analyses and corrective actions and to tactical planning for completion of program tasking

Assists in preparation of program review documents and customer required documents
Coordinates contract/program Estimate At Complete (EAC), risk and opportunity, and Management Reserve data with Finance organization as input into business financial commitments
Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and required documents associated with internal and contract changes and assists in formulating recommendations for corrective actions such as schedule revisions, staffing adjustments, funds allocations, and work environments

**Supports all necessary meetings (SEITs, Financial, EV Metrics, Risks, etc.), provide general program support for PMs, DPMEs, IPTs, and CAMs when requested (Staffing questions, burn rate analysis’, etc.)

Tracks Who Charged reports, PA Task ID updates, WLF/HFT updates, IMS and CAM book updates, and PPM Dashboard updates, if applicable.

Prepares timely, accurate program review documents and can be a delegate to present such data in the absence of the program management

Prepares timely, accurate customer required documents and reviews with program management and department heads

Updates program time-phased budget and/or schedule and associated documents to ensure the latest contract modifications and related requirements are incorporated
Fosters an environment of trust and teamwork: builds collaborative relationships
Communicates professionally and effectively
Works on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Interfaces with multiple IPT leads and program management primarily at a single location
Determines, monitors, and reviews costs, operational budgets and schedules, and staffing requirements to satisfy program needs.

Supports proposal / ROM development activities for directed program changes to baseline. Resolve proposal preparation, fact finding, and negotiation agreements, modifications, and issues for directed program changes to baseline.


Effective team builder

Acts as a change agent, challenges the status que

Solid ability to solve problems
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Solid organizational, analysis, and time management skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to multi-task high priorities
Solid ability to demonstrate professional written and oral communications
Solid interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor in interacting with a wide variety of people
Effectively and efficiently works within time constraints and adjusts to changing circumstances
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, to include Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Earned Value Management or scheduling tool knowledge is required
Solid knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) principles
Contact with internal customers: Program Management, Finance, Contracts, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing

Domain knowledge of and experience on program contracts, program management, functional and support processes and disciplines is desired

Experience with program requirements across planning, development, and production phases is desired

Domain knowledge in engineering disciplines is desired

Contact with external customers and vendors is desired

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 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


Taunton, Massachusetts

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

From Gulfstream business jets and combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines and communications systems, people around the world depend on our products and services for their safety and security.

We offer a broad portfolio of innovative products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; IT and C4ISR solutions; and shipbuilding and ship repair.

General Dynamics employs thousands of people across the globe, with locations in more than 45 countries. We rely on the skills of our employees and their knowledge of customer requirements to deliver best-in-class products and services.

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