Brunswick, Maine

Responsibilities for this Position

Sr Supervisor, Programs


Req ID: 2022-3251
Type: Regular Full-Time
Remaining Positions: 1
Post End Date: 8/28/2022
Category: Accounting/Finance
Salary Grade: E
Shift: 1st


The Program Controls Supervisor is responsible for supporting the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract and acting in a supervisory capacity for the Program Controls/Financial analysts executing scope at the individual contributor level. This support will consist of reporting performance and status of this contract/program to the Program Controls Manager, DDG 51 Planning Yard Program Office; DDG 51 Planning Yard Navy customer and acting as an agent of the Program Controls organization in both assisting and educating all functional areas of the program as needed/required.

The core functions the Program Controls Supervisor will be responsible for his/her team performing are maintaining and reporting on the financial and contractual health of the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract. This includes applying project management principles to assigned projects while performing financial analysis, as well as day to day maintenance of our cost systems and data reporting platforms. An overarching tenet of the department's direction is to continue to develop, design & implement new/revised policies, procedures, tools & techniques to manage the growing challenges of maintaining cost and schedule objectives on the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract. The basic core job functions this individual will be responsible for ensuring are completed at a high level are listed (but are not limited to) below:

  • Manage staff of 4 Program Cost Analysts supporting the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract
  • Track & status the overall project lifecycle of the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract (Cost, Schedule, Budget, etc.)
  • Responsible for the Obligation and Operational Planning of the DDG 51 Planning Yard contract
  • Responsible for maintaining and auditing all cost data for accuracy and data integrity
  • Work cross-departmentally with multiple functions/organizations in effort to achieve program financial goals

  • Track team wide funding depletion status & burn rate in fast paced, dynamic Post Delivery environment
  • Collaborate with Program Office Work Plan Managers to assess funding needs
  • Manage and coordinate the Obligation Plan for annual work requirements - working with Navy and BIW Program Offices
  • Establish & maintain contract budget baselines
  • Implement & update Program Estimates at Complete
  • Compile & monitor Program performance metrics
  • Support PMO/Procurement groups with development, analysis & maintenance of material estimates & cost tracking/performance
  • Partner with Estimating group to incorporate proposal-stage estimates into baseline work to be performed and monitored
  • Support Program Office and all functional areas within Program
  • Interface & liaise with subcontractors & Navy Program Office
  • Manage & maintain BIW Cost System for program/contract
  • Responsible for internal & external performance reporting


Bachelor's degree in Technical/Engineering, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field required
Strong critical analysis skills and business acumen
Ability to frame up issues, options and solutions for business decision-making

Demonstrated critical and strategic thinking skills
Ability to work at different levels of detail and concisely summarize complex issues; comfortable with ambiguous task assignments
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Access and Excel skills required to manage & manipulate data/information

Earned Value Management experience a plus

Experience with Deltek (Cobra/Open Plan) & SAP also a plus


  • 3 or more years of relevant business experience preferred
  • Prior experience in Government Contracting; Program Controls/Finance; Cost Accounting preferred
  • Good project management skills including prioritization of multiple tasks and deliverables
  • Ability and drive to work independently and within a dynamic team environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships across the BIW organization is critical
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Highly motivated person with proven analytical skills
  • Adept at prioritizing and managing to deadlines


Brunswick, Maine

General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company.

Our portfolio spans the realm of the world's most technologically advanced business jets, wheeled combat vehicles, command and control systems and nuclear submarines. We offer these through our five business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems and Marine Systems.

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