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Engineering Project Mangement

Location: Sterling Heights, MI, United States
Date Posted:
Category: Engineering
Requisition ID: 11843
Career Level: Mid-Career
Remote Work Options: Hybrid
Clearance Type: Ability to obtain security clearance

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Job Description

About the Role:

This is an exciting position that is responsible for the planning and execution of engineering support to production and leading the execution of development task orders in support of the M-SHORAD program.  The M-SHORAD program is the newest ground to air defense system that is based on a Stryker A1 platform.

Company Information: 

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness.  Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. 

Hybrid or onsite:

  • Due to the nature of the work, this role requires on-site presence up to 100%


What We Offer:

Starting your career or you are an experience professional, we offer a Total Rewards package that is Impactful and built for you.

  • Healthcare including medical, dental, vision, HSA and Flex Spending
  • Competitive base pay and incentive pay that rewards individual and team performance, and comprehensive benefits.
  • 401k Match (6%)
  • Educational Assistance
  • 9-80 Work Schedule (This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off)
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Onsite cafeteria, remodeled fitness center, and outdoor fitness track


Responsibility Include:

  • Engineering Support to Production

o   Leading the technical management and resolution of production related problem reports in alignment with the needs of the M-SHORAD Production Program.

o   Collaborate with technical leads, ensure high quality corrective actions are developed, validated, and approved through the GDLS and our subcontractor partners’ change process.

o   When required, planning and managing individual projects for critical/significant issues that pose a significant risk to the production program.

o   Coordinating technical activity with the customer to ensure alignment and agreement on the path forward and mitigation plans for technical issues.

o   Responsible for communicating obsolescence alerts to the customer and make recommendation for resolution.

o   Support internal coordination meetings and ensure effective cross functional communication.

  • Lead Development Task Orders as Assigned 

o   Support proposal development and associated kick-off packages in response to customer RFPs.

o   Create project plans/schedules by working with the GDLS Engineering organization, our major subcontractors and other functional organizations.  Ensuring project schedules are synchronized and integrated between GDLS and our subcontractor partners. This includes formal IMS deliveries to the customer in accordance with the contract.

o   Manage all projects within agreed upon contract scope, schedule and budget to a high level of quality and ensuring product safety for the Soldier.

o   Ensure all project milestones are completed on time and in alignment with our internal processes.

o   Forecasting all engineering manpower for the project(s) for which you are responsible.

o   Identify critical issues/risks requiring action in a timely manner and manage to closure.

o   Provide status of projects at various meeting both internally and with the customer, including to Engineering and Program leadership.

o   Utilize and/or develop metrics for monitoring project performances. 


Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, chemical, or computer engineering preferred.  Other technical degrees will be considered with relevant experience.  Advanced/additional degree in Business Administration a plus.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in the engineering/defense industries.
  • Demonstrated project engineering experience overseeing simple or complex technical projects.
  • Expectation is that the candidate possesses, understands, and can apply the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of project management to plan and execute engineering projects.
  • Proven experience in technical interface with customers and ability to lead multi-functional teams.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and presentation.
  • Analytical skills and ability to direct and consult on technical analyses.
  • Must be willing to travel (domestic and/or foreign) as needed (10%).
  • Proficiency in Windows XP and Microsoft Office with adequate computer skills to manage the development of presentations and other methods of media display.
  • Knowledge of business finances, project budget management and forecasting, scheduling tools, and critical path analysis.
  • This position will require eligibility to obtain a US security clearance.  (Non-US Citizens may not be eligible) 


Pay Transparency:

GDLS considers factors such as, scope/responsibilities of the position, candidate experience and education/training background, in addition to local market comparable and business considerations when extending an offer.



Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, General Dynamics is a global aerospace and defense company offering a broad portfolio of products and services in business aviation; ship construction and repair; land combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; and technology products and services. General Dynamics employs more than 100,000 people across 65 countries worldwide and in all 50 U.S. states, more information is available at General Dynamics Land Systems, is a business unit of General Dynamics, and is an innovative leader of ground combat systems’ equipment and software for our clients. Our performance-driven team partners with the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corp and other militaries across the Globe to ensure that next generation ground combat vehicles are ready to protect our fighting men and women in uniform. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At General Dynamics Land Systems, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a healthy and secure working environment that empowers team members to build careers that reward. We are focused on supporting an inclusive company that recognizes the value in creating a dynamic team that is diverse.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, General Dynamics Land Systems (“GDLS”) provides all persons with equal opportunity and access to all aspects of employment process, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or membership in any group protected by federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. GDLS also is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.. If, due to a disability, you need an accommodation to search or apply for an opportunity with GDLS, please call 586-825-4000 or send an e-mail to [email protected] for assistance and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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