The Advanced Programs Group at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is looking for a Project Manager with a strong technical background, preferably in engineering, who will be supporting research and development for next generation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This position typically reports to a Program Manager or a Senior Program Manager.


+ Assist with development of project plan(s) and manage resources to ensure project schedule, budget, quality, and specification goals are attained.

+ Manage and monitor project schedule, timelines, and milestones from initiation to delivery to meet delivery goals.

+ Continually reviews status of the project(s) and budgets to ensure project(s) are completed on time and within budget.

+ Responsible for managing and coordinating the operational aspects of one or more project(s) and serves as the liaison between project management and the project team, planning, and line management for sharing information and resolving basic problems.

+ Coordinate departmental and/or cross-functional teams to assign and prioritize tasks focused on delivering new or upgrading existing products and/or services.

+ Assign and monitor work of project management staff, providing technical support and direction when necessary.

+ Assesses project issues and develops solutions to meet production, quality, and customer-satisfaction goals and objectives.

+ Administer and execute policies, processes, and procedures that impact the assigned project.

+ Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project management, line management, and the customer.

+ Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and may present results to project management team and/or management.

+ Collaborate across management and project team to expand services and potential business opportunities.

+ Ensure compliance with environmental and other regulations.

+ Identify and assess project issues and develop recommendations for solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer satisfaction goals and objectives.

+ Act as a lead providing direction and guidance to employees working on assigned project.

+ May participate in or lead segments of the request for proposal (RFP) process to generate new business.

+ Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

+ Responsible for ensuring all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations are observed wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

+ Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

+ Additional Functions: Other duties as assigned or required.

Desirable characteristics for this role include the following:

+ Previous experience with low TRL projects, from concept inception through design, build, and verification testing

+ Four or more years of experience as a development engineer (e.g. EE, ME, SW, etc.) or in the sciences (e.g. principal investigator, research, data science, etc.)

+ Previous experience as a Project Engineer, SAP Enterprise or Manufacturing, Power BI

+ Previous experience preparing ROMs and proposals or responding to audits, Earned Value Management (EVM), experience with Risk Management and vendor source selection preferred.

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 have a thorough 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.

+ Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD government clearance as desired for this position.

+ The ability to initiate, plan and manage projects.

+ The ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop solutions to a wide range of complex issues.

+ Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; and be Customer-focused, and able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required.

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required.

Salary: $100,290 – $183,098 Travel Percentage Required 0 – 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Hybrid

General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v20/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.