Bluefin Robotics Senior Project Manager

Quincy, MA, USA
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. 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 in Quincy, Massachusetts for a Bluefin Robotics Senior Project Manager in the Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Business Segment. The position will provide primary support to the capture and management of programs in the unmanned systems market area, including the Bluefin Robotics family of UUV products provided to both domestic and international customers, as well as all associated Customer Service activities. The position will also support other initiatives acrossthe entire AUS portfolio as required. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


  • Responsibility to meet corporate business objectives relating to revenue, margin, quality, and on-time delivery
  • Interfaces with customer to gain and maintain market specific knowledge and understanding of product use in the field to formulate their requirements in a Market / Product Requirements Document
  • Works with marketing team in activities related to the products including competitive analysis and pricing, product requirements, development of marketing materials, and analysis of market trends
  • Provides guidance and assistance to sales in selling the product
  • Uses proposal plans and strategies to develop, define, and implement cohesive, integrated program, subcontractor, and material plans that achieve overall current and long term objectives of the program, business unit, and division
  • Develops WBS and WBS dictionary as baseline for scope definition and effective integrated cost/schedule management of the project
  • Authorizes the work, organizes interdepartmental activities, and tracks work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedules
  • Conducts reviews to drill down into issues on products/projects, identify risks, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts and corrective actions to project teams
  • Works with the engineering and operations team to ensure appropriate alignment of resources to attain product/project goals
  • Forecasts product/project completion as required based on performance trends
  • Supports customers on technical questions regarding the project/product(s)
  • Leads team to identify and quantify risks and opportunities; leads risk mitigation / opportunity capture activities
  • Balances product/project plans, risks, and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets
  • Identifies scope changes and develops product/project positions for equitable cost and schedule adjustments
  • Responsible for the profit and loss of products/projects
  • Develops and executes proposal plans and strategies
  • Develops customer relationships and develops new business within the market/project
  • Develops negotiation plans
  • Leads customer negotiations for products/projects


  • Experience with US Navy markets, specifically PEO USC, is preferred
  • Ability to negotiate win-win solutions
  • Proficient knowledge of company products, competitive products and services
  • Proficient knowledge of target customer markets
  • Outstanding relationship management and marketing skills
  • Ability to perform product demonstrations and training for sales
  • Ability to develop marketing material for the product
  • Technical understanding of product(s)
  • Proficient knowledge of work estimating, allocation, scheduling, and authorization
  • Ability to use proposal plans and strategies to implement executable, cohesive program plans
  • Ability to develop and implement a product-oriented WBS and WBS Dictionary
  • Proficient understanding of basic philosophy of program schedules, risk areas, slack time, and critical path
  • Proficient ability to generate cohesive project plans
  • Proficient ability to track work accomplished to baseline plans to ensure rate of work completion is sufficient to meet schedules
  • Proficient ability to identify issues, track progress, and follow through on effective corrective actions based on data analysis and trends
  • Proficient ability to understand and analyze project financial data
  • Ability to evaluate quality of work product to ensure satisfaction of customer requirements
  • Proficient understanding of the fundamentals of risk and opportunity management and ability to apply them to projects
  • Proficient ability to lead teams in matrix organization to achieve schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal
  • Ability to make sound, proactive decisions
  • Ability to develop and execute proposal plans and strategies
  • Proficient understanding of value propositions and ability to make effective trades within project trade spaces
  • Skilled in the development and implementation of product/project strategy and tactics
  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance at time of hire is a plus
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus
  • May be required to travel

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 12,000+ 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

As a contractor to the Federal Government, General Dynamics Mission Systems must comply with the federal mandate requiring our workforce be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by January 4, 2022, with only very limited exceptions for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

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