General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems

Deputy Program Manager

Job Locations US-VT-Williston | US-ME-Saco
Requisition ID
Position Type
Full Time
Project/Program Management


General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a premier provider of ordnance, weapons and tactical systems to the US Department of Defense and allied nations, is seeking an experienced Deputy Program Manager to join our team. 


The Deputy Program Manager will manage smaller programs and specific projects within larger programs relative to customer and business commitments.


We are about supporting the mission of the warfighter. Our products can be found with every U.S. military branch and with allies around the world. If you see yourself as a versatile individual, broadened experiences and career advancement are within your control.



**This position is posted for both our Williston, VT Ops and Saco, ME Ops**

Major Position Responsibilities

  • Facilitates achievement of financial objectives, works with financial analyst to track and communicate performance
  • Identify and pursue program growth/opportunity initiatives, recommend trade-offs and lead implementation
  • Manage smaller proposals and support program bid, negotiation and contract review
  • Plays a lead role in program planning, baseline schedule management, and program execution
  • Ensure functional management staffing, coordination, execution and accountability across program
  • Documents program requirements and/or objectives in program plan
  • Manage compliance to contract, business and regulatory requirements. Responsible for CDRL and data management
  • Manage program risk and change control
  • Maintain a safe work environment and promote/demonstrate safe behavior



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Model and demonstrate Weapon Systems standards:
    • Do Your Job Well - Always fulfill your core roles & responsibilities
    • Flex - Make contributions beyond your formal role and responsibilities
    • Surge - Surge effort when required to support your team, meet customer commitments and meet business commitments
    • Grow - proactively seek & acquire new knowledge & skills, and create opportunities to apply & practice them
    • Lead - Take responsibility for and act on what is within your control, proactively engage others to solve problems that are not within your control, direct your energy toward ‘how we will’ vs. ‘why we can’t’, and always make things better
  • Supports execution of program financial performance
  • Self-motivated and able to lead multiple tasks in program execution
  • Developing ability to work in stressful situations       and under tight timelines
  • Ability to access business systems       to obtain operations , supply chain and financial data in support of program activities
  • Ability to assess program execution/processes and recommend improvements
  • Developing ability to process multiples sources of information and quickly focus on the key elements
  • Developing written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Support program manager in assessing personnel performance and gaps, and work with team to close those gaps
  • Ability to mentor, coach and develop team members

Basic Qualifications


Required:  Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in business, engineering or a related technical field


Preferred:  Master's degree in business, engineering or a related technical field




  • 5 or more years of combined experience with program planning elements, earned value management systems (EVMS), progress tracking activities, risk management and contract or subcontract management skills. Expert PC skills with working knowledge of MS Office tools, including MS Project.


  • Experience in a DoD business environment and DoD systems engineering processes, methods and standards
  • Military background and experience


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