• Program Management Analyst, P3 Working Level

    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/16/2018 1:07 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Program/Project Management
    Employment Type
    Full Time - Regular
  • Project/Program Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is currently looking for a Project Management Analyst (PMA) to join our team in Ottawa. The Project Management Analyst plays a key role in providing advanced support to program managers. Your day to day activities include developing, monitoring, and interpreting program data including performance measures, financials, project plans, schedules, issues, action items, and any other data deemed necessary to assist the program in meeting its objectives. We are looking for a proactive team player with a high standard of ethics, demonstrated ability in preparing and tracking project management plans and schedules, superior communication skills in order to build relationships with all internal stake holders while promoting, implementing, and resolving issues to ensure operational efficiency.



    • Driving and managing the project master schedule and input into associated project plans, schedules, and earn value systems.
    • Supporting the planning, initiation and execution of work breakdown structures (WBS), work packages, cost accounts, earned value methodology.
    • Assignment of resources using scheduling tool, analysis of resource loading, identification of critical path activities, and recommendations.
    • Set-up and maintenance of programs in earned value reporting system to facilitate the reporting of earned value, cost, and schedule metrics against established baseline.
    • Oversight, tracking, and reporting of progress against established baseline.
    • Support periodic schedule status and earned value reporting including preparation of presentations for company and customer programs reviews.
    • Analyze and interpret cost and schedule variances and other measures of project performance. Proactively identify issues and make recommendations to mitigate risk.
    • Maintaining schedule updates and estimates to complete (ETC). Preparation of baseline change requests reflecting scope changes as needed.
    • Defining, documenting, and controlling all project related data such as personnel loading, procurement status, defects, problems, risk register, actions items and review meeting minutes.
    • Supporting program financial analysis by providing knowledgeable advice with regard to the reliability and associated risks of forecast data.
    • Driving program close-out activities including preparation of deficiency lists and collection of close-out documentation.
    • Supporting bid and proposal activities as needed.
    • Providing support to other PMA’s as required.
    • Other project related duties as requested.


    • Advanced Microsoft Project Skills.
    • Complete understanding of an engineering development/product delivery process.
    • Proficient with earned value tools. Cobra experience an asset.
    • Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint software.
    • Proficient knowledge and experience with program management and earned value concepts.
    • Experience preparing project management plans and schedules, developing work breakdown structures (WBS), critical path analysis, and risk mitigation.
    • Excellent analytical capacity to interpret data and link to underlying causes, identify trends and problems early on in the program cycle and make recommendations in response.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision, solving moderate to complex problems.


    • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent 4-6 years experience in project planning and cost control, PMP or equivalent recommended.


    Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
    Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace.  Workplace accommodations are available.

    Company Overview

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


    Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.


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