Sr. Director, Advanced Prototyping & Fabrication Programs
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Posted on: November 13, 2021
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of
the world's leading resources for high-technology systems
development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted
aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic,
wireless and laser technologies.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of
individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome
all qualified individuals to apply.
General Atomics (GA) is seeking a Sr. Director, Advanced
Prototyping & Fabrication Programs to lead and manage projects
supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration
This position reports to the Vice President of Inertial Fusion
Technology (IFT) at GA. The position will be responsible for
developing and managing advanced fabrication capabilities necessary
to successfully support NNSA missions. The Sr. Director will assist
IFT with broad strategic planning, multi-program work planning,
programmatic risk management, and work execution. To accomplish
this, the Director will work closely with National Laboratories and
Production Agencies, National Nuclear Security Administration
(NNSA), and Department of Defense (DoD) and their contractors. The
Sr. Director will be responsible for working in conjunction with
other managers to provide leadership and integration across the
larger Energy Group.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Direct, oversee, and plan the activities to revitalize GA's
fabrication facilities and stand up precision machine fabrication,
dimensional inspection, welding, assembly, and performance of
acceptance testing for classified and unclassified components in
support of NNSA missions and customers.
- Lead the hiring, development, and evaluation of personnel to
ensure operational and division requirements are met.
- Responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and
coordinating tasks assigned to the group.
- Provide direction on matters pertaining to the program,
projects, and/or designated engineering activities.
- Develop new programs, including personnel development, within
and among disciplines and across the division to move projects
forward and continuously improve the organization.
- Frequent travel to DoD and NNSA locations in support of program
development, work execution and review.
- Expected to become well aware of the depth and breadth of the
General Atomics capabilities in order to better represent GA to
both internal and external customersLeadership
- Demonstrated capability in program development, technical and
organizational leadership as evidenced by the ability to form,
organize, administer, and lead large scientific/engineering
projects or teams.
- Record of commitment to promoting objectives in safety,
security, environment, quality, diversity in the workplace, AA/EEO,
environment and health and employee development.
- Well-articulated leadership philosophy/strategy backed by
- Demonstrated commitment to the professional development and
mentoring of employees, and competence in leading teams and
building rapport with employees, peers, and supervisors.
- Experience in conflict resolution in the workplace.Strategy &
- Evidence of ability to influence scientific direction at the
- Demonstrated experience in building collaborative
relationships, internally across groups, divisions and
directorates, and externally with other laboratories, universities,
and industrial partners.
- Demonstrated experience in effective decision-making and
creative problem solving
- Knowledge of internal and external funding agencies (DOE/NNSA,
DoD, DHS, etc.), including experience and engagement with
Requires a MS or PhD preferred in a
physical science or engineering field such as Physics, Shock
Physics, Materials Science, Physical Chemistry, Engineering, or
areas related to support of NNSA missions and
customers.Expert-level knowledge of and experience in leadership
and management of technical personnel and programs, facility
operations including success at line management, program
development, advocacy, resource allocation, program execution, and
customer relations.A record of successful accomplishments and/or
demonstrated technical expertise in two or more of the following:
manufacturing, engineering; and/or quality engineering, in support
of NNSA's programs. Demonstrated experience in the process required
to fabricate and characterize components in support of these
activities.A record of successful teamwork and consensus building
demonstrated by working across organizational and program
boundaries.Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal
communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by recent
management assignments, internal and external interactions,
references, and by seminars, briefings, presentations, and
publications.Strong background and record of achievement in the
physical sciences or engineering, and a demonstrated ability to
lead, motivate and focus personnel (scientists, engineers,
technicians, analysists, managers, etc.) and work with a diverse
customer base.Knowledge of systems and processes for classified
parts, radioactive materials, precious metals, and chemicals.
Demonstrated experience in hazardous & radioactive waste
regulations, environmental compliance, and work with
beryllium.Moderate Travel: The successful candidate will be
required to travel in support of program meetings, reviews and
other activities in support of the fielding and execution of
manufacturing activitiesApplicants selected will be subject to a
Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified matter at the Q clearance
level.New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful
applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a
substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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