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General Dynamics Information Technology Project Manager/Deputy Program Manager in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Job Family: Project/Task Management

GDIT is seeking a Senior Project Manager to oversee the Joint Education and Training System (JETS) Program. This person will be responsible for managing JETS Project execution, including maintaining the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS), Project Plans, and managing overall project execution and delivery activities, ensuring the required outcomes with respect to schedules, milestones, and deliverables are met. Manage and oversee all activities performed by GDIT personnel and subcontractors, to satisfy all program requirements.

Typical duties include:

  • Manage all aspects of project activity including the performance, cost, and schedule of the project. Organize, plan, and direct all contractor support activities. Formulate and review deliverable items and ensure conformance with all prescribed standards and schedules as set forth in the PWS. Manage the day-to-day activities and is directly responsible for supervision of the personnel assigned to this contract.

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of project performance/status reports. Interface with customer project personnel and key stakeholders on a continuous basis

  • Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, schedules, milestones, deliverables as well as financial and contractual and administrative tasks activities.

  • Supervises assigned technical and administrative staff, including subordinate supervisors, and performs personnel actions including timecard approval and performance evaluation.

  • Directs program activities to meet client and organization work objectives and serves as a liaison with clients to coordinate activities, negotiate tasks, and solve problems.

  • Develops key trusted advisor relationships with customers for which they are the point of contact.

  • Assures quality of products, services, and deliverables, including participating in reviews, audits, and milestone events.

  • Will assist in financial management services, including financial analysis, budget and cost quote preparation, cost management.

  • Coordinates and monitors professional services activities, if needed

  • Develops, reviews, and approves plans, schedules, consulting agreements and other program documents.

  • Prepares and provides various briefings, reports and technical reviews to senior management as requested and milestone events related to project execution

  • Ensures compliance with relevant corporate and government policies and standards.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

  • Performs business development activities at all stages, including the preparation and review of technical and cost proposals. Identifies and captures opportunities for organic growth within assigned areas and supports enterprise growth activities.

  • Possess a strong, technical understanding of cloud environments

Educational Requirements:

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of IT Project Management experience

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Experience managing projects with an aggregate annual value of over $10 million

*Certification Requirements: *

  • Active PMP certification required

  • ITSM Certifications desired

  • DoD Secret Clearance

*Experience Requirements: *

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.


  • This position is expected to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Daylight Time.

  • On-Call or after hours support may be required to address concerns by Team Leads and/or customer stakeholders.


COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.