General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Control Account Manager in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21626BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Control Account Manager

Job Category: Engineering, Program/Project Management

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

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.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Control Account Manager (CAM) to join our EMS group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

This position directly supports the Systems Integration and Test group by ensuring projects are contained within the defined technical scope, capturing and managing the technical work to be executed, managing tasks execution and capturing performance status. The role is a delicate balance between technical planning/management and cost/schedule management. Therefore a technical background is a major benefit. Equally important is a depth of experience and direct application of cost, schedule, and EVM processes.

The CAM serves as a liaison between the engineering and program management departments. Monitors and analyzes progress and expedites critical path components and processes to maintain schedule. Evaluates and resolves barriers to task completion, some of which may be complex, related to design, quality, cost, and schedule. This position involves the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance.


  • Ensures complete technical scope is identified, defined, and captured to facilitate proper cost and schedule impact evaluation.

  • Analyzes engineering documentation and confers across functional areas to provide and obtain clarity in work collaboration.

  • Contributes to the design and development process by making periodic visits to various departments such as planning, purchasing, manufacturing engineering, technical leads and program office.

  • Coordinates engineering priorities for manufacturing issues and ensures schedule parity. Advises management of the status of work in progress and identifies potential production problems.

  • Reviews and recommends resolutions for open engineering issues affecting sales orders. Alerts planning department to open engineering issues that may affect outstanding work. Alerts engineering departments to sales order activity which may affect outstanding work.

  • Develops and evaluates earned value and variance reports.

  • Conducts periodic program planning meetings.

  • Interfaces with engineering managers, control account managers, and project management in estimating, scheduling, and maintaining task performance within approved cost and schedule constraints.

  • Performs related engineering functions as directed by management, such as proposal support and implementation of contract modifications.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

​We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors in Business Administration or related discipline and at least six years of progressively complex experience in project administration. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • US Citizenship is required.

  • Performs Earned Value Management (EVM) / Control Account Management experience required.

  • Must have complete knowledge of production and engineering support principles and concepts and a general understanding of practices, techniques, and standards.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to use independent analysis and judgment in developing solutions to a variety of complex problems of moderate scope and complexity; (2) excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills to accurately document and report findings to a variety of audiences; (3) excellent interpersonal skills to influence and guide employees, managers and external parties; and (4) excellent computer skills.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

  • Previous DOD experience with military standards and instructions highly desirable.

  • CAM or EVMS certification highly desirable.

  • Microsoft Project experience highly desirable.

  • Six Sigma Certification is desired.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.