General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Cost Account Management Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID# 12929BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title Cost Account Management Engineer

Job Category Engineering

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable Unmanned Aircraft Systems and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Control Account Manager (CAM) to join our Project Engineering team.


  • With the help of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), translate and decompose a Statement of Work (SOW) into discrete executable tasks with the appropriate granularity and performance metrics for the effective application of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) practices.

  • Strong familiarity with EVMS techniques to establish tripwires and metrics as a means to aid the Program Manager in evaluating the health and status of the program, identifying any risks, or necessary corrective actions as needed.

  • Work closely with the technical community to query and confirm performance status on a regular basis, generate EV metrics, and, if warranted, work with the SMEs to generate Variance Assessment Reports (VARs) and corrective actions / recovery plans.

  • Represent the Program at Customer meetings and reviews including the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR) and subsequent Program Management Reviews (PMRs).

  • Work closely with the Program Team, consisting of Program Management, Finance, Scheduling, EV Compliance, and the Technical Community, throughout all stages of the Program lifecycle; Definition, Design, Manufacture & Integration, Test & Evaluation, Production and Sustainment.

  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SME) and engineering leads to provide cost estimates and rationale for engineering tasks (support for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) development, Basis of Estimate (BOE) development, proposal efforts, etc.)

  • Have strong communication skills and the ability to convey status of program at technical and financial reviews

  • Must have the ability to track, coordinate and report on status of technical deliverables from interdivisional counterparts (ie. Electrical, mechanical, test, etc.), with comfort level for working in highly technical environment

  • Must be a self-starter, interest in learning the product/platform and perform duties with limited direction

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Yes

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.