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Acquisition Support Engineer

Job ID: 2214812
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Support Engineer with technical expertise in government satellite systems acquisitions and Space Domain Awareness to support the Advanced Plans branch with the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Division. SE&I provides technical and programmatic support to define technical spacecraft and ground systems requirements, define a coherent acquisition strategy, and initiate major contracts with industry partners.  The position requires that a successful candidate demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices. The position will be located in Chantilly, VA and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph.

 

Specific duties include:

  • Draft acquisition documentation to include acquisition plan, fee plan/milestone payment plan, statement of work, contract data requirements list, and other documentation required for a competitive source selection.
  • Monitor performance requirements and identify disconnects with Request for Proposal (RFP) intent and available budget.
  • Support processes to track and report progress on the accomplishment of all contract actions.
  • Identify critical program milestones and match them with appropriate contract requirements.
  • Develop artifacts and briefings in support of critical oversight reviews to include NRO Acquisition Board (NAB), Acquisition Strategy Councils (ASC), Contract Review Panels (CRP), and Quarterly Program Reviews (QPR).
  • Support technical evaluations of contractor proposals.
  • Review complex technical design documentation and provide formal and informal feedback to the COTR and other customer personnel.
  • Liaise with mission analysis and technical requirements teams to ensure completeness across the acquisition.
  • Coordinate with other acquisition offices to ensure “end to end” acquisitions that reflect sound systems engineering practices.
  • Other duties as specified by the COTR and Program Manager.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelors and (14) fourteen or more years of experience; Masters and (12) twelve or more years of experience; PhD or JD (9) nine or more years experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering discipline
  • Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies
  • Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures
  • Previous experience in Space Domain Awareness
  • Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and BOE’s
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, team building and problem solving skills
  • Ability to travel domestically

 

Desired:

  • Advanced Engineering degree (MS or PhD)
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Previous experience in the program office
  • Insight into mission utility of program office systems and interfaces to external components

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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