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Engineering Project Lead

Job ID: 2312301
Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 21, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an Engineering Project Manager to lead a variety of electronics and software engineering development projects in support of DoD.  Responsible to plan, lead and manage performance of a task under the direction of a Program Manager.  This position provides support to an on-site customer to lead projects by planning, estimating, leading a team of engineers and logisticians, and transitioning to production. The role requires a strong problem solver, who can identify/anticipate requirements and provide creative solutions to the team.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Responsible for successful delivery of multiple projects to a customer under direction of a Program Manager. Manage and integrate activities in accordance with contract requirements and ensure technical, schedule, cost, and financial performance. Define or contribute to the program baseline then execute the program to comply with baseline requirements. Manage risk, customer relationships, and program staffing. Ensure compliance with quality standards and escalate challenges to SAIC leadership. Support business development and project staff management.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITY: Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.  Manages performance requirements to the program baseline. Identifies and analyzes minor variances and recommends corrective actions to Program Manager. Responsible for a task or project when it is part of a larger program reporting to another PM. Manages a small size program staff that may include a few subcontractors or suppliers. Uses standard, well-defined processes, procedures, techniques, or tools.

PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.

FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OF PROJECT STAFF: Possesses maturing leadership and management skills. Identifies and resolves project-level issues.  Provides input on performance reviews, compensation-related actions, and staffing and hiring recommendations.

INDEPENDENCE: Primary customer interface for technical matters, information sharing, and basic problem resolution.  Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: Contributes to a BD plan to protect current program work. Provides the Capture Manager (CM) with program-relevant information related to re-compete efforts. May be asked to identify potential selling opportunities to grow beyond current account. May be asked to identify opportunity-buying influences. May be asked to identify possible investment areas by leveraging repeatable and differentiated offerings and capabilities used in the current program.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering and five (5) years or more of related experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication – Oral and Written
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and programs (Visio, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain an active Secret clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • PMP Certification
  • Secret clearance preferred

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.


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 24,000 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 $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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