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Launch Base Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2315416
Location: VANDENBERG SFB, CA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Specialty Engr
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


 SAIC is seeking an Launch Base Systems Engineer to join our team at Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA.  This position is responsible for providing project integration and engineering expertise for the planning, coordination, and work prioritization of infrastructure improvements to satellite processing, support, and administrative facilities for launch base locations at Vandenberg Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. This position serves as the project interface between the facilities Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support contractor, Architecture and Engineering (A&E) contractor, and Government customers.  This position will be responsible for supporting government customers in strategic planning of future OSL infrastructure requirements.  This position will help refine project requirements and scope from initial concept into an executable project plan.  Additionally, this position will lead the integration of project requirements, schedules, and cost estimates across stakeholders through working groups and Integrated Product Teams.  The position will also monitor the O&M contractor, A&E contractor, and construction firms during project execution to ensure that customer requirements are accomplished on time, on budget, and per project specifications.  The candidate must be able to collaborate with others and convey information in a clear, articulate manner.  This position will support Government customers in maintaining world-class launch base infrastructure for many years to come.


Key Duties Include:   

·     Provide integrated program assessments and recommendations for the tactical and strategic    

planning for critical space launch support systems including payload processing facilities, payload launch support infrastructure, payload monitoring systems, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) systems/processes, modeling and simulation tools, and enterprise tools 

·     Coordinate with the O&M contractor to ensure the government receives valid, accurate, and      

timely facility and infrastructure cost proposals

·     Support facility and system capability Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)  

·     Provide project management oversight for sustainment, new systems, construction, and  

infrastructure medication and/or upgrade projects

·     Prepare and deliver draft performance specifications, project requirements documents and

supporting documents for projects that are to be executed by others

·     Prepare requirements documentation, including period of performance and any Government

customer constraints

·     Develop and report metrics on status of infrastructure project planning and execution (cost,

schedule, and performance)

·     Provide traceability and accountability of performance requirements from inception to

completion and ensure integration across all infrastructure systems

·     Ensure all documentation is input accurately, thoroughly, and timely into project management

software tools

·     Identify, document, prioritize, coordinate, track, and mitigate risks using systems engineering

and management processes 

·     Review and provide technical assessments of contractor proposals, designs, drawings, and other

technical documentation 

·     Provide scheduling oversight on complex construction projects and coordinate project execution

timelines in support of mission schedules

·     Project management oversite for sustainment, new systems, construction, and infrastructure

modification.  Monitor O&M contractor efforts using the IBM Maximo Asset Management software tool


·     Minimum Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related specialized field; post-graduate degree in

engineering or related specialized field preferred

·     Professional Engineer license preferred

·     Minimum (14) fourteen years  or more of experience in systems engineering, systems integration, and project management with an emphasis on infrastructure projects preferred 

·     General understanding of launch vehicle and spacecraft integration processes and launch site

preparations flow

·     Competent technical expertise

·     TS/SCI security clearance with CI polygraph

·     United States citizenship required

·     Ability to effectively communicate project plans and technical information through white papers

and presentations 

·     Proactive, self-starting, independent, flexible professional with excellent interpersonal skills 

·     Ability to travel on an occasional basis

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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