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Chief Engineer of Torpedo Programs

Job ID: 2404291
Location: REMOTE WORK, RI, United States
Date Posted: May 21, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is a prime contractor partnered with the US Navy to provide MK48 Heavyweight Torpedoes and torpedo test sets to the Fleet. We continue to build our team of torpedo experts for current programs and future projects.  SAIC seeks a Chief Engineer of Torpedo Programs to participate in the execution of current programs and design of future weapons and test sets. This person will report to the Vice President for Undersea Warfare and Support at SAIC, who is headquartered in Middletown, RI. The person can work a mix of in-office and remote, preferably near Middletown, RI.

This person will serve as a senior adviser to the Vice President for USW and to his team of program managers and SMEs.  This person will work alongside the Growth (Business Development, Capture, Solutions, and Proposal) organizations to develop capture and proposal artifacts and submit proposals for new work.  This person will work directly on multiple current projects to apply torpedo expertise and leadership to ensure mission success for the Navy client.  

The Chief Engineer of Torpedo Programs will lead systems engineering lifecycle implementation and process improvement and implementation activities across several disciplines including configuration management, reporting systems and software build and delivery, risk management, quality assurance, and customer engagement. Responsibilities include overseeing the systems engineering principles throughout the systems life cycle phases: Concept, Requirements Analysis, Architecture Design, Implementation, Verification and Validations, Transition, Support, and Disposal. This position will directly interface with the Government regarding Systems Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts, and communicate with other program personnel, government overseers, and SAIC senior executives.

Additional responsibilities include supporting program management by monitoring program performance, mentoring and serving as a technical resource for SAIC engineering team, and creating, improving,  and championing mission engineering practices. This position will be involved with program schedule and budget planning to ensure compliance with SAIC earned value management processes, support training of SAIC team, and ensure that system requirements are being met. Perform trade studies and proposals for next-generation systems, undersea programs, and provide technical leadership in multiple functional areas.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities: 

- Participate in all phases of design, design reviews, and proposal development.

- Leverage expertise in military weapon systems.

- Collaborate with other senior engineers and scientists to advance SAIC design and bid and proposal efforts.


Required Education and Experience:

- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 18 years of experience 

- Fifteen (15) years in relevant work experience working with undersea technologies including torpedoes.

- Experience with torpedo systems engineering.

- Systems Engineering Leadership experience.

- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) principles.


- Must hold US Citizenship

- Must be willing/able to obtain a Secret security clearance

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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