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Mechanical Engineer Principal

Job ID: 195698
Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, United States
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Mechanical Engr
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 Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer for our Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) Program.


The NGCV program is demonstrating leading edge vehicle technologies developed by commercial and military entities as part of system maturation toward future production integration.  The successful candidate will use their broad range of Mechanical Engineering experience to lead the design, integration and demonstration of advanced sensors, autonomy and other advanced vehicle technologies onto a NGCV prototype.

The candidate will be responsible for directing the design and integration of identified technologies onto a prototype vehicle platform. This will include using CREO for the development of the detailed design including working with support personnel and drafting on packaging documentation.  The candidate will use their experience along with static and dynamic analysis to ensure the performance of the integrated design.  Once the integrated design is established and approved, the candidate will lead the fabrication/acquisition of the design and support the integration onto the prototype vehicle.  The candidate will work with the customer and testing organizations to ensure the operational demonstration of the integrated technology.  The candidate will evaluate the performance data, documenting the results, and providing recommendations for improvement into a production ready design.

The successful candidate will develop highly innovative and ingenious solutions for integrating advanced technologies onto a NGCV prototype. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with all stakeholder and lead assigned projects to successful conclusion.



Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.

Military vehicle or automotive engineering design experience

  • Experience using CREO for project design efforts.

  • Experience performing static and dynamic analysis of mechanical systems.

  • Experience leading assigned Mechanical engineering design projects

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the product life-cycle design, development, production, and sustainment of physical products.

  • Ability to use objectivity, creativity, and analytical ability to solve problems

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to effectively represent the company / program in customer meetings


  • Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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