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Acquisition Support Engineer - TS/SCI Cleared

Job ID: 202284
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2020
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: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Support Engineer who will assist the customer with defining technical spacecraft and ground systems requirements, defining a coherent acquisition strategy, and initiating major contracts with industry partners. 


The position is located in Chantilly, VA and tied to the NXLS3 contract, which provides full life-cycle systems engineer & acquisition support for multiple Major System Acquisitions to a Government satellite program office. The incumbent SETA team was just awarded a 11 year contract from March 2020 through February 2031!  


If you can demonstrate a technical understanding of space systems, have a working knowledge of government budget requirements, a sound understanding of contracting regulations, and a familiarity with the NRO’s systems engineering practices then this is the job for you! 


Specific duties include:

  • Define end-to-end system capabilities.  
  • Develop acquisition strategy and timelines to benefit mission needs and architecture.
  • 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 National Intelligence Acquisition Board (NIAB), 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.

Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Bachelors in Business or Engineering discipline 
  • 14 years or more professional experience
  • Previous experience developing a variety of acquisition strategies
  • Experience in NRO, IC, and DoD acquisition and program management processes
  • Detailed understanding of government satellite systems acquisitions
  • Experience in the development of Statement of Works (SOWs) and in the ability to perform technical evaluations on SOW’s and BOE’s
  • Basic understanding of satellite systems and architectures
  • Program Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification
  • Ability to travel domestically

 Desired Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications

 





Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 23,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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