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Acquistion Contracting SME

Job ID: 202419
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % 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 experienced Acquisition Professional to join the National Security Customer Group in Chantilly, VA.  NSCG provides specialized acquisition, engineering, analysis, and operations support to a variety of U.S. Government (USG) customers. 


We support the development of next generation national security-related systems, and have an opening for an Acquisition SME to provide systems engineering and technical advisory services to a USG Research and Development (R&D) customer, to enable acquisition improvements for execution of critical research and development. The customer is developing the generation after next spacecraft architectures, hardware, and software solutions.  This SME will engage with customer senior management and technical SMEs to enable effective acquisition support for R&D program success.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Trusted Acquisition Advisor to Government and Program staff.

·         Provide contracting expertise across the acquisition lifecycle, from BAAs to competitive procurements; from pre-acquisition and solicitation/evaluation, to post-award execution.

·         Direct support to Senior Contracting Officer and engagement across senior leadership on assigned actions or initiatives.

·         Assess current processes and acquisitions, as required, and develop recommendations for improvement in terms of artifact quality, procurement timeline, acquisition responsiveness and/or flexibility to dynamic R&D priorities.

·         Develop and help implement approved solutions including processes, artifacts, work alignment, briefings, and governance engagement.

·         Assess, develop and deliver acquisition training, as needed, for Government and contractor workforce.

·         Provide support to acquisitions, source selection and programmatic processes, as needed.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Active TS/SCI w/Poly
  • 15+ years' total experience, with 8+ years’ as Government (Civilian or  Military) acquisition professional supporting DoD/IC acquisitions
  • DAWIA Level II certification in Contracting
  • Expertise and experience with the IC acquisition cycle, acquisition documentation and budgetary processes
  • Excellent working knowledge of FAR, DFARS, Contract types and acquisition processes, tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong briefing and writing skills
  • Knowledge of R&D and/or space systems acquisition
  • Excellent skills with MS Office Suite

Desired Qualifications

 

·         Advanced degree in acquisition, contracting, engineering, science, or related discipline

·         DAWIA Level III certification in Contracting

·         Experience supporting or working with Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE)

·         Experience with R&D systems acquisition

·         Experience with Government Source Selection activities

·         Experience conducting acquisition related training.

·         Member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

 

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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