Job ID: 205983
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Apr 30, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Shift: Day Job
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
SAIC is seeking a AEGIS Strategic Fleet Readiness Engineer to joint the team in Washington DC.
The Strategic Readiness Engineer will provide direct support to the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) Fleet Readiness Major Program Manager (MPM – PEO IWS 1F) in maintaining readiness to improve the current and near term readiness of the AEGIS fleet, In addition, the selected candidate will align the efforts of various organizations within and external to PEO IWS to ensure the proper maintenance, training, supplying and upgrades to AEGIS combat systems. As part of a large Engineering Support Services (ESS) Team, the candidate will provide systems engineering and acquisition support to ensure that the Integrated Warfare Systems onboard the current and near term AEGIS fleet are ready to support all US Navy missions. The individual will directly support, as his primary advisor, the Integrated Combat Systems – Fleet Readiness MPM, on a daily basis within PEO IWS at the Washington Navy Yard. Responsibilities will include liaison with the Program Executive Officer IWS and his staff, the OPNAV sponsor staff, Fleet staffs, the Principle Assistant Program Managers (PAPMs), which include the Fleet Readiness PAPM, the Integrated Training PAPM, the Ship Integration PAPM and the Fleet spares PAPM within PEO IWS 1.0. He/she will also liaison with Warfare Centers under the purview of PEO IWS, other directorates within PEO IWS, other SYSCOMS and other relevant NAVSEA organizations within Team Ships (e.g., SEA 21). Work will focus on maintenance, certification and upgrades to the AEGIS system and will extend to all areas needed to support its proper operation across the DOTMLPF spectrum, particularly maintainability, training, cybersecurity, mission effectiveness and documentation. They will help lead working groups and review boards to correct short notice problems effecting the roughly 100 AEGIS cruisers and destroyers at sea, in port and in shipyard availabilities. Lead a team of approximately eight SAIC support contractors. The individual will, with the support of the ESS and government staffs, develop and assist the MPM in developing and presenting briefs and papers and in supervising the drafting of correspondence. Occasionally, this senior contractor will be called upon to directly support PEO IWS 1.0, the AEGIS Development MPM, who works closely with the IWS 1F. The candidate will work at SAIC offices near the Washington Navy Yard and will be expected to visit the customer site frequently.
Conduct liaison as described above
Draft key senior level correspondence
Evaluate tools, requirements, test procedures, processes, proposals and documentation
Keep abreast of fleet activities, technology developments, modernization activities, deployments, and fleet problems
Serve as PEO IWS F and PEO IWS FS principal strategic advisor
Coordinate activities, such as budget development within the Task Planning Sheet (TPS) process, among the four IWS 1FS PAPM branches
Develop detailed strategic plans for maintenance and upgrades
Work with other commands to ensure all areas across the DOTMLPF spectrum support fleet readiness
Support AEGIS Wholeness initiatives as needed
Draft key briefs and papers
Liaison with IWS 1F Program Manager Representatives and their SAIC contract support in Yokosuka, Rota, Mayport, Norfolk, San Diego, Pearl Harbor and Everett.
Interface with other systems engineering disciplines within the AEGIS community to ensure proper alignment of activities and requirements
Represent PEO IWS F and FS at meetings
Make presentations to various levels of Navy and DoD leadership to support the mission
Review class Advisories
Review and edit all written products that require MPM signature, mentor the contract support team to maintain standards in terms of punctuation, syntax, grammar and forma
Draft white papers
Review Warfare System Certification Briefs and Messages
Contribute to the strategic 30-Year Surface CS Plan
Supervise Post-Deployment CSG briefs
Education and Experience:
Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more experience; Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience; PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience
Knowledge of AEGIS baselines onboard DDG 51 and CG 47 classes.
Fleet operational Combat Systems experience, preferably along the lines of a Tactical Action Officer, Combat Systems Officer, Systems Test Officer, Executive Officer or Combat Systems Maintenance Manager. Anti-Air Warfare Self Defense / Area Defense; experience as a Force Air Defense Commander within a Carrier Strike Group.
AEGIS program office experience; working with modern combatant program office experience suffices.
Self starting senior professional with an exceptional work ethic.
Team player capable of executing independent work who pays attention to the most minor of details.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Must be able to effectively communicate with high-level Military, Government, and Contractor personnel.
Must be able to generate documents in MS Word and MS PowerPoint at a high level.
A US Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. A minimum of an Interim Secret clearance is required to start.
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